Christmas in Singapore 2011

Alvin Choi (Lyricalight Photos) Christmas

Christmas is a festive season all about giving presents and enjoying the snow in many parts of the world, and Singapore is no exception. If you are looking for a tropical Christmas, just head down to Orchard Road where the whole place is nicely decorated with a different theme each year. Instead of snow, Singapore does has it’s wetter version; it tends to rain more during this season, but the city is the most "lively" and bustling this time of the year with Christmas and New Year around the corner.

In previous years, there were competitions to encourage shopping malls to come up with the most creative and beautiful decorations. While there is no more official competitions, it has become the norm for shops and malls to display and decorate for Christmas, to attract more customers.

Alvin Choi (Lyricalight Photos) Christmas
Alvin Choi (Lyricalight Photos) Christmas

Before the start of the Christmas season, streets in Orchard Road are turned into and shopping malls around the island become an orchestra of beautifully works of art. There is the annual Orchard Road light up, which is the official unveiling of the completed decoration in Orchard. For this one night, people throughout the island visit this area just to pass through the glittering street. So if you happen to be in the area, be prepared for throngs of people admiring the street with you.

Alvin Choi (Lyricalight Photos) Christmas
Alvin Choi (Lyricalight Photos) Christmas
Alvin Choi (Lyricalight Photos) Christmas

There are Christmas trees, lights and fake snow, and if you stroll down Orchard during Christmas day there will be groups of carolers and parade floats. This 2km stretch of road is usually spectacularly decorated, with a Orchard Road Christmas Light Up open-top bus tour being run nightly. For shopping malls throughout the island, it has at least a Christmas tree or two along with other Christmas themed décor.

As Singapore's climate is not conducive for pine trees, most of the trees seen are made from alternative materials such as animals, candy, jewels, ribbons, and even teddy bears. However, you never know, you might just come across a real Christmas tree; I simply adore the smell of a real Christmas tree!

Orchard Road might be the centre for Singapore's Christmas festivities, but the other tourist hot spots such as Marina Bay, Resorts World Sentosa, Botanic Gardens, and Night Safari also join in the festivities being decked out with Christmas trees and decorations.

Alvin Choi (Lyricalight Photos) Christmas
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