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Xmas S'pore style

Friday, December 25, 2015 - 05:50
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GIVING GENEROUSLY: One of 30 ChariTrees, put up to raise funds for charity along the Marina Bay Sands promenade, provides a festive and organic shape to the city financial district skyline as Singapore enters the New Year.
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DIFFERENT HORNS: Exchanging devil horns from Halloween for reindeer ones for Christmas. Commerce goes hand in hand with festive occasions when retailers think of novel ideas to ring in the tills.
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LET IT SNOW: For the lack of a winter in Singapore, this boy and other children adapt to their surroundings and enjoy being blasted by heavy 'snow' which is actually foam at Tanglin Shopping Centre.
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CHRISTMAS FAIRYLAND: Taking pride of place at the Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay Christmas exhibit is a giant two storey four-tier 'cake' decked out with a merry-go-round, tin soldiers, bears, angels and candles. Santa even has his very own mailbox painted out in red with a mailbag marked Reindeer Post office, Letters to Santa, North Pole.
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CHRISTMAS FAIRYLAND: Taking pride of place at the Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay Christmas exhibit is a giant two storey four-tier 'cake' decked out with a merry-go-round, tin soldiers, bears, angels and candles. Santa even has his very own mailbox painted out in red with a mailbag marked Reindeer Post office, Letters to Santa, North Pole.
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CHRISTMAS FAIRYLAND: Taking pride of place at the Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay Christmas exhibit is a giant two storey four-tier 'cake' decked out with a merry-go-round, tin soldiers, bears, angels and candles. Santa even has his very own mailbox painted out in red with a mailbag marked Reindeer Post office, Letters to Santa, North Pole.
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CHRISTMAS FAIRYLAND: Taking pride of place at the Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay Christmas exhibit is a giant two storey four-tier 'cake' decked out with a merry-go-round, tin soldiers, bears, angels and candles. Santa even has his very own mailbox painted out in red with a mailbag marked Reindeer Post office, Letters to Santa, North Pole.
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MAGICAL RIDE: Experiencing what it's like to ride a reindeer are these two people who defied gravity for a magical photo opportunity at Christmas Wonderland, Singapore's biggest yuletide fair at the Gardens by The Bay, with the help of a large mirror creating an optical illusion.
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ORCHARD ROAD ALL DRESSED: UP People go about buying their last-minute Christmas presents along Singapore's main shopping avenue. Storefronts are beautifully decorated to entice shoppers and there's even a wall art display inspired by stained glass windows.
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ORCHARD ROAD ALL DRESSED: UP People go about buying their last-minute Christmas presents along Singapore's main shopping avenue. Storefronts are beautifully decorated to entice shoppers and there's even a wall art display inspired by stained glass windows.
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WISH UPON A STAR: Christmas may be a time of feasting and family gathering to some people. To others, it is a timely reflection of what has gone through the past year and looking forward to the New Year.

While Europe is wishing for a white Christmas, Singapore shows that the holiday season is best celebrated in a spectrum of colours. Whether it's among the blooms at Gardens by the Bay, the night lights along Orchard Road, or the various decorations, presents and food that are being decked out,