Sunday, December 16, 2012

December on Orchard Road

Christmas started in early November along Orchard Road, the premier shopping district of Singapore.  Although most of the people here are not Christians, they love to celebrate December 25th!  The streets are malls are filled with the sounds of songs about snow and chilly weather, even in the tropical heat.
 This is Tanglin Mall, which does a fabulous job every year of decorating for Christmas and then changing the display into a Chinese New Year set.  Above is the day scene, and below is the night, just before they turn on the soap bubbles which look like snow!
Another mall here, Ion, (think Cartier, Gucci, Hermes) took a non-traditional colors approach:

Tangs, a department store, features frost-like light displays:

The sidewalk by day:

and night:

My camera couldn't quite catch the night-time effects, but here is my amateur try:

But in Singapore, of course, there is always something totally unexpected.  I came upon these kids getting ready for something...a photo shoot?...a advertising gig?...a belated Halloween?...or just fun???

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