PONTIAN: The sight of a bride in her blue wedding gown voting at SK Andek Mori caught the attention of many people here.
Che Normahasniza Che Omar, 25, said that she initially planned to change her wedding date when she found out that it fell on the same day as polling day yesterday.
“Some of my family members told me to change my wedding date as they were afraid that we might not have time to cast our votes.
“But I’d already booked the venue and completed all the preparations, ” she added.
Che Normahasniza said her guests, who were mostly Tanjung Piai voters, managed to attend her wedding despite the clash of dates.
Most of her guests were seen inked with dark purple dye on their fingers as they came right after casting their votes at the polling centres nearby.
“My family went to cast their votes earlier but I was busy entertaining guests at that time.
“We stayed at the wedding hall until about 2pm to mingle with our guests and then went for a photoshoot before heading over to the polling station here, ” she added.
Che Normahasniza, who works as a production operator near Kukup, was accompanied by her husband Mohd Zulhairi Mohammad, 23.
Retiree Mohd Nor Othman was a standout among the voters with his bright pink scooter and his Jalur Gemilang shirt.
He was among the earliest to arrive at the SK Pengkalan Raja polling centre.
“I have never skipped voting my entire life because it is our duty as citizens to choose our next elected representative, ” said the 63-year-old, who woke up at 7.30am to cast his vote.
Mohd Nor said he always liked to wear flashy clothes and ride his pink motorcycle either during Merdeka Day celebration or the general election.
He added that he liked to stand out from the crowd and made it a fun experience, not only for himself, but also for other voters.
“Usually during the elections, there will be some tension between opposing political supporters and this may affect the voters.
“But I want my pink scooter to put a smile on their faces even for a few minutes, ” he said.