Singapore is a shopping haven for many. What better place to be in during this Christmas Season, where the heart of the city, Orchard Road, lights up all the way, for six weeks, from mid-November to early January! This annual light up is something not to be missed as you set your eyes on dazzling lights from Orchard road to Dhoby Ghaut. Let your children live in their childhood fantasy, watching the massive stunning display of reindeers and nutcracker soldiers with a myriad of stunning lighted colourful arches!
Huge Christmas trees all sparkly can be found in Ngee Ann City and Ion Orchard! Aspiring photographers, or even you, fellow Instagrammer, don’t forget to whip out your camera or camera phones to get to capture your memories! You’ll be in awe of the amazing night city landscapes captured on your device! Drop down fairy lights akin to sparkling water droplets will hang on the trees as you walk down the streets. Feast your senses with street performances as you walk along. Watch the carolling and band performances. Experience a wintry season with white fluffy confetti near Tanglin Mall.
Stop by the push cart Ice cream stall where you can get the mouth-watering old school local speciality, the “potong ice cream” either served with wafers, rainbow bread or even in a cup!
Christmas is also a time where it’s an awesome time to shop till you drop! An island-wide sale happens annually during this time, plus, it’s a season of giving! So what better way to shop for a cause!
To ramp up the holiday spirit even higher, head down to a restaurant where Yuletide menus are available only during this time of the year. Roasted turkey or chicken infused with Asian herbs are set to tantalise your taste buds! Pair it with an excellent bottle of red wine and treat yourself a melt-in-your-mouth sweet chocolate Christmas dessert special set to get you on a sugar high! A little indulgence during this special occasion won’t hurt would it?
Ready to join in the celebrations yet? Here’s how you get there. Roads in this area tend to get a little busy during this festive season so the best mode of transportation is still the SMRT. Alight at Orchard Road. You’ll be impressed with the efficient public transportation system in Singapore where trains arrive every 3-4 minutes without you having to worry about a traffic jam. Public transportation operates normal hours during this season, so don’t worry about staying out late!
Just take note that some shops close early on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so be sure to do all your shopping early! See you in Singapore soon!