Friday, January 08, 2010

Glitzy Christmas by the Bay

That is the sign that greets visitors to Singapore when they make their way to the Raffles City near the Raffles Hotel. D & I got there 6 days before the 25th of December and we were thrilled to see Singapore all decked up for the Yuletide season.

Since I love the sight of Christmas trees, my digicam would automatically click at them. Major malls in the city had giant ones all fully decorated in different colors, lights and ornaments.

Click on the links to enter the websites of the malls:
(1) UOB Plaza (2) Ferrero Rocher tree, Ngee Ann City (3) Suntec City (4) Vivo City (5) Ion Orchard (6) The Paragon Mall (7) Centerpoint Mall (8) Orchard Central Mall (9) The Lucky Plaza (10) Lido Cineplex, Shaw Tower (11) Intercontinental Singapore Hotel (12) Bugis Junction Mall (13) Takashimaya, Ngee Ann City (14) Central Mall, Clarke Quay (15) Vivo City (16) Ion Orchard Mall (17) Suntec City (18) Tanglin Shopping Center (19) The Manger at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd (20) The Manger at the Blessed Sacrament Church, Commonwealth Drive

We had the traditional noche buena feast at my sister's flat on Christmas Eve. We celebrated with turkey roast, keso de bola (which we carried in our luggage), chicken salad and a delicious log cake. On Christmas day itself, we heard Mass at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd. Then we dined at a Chinese Restaurant at Cuppage. A food haven which has changed quite a lot through the years. But the local cuisine fare still tasted good. I will blog about food in a separate entry, soon. We capped Christmas day with good food, great company filled with love, joy and laughter so we were all smiles! =)

D & D

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