Skip to content
search
Close Up Couple Spotlight: Ung Yiu Lin & Azlan Iskandar, On Parenthood, Quality Time & Their Love Language

Couple Spotlight: Ung Yiu Lin & Azlan Iskandar, On Parenthood, Quality Time & Their Love Language

November 2019 - At the Malaysia Tatler Ball 2018
By Jessica Liew
January 22, 2019
#CoupleGoals is just one label to describe the perpetual adoration between the enterprising fashionista and former national squash player.

It was 10 years ago when Ung Yiu Lin and Azlan Iskandar started dating. Many could liken it to a match made in heaven – a gorgeous society maven and national squash player – but it this mutual impression of one another was what came in the way. When they realised there was more substance to the other, sparks flew. Azlan’s career based in London didn’t deter them from pursuing a 3-year long distance relationship. The pair were married in December 2012, and are now a charming family of 5. Between the time they met to the parents they are now, Yiu Lin and Azlan have grown closer than ever. From their earliest photos together to recent family portraits, we put together a gallery of the couple’s milestones summing up the bond they share.

2008

2009 - When Azlan and Yiu Lin first started dating, pictured with Zaireen Ibrahim, Shazlan Sufian and Ferhat Nazri-Aziz
2009 - When Azlan and Yiu Lin first started dating, pictured with Zaireen Ibrahim, Shazlan Sufian and Ferhat Nazri Aziz

On one of of Azlan’s summers back in Malaysia, he met Yiu Lin at a fashion party. The 2 only started dating the following summer after overcoming their assumptions (him a jock, she a socialite) of one another.

2009

2009 - Young love and dating
2009 - Young love and dating

The couple embarked on a long-distance relationship for 3 years – although they were not looking for a relationship, it worked out because they were working on their own careers.

2009 - Holiday in Venice
2009 - Holiday in Venice

“What did draw us together was our drive to succeed in life and also our same outlook in life,” Yiu Lin told us.  

2010

The pair met halfway around the globe to explore new destinations, including Cyprus
The pair met halfway around the globe to explore new destinations, including Cyprus

It so happened that both their ideal dates entailed travels, which they turned into a tradition by meeting halfway at a new destination. “Exploring the globe was what we loved to do, and to experience new adventures together,” the couple shared, who romanced each other across Venice, Hong Kong, Cyprus, and London, too.

2011

2011 - The day Azlan proposed to Yiu Lin
2011 - The day Azlan proposed to Yiu Lin

The relationship was set for the next chapter – in 2011, when the pair were on a site inspection of their new home, Yiu Lin received not just a new key but a marriage proposal from Azlan.

See also: TUMI Trailblazers: Ung Yiu Lin, Founder of KLutched and ShoesShoesShoes

2012

December 2012 - At their akad nikah
December 2012 - At their akad nikah

In December 2012, surrounded by their loved ones and family members on the hills of Bentong, the loved-up duo said ‘I do.’

December 2012, the couple at their wedding
December 2012, the couple at their wedding

Yiu Lin recounted fondly: “It was a magical and intimate day for us, from the Chinese tea ceremony to the akad nikah, and reception that night itself. It was a celebration of 2 different cultures and 2 families. We got married on a deck constructed on top of the infinity pool.”

2013

November 2013 - Baby shower for Zara
November 2013 - Baby shower for Zara

In December 2013, their firstborn daughter Zara came into the world.

2014

October 2014 - At the wedding of Benjamin Yong and Elizabeth Lee, with Ng Shen Yi, Chen Tien Yue, Marion Caunter and Nasarudin Nasimuddin
October 2014 - At the wedding of Benjamin Yong and Elizabeth Lee, with Ng Shen Yi, Chen Tien Yue, Marion Caunter and Nasarudin Nasimuddin

Although they were now parents, Yiu Lin and Azlan cherished their down-time, or ‘adult time’ with a close-knit group of friends. They were also at a point in their lives where their peers were having babies.

See also: Ung Yiu Lin: How Motherhood Has Upped Her Multitasking Game

2015

January 2015, with Zara
January 2015, with Zara

Sometimes, the parents would bring Zara out with them for functions – to the delight of their friends and observers of society members.

August 2015, with Zara at Blake Yong's full moon party
August 2015, with Zara at Blake Yong's full moon party

Clearly enjoying every moment as parents, Yiu Lin and Azlan would share on their Instagram profiles cute videos and photos of Zara and her antics.

2016

January 2016 - The birth of Ava
January 2016 - The birth of Ava

In January 2016, Ava came into their lives. Having 2 daughters certainly changed their relationship for the better: “It’s made us very selfless,” recounted Yiu Lin. “It’s all about the kids now and all our sacrifices are for them.”

August 2016 - At the akad nikah of Zaida Ibrahim and Arif Zikri Aziz, with Shazlan Sufian, Marion Caunter and Nasarudin Nasimuddin
August 2016 - At the akad nikah of Zaida Ibrahim and Arif Zikri Aziz, with Shazlan Sufian, Marion Caunter and Nasarudin Nasimuddin

Having more on their plate meant that the parents had to be smarter with their time, even if it meant quality time together and with friends at social events.

August 2016 - At Liam Nasarudin Nasimuddin's 1st birthday
August 2016 - At Liam Nasarudin Nasimuddin's 1st birthday

Occasionally, their 2 daughters would tag along and command all the attention. No matter – who says you can’t have a good time with the children around? Yiu Lin and Azlan sure can, and with big smiles, too.

2017

November 2017 - Keeping an eye on the kids at Benjamin Yong's 40th birthday party
November 2017 - Keeping an eye on the kids at Benjamin Yong's 40th birthday party

“I love his commitment to me and his family. We are always number 1 and ahead of his own interests,” mused Yiu Lin of her ‘baby daddy’.

January 2017 - Pre-Luca trip to Japan with Zara and Ava
January 2017 - Pre-Luca trip to Japan with Zara and Ava

To Azlan, Yiu Lin’s honesty and dedication to the family and marriage is what he loves best about her. “Keeping it real by keeping the channels of communication very open,” he praised of his wife.

2018

2017 - When Ava found out she was going to have a little brother
When Ava found out she was going to have a little brother

In 2018, their family welcomed a new member, a chubby-cheeked boy named Luca. Needless to say, the good-natured baby won the hearts of everyone, his sisters especially so.

See also: Tatlergrams Of The Week: Ung Yiu Lin's Baby Shower For #LinsLastBaby

September 2018 - The couple holidaying in Morocco, sans children, just like the old times
September 2018 - The couple holidaying in Morocco, sans children, just like the old times

Family duty calls, but for Yiu Lin and Azlan, time together was essential in their relationship. “Our trip to Morocco in 2018 was so important for us, as we now have 3 kids it is so easy to forget about US,” Yiu Lin revealed, referring to their oldest thrill of travelling.

November 2017 - At the Malaysia Tatler Ball
November 2018 - At the Malaysia Tatler Ball

It’s been more than 10 years into the couple’s journey and despite 3 children and the demands of their careers, their adoration for one another knows no age.

2019

June 2018 - Family portrait with the 3 children
Family portrait with the 3 children

“What we plan on doing is yearly trips just the 2 of us, seeking out adventure and trying new things,” Yiu Lin shared, of how they stoke their romance. “It’s usually spontaneous if it’s in KL. A quiet movie night our for a nice dinner somewhere.”

January 2019 - Proud parents at the double birthday celebration for their daughters
January 2019 - Proud parents at the double birthday celebration for their daughters

“We have always worked as a team and we work even better now as parents,” Yiu Lin revealed of their secret to a happy marriage. “It’s very rewarding looking at our kids growing up and becoming unique individuals.”

Tags

Close Up Couple Spotlight Ung Yiu Lin Love Story Relationship Celebrity Couple

clear
keyboard_arrow_up

In order to provide you with the best possible experience, this website uses cookies. For more information, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

close