Season‘s greetings to all !!
For non-Singaporeans spending the Christmas season in Singapore this year, we’re probably thinking the same thing… It’s really interesting to have a hot Christmas!! I don’t know about you but usually in my home country Christmas comes together with cold temperature, snow… and a hot chocolate by the chimney 🙂
This is not my first Christmas in Singapore… At first I was a little put off, like probably other fellow expatriates living here. It’s just so different from our usual Christmas atmosphere! But Singapore always has something different to offer. What I like most about being in Singapore around Christmas and New Year’s Eve is:
– the Christmas decorations around town make you feel like it’s Christmas (even though inside you might be dying of heat!). Sometimes I feel lightings are too colourful and shiny, but it’s a good start to help you get in the mood 🙂
– Business partners will most likely deliver hampers or small gifts to your office! That’s part of the small things that make me happy!
– But most of all, you still feel like you’re on holiday in summer 🙂 !! Don’t you just love waking up to a warm weather and having a cooling drink by the beach next to neighbouring coconut trees?
Speaking of Christmas decorations… did you know that each year there is an implicit “competition” for the tallest Christmas tree in Singapore? Especially between Singapore attractions and hotels, but also including shopping malls… Check out these ones for example!
Ngee Ann City
Shangri La Hotel lobby
I even heard last year that Singapore Flyer claimed they had the tallest Christmas tree in Singapore… even though their Christmas tree is not a tree!! So which Christmas tree is your favourite this year? 🙂
And as the end of the year approaches, here’s wishing you a wonderful new year of 2013 !!