Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas in Singapore

I meant to post these a few days ago - but time just seems to be getting away from me. I still have sooo much left to do before Christmas gets here - it really seems to have snuck up on me this year! Ah well.

I thought you might like to see the lights of Orchard Rd - the main city shopping strip. Every year the Singaporeans light up several kilometres of the road with lights, trees and other Christmas goodies. Mid year a section of Orchard Rd gets a "mini makeover" when the companies vying for the right to decorate the whole strip put up an example of their entries. The winner is then chosen and they get naming rights for that year. This years' winner was Hitachi.

There seemed to be a theme involving these little characters - we never did find out who they were! The archway above is at the central intersection, and this is where the other major pieces were too. All along the road the trees had lights in and swags stretched from one side of the road to the other - it looked stunning at night.

These next decorations were from the shopping mall right next to our hotel. Every mall had it's own decorations and theme - it was a bit of a sensory overload at times, but gorgeous. The tree was outside the main door and inside each part of the mall there were mini versions.

And as you can see the whole centre got the Christmas treatment!

I'd also like to take the time now to wish each and everyone of you all the very best for a safe and happy Christmas and a terrific 2009 full of good times, laughs and lots of stamping fun!!!


Anonymous said...

That looks amazing! Thanks for your Christmas wishes! Sending the same to you and your family!

Stamp and Smile said...

These photo's are awesome! I just love christmas lights. Thanks for sharing... smiles! :)