A Christmas All Decked Out

A Christmas All Decked Out

A Christmas All Decked Out

The photo said it all.

I wonder how many of us remembered looking forward to trips-to-Orchard during Xmas seasons, when we were young.

At least I did. I loved looking at the decorations, though I loved more about the going-out with the family & cousins.

As we got older, as we start getting busy with our own lives, such trips get forgotten. Viewing decorations can be a way to bond the family members. At least.. that’s how I view it.

I’d stopped walking down Orchard Road during Xmas, for the purpose of viewing / appreciating the decorations. As years go by, you’d realise they’re actually all the same. They aren’t as interesting as they had been when we were young.

So what’s so interesting about this year’s light-up?

Was invited by STB to attend the light-up ceremony on 7th Nov (yes this is a super overdued post!). So together with Huishan, Victor, Qiquan, DK, Claudia, Lester & GF, we attended the ceremony as Media!

Feels very good ahhaha!

Guest of Honour was His Excellency President S R Nathan.

With some performances by JazzKids from Kids Performing & clients from AWWA Teach Me..

Photo credit: Claudia

Photo Credit: Claudia

Photo Credit: Claudia

Christmas tree made up of recycled ornaments

Christmas tree made up of recycled ornaments

And off we go to the arranged-Hippo bus that brought us round Orchard – that’s themed A Christmas All Decked Out.

The whole stretch of Orchard was split into 3 zones.

Blue Zone - where the Snowman stays with winter christmas

Blue Zone - where the Snowman stays with winter christmas

Orange Zone - Reindeer comes out to play

Orange Zone - Reindeer comes out to play

Red Zone - how can Santa be missed out?

Red Zone - how can Santa be missed out?

Other than Orchard, places like Marina Bay (themed A Glitzy Christmas by the Bay) and Singapore River (themed Christmas by the Singapore River) are also beautifully decorated. A pity the hippo bus tour didn’t include these locations due to APEC. And being the lazy busy me, I didn’t had the time to check them out.

If you walk past participating buildings for the Orchard Road’s Best Dressed Building Contest, you can vote for your favourite best-dressed building!

Of course, how can Christmas be fun without Christmas Sales? I won’t be able to tell you where and what (too broke to go shopping!), but you can check out STB’s Celebrations-Packed Singapore site to find out more!

I have a new-found love for walking down the lighted-up streets – friendship bonding. The photo said it all.

Thanks Benjamin for the invite! I had a great time!

More photos on flickr!

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