Christmas in the Tropics

Despite not having an inch of snow, Christmas in Singapore has always been celebrated in grand style. Scintillating lights adorn our shopping streets, year-end sales fill the newspaper pages, and lovely Christmas trees all outdo each other. Age-old carols blast through the airwaves, while people make plans for parties, short getaways and breaks. Giving, feasting, celebrating and rejoicing in the reason for the season.

An idea just struck me. Why don't we get Singaporeans and visitors to blog about their festive-related experiences in Singapore and highlight noteworthy ones to the world? After all, Word Of Mouth is one of the strongest ways to sell a destination, and nothing beats a blog in doing that. Maybe I should suggest that to the Singapore Tourism Board?

Meanwhile, let me help to usher in the spirit of Christmas - Uniquely Singapore style!

Christmas lights along Bras Basah Road, just outside the Singapore Art Museum.

Orchard Road Lights
A view from inside my car of Orchard Road's mesmerising (and traffic stopping) lights.

Tanglin Mall - Christmas Lightings
Tanglin Mall's beautiful decor of Christmas trees, lights and presents galore.

Christmas Tree @ Paragon
A blue, star studded beauty of a tree outside Orchard's Paragon Shopping Centre.

A giant 3-storeyed Christmas tree in Ngee Ann City. See how it dwarfed us mere mortals?

A smaller, more traditional looking yule-tide fir at Hotel Rendezvous.

Another photo from Rendezvous, this time of a ginger-bread house. Sorry, I didn't test to see if its as tasty as it looks!

Disney's world famous animals meeting and greeting shoppers at Takashimaya. The icons of consumer culture!

Tina and Ethan diving into the thick of the action at Ngee Ann City Basement.

"When I grow up, I want to be just like him and make billions from licensing!"

Coming up next - my adventures in a real winter wonderland!

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