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Old Capital's longest married couple

By MARGARET WISE
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

TOGETHER they have watched the world change while Levuka remained the same.

And after 61 years of marriage, Lina, 80, and Len Wong, 90, have earned themselves the title of the Old Capital's "oldest married couple".

According to Mrs Wong, the secret to the longevity of their relationship is simple.

"It's all about God," she shared.

"God is the source of everything. Without Him we are nothing."

Originally from Nawaikama, Gau, she moved to Levuka in 1948 to attend school at Delana.

At that time, the Wongs were among a family of bakeries operating out of Levuka.

"Len succeeded his father, Wah Sik who originally came from China to plant banana in Rewa. He wanted to go to school in Marist but his dad asked him to take over the business."

The couple retired in 1992, handing over the business to their children.








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