Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Tropical Christmas @Singapore - RT
Over the long Christmas holidays, I have visitors from Harbin city (China) known for its bitterly cold winters. I brought the families to our popular tourist belt, Orchard Road where they had an enjoyable time shopping for luxury goods and trying a variety of international cuisines.
Every place we went, we had to queue and the queues were long We queued to buy branded goods, queued for a table in a restaurant, queued to pay for our purchaes.... etc. Exhausting!
There is a unique Christmas tree outside ION Orchard where visitors could climb up to its observation deck for a bird's eye view of the shopping belt. However, the long queue and the waiting time of an hour detered us from joining the queue.
Besides locals, there were many tourists who have come to shop or simply to soak in the festive atmosphere. We were bumping into people every where we turn. I don't like crowds but it was quite an experience celebrating Christmas with so many people! :)
The Christmas decoartions put up by the various shopping malls were very pretty. My guests took many beautiful pictures. The children were particularly happy because they received many presents and got to try a variety of food from countires around the world.
Enjoy the Christmas decor along Orchard Road before they are taken down to usher in the New Year.