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I’m looking forward to Christmas…

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Popped by Tanglin Mall’s Magical Christmas activity to soak in the festive mood over the weekend. Well, the foam snow is the closest thing we can get to the real thing in Singapore lol. It was nice watching the kids playing, so carefree and happy they made me want to dive right in. What is the best thing you remember about Christmas? Are you doing anything special this yuletide season? :) Xmas - Kids in Snow I’m wishing upon a star…Xmas - Kids in SnowXmas - Kids in SnowXmas - Kids in SnowXmas - Kids in SnowXmas - Kids in SnowXmas - Kids in SnowXmas - Kids in Snow

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Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay

Christmas WonderlandCelebrating Christmas in tropical Singapore got a bit more special this year with over 30 impressive Italian-crafted Luminarie light sculptures and a European-style Festive Market set up at Gardens by the Bay.

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A giant Christmas tree decorated with the Gardens’ signature dragonfly motif greets visitors at the Golden Garden, near the main attraction’s entrance. You can also see the 16-metre tall Frontone arrival arches, the first of the Luminarie light sculptures, leading you into a Christmas Wonderland located in the Flower Dome and the Supertree Grove.

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The Luminaries light sculptures inspired by 16th and 17th-century Baroque architecture were hand-crafted by Paulicelli Illuminations International, a family of Italian craftsmen. I must say the specially-designed pieces blended very well into the tranquil atmosphere of the Gardens.

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Some 95,000 bulbs were used to create the Luminaries, and each bulb meticulously placed by hand before being carefully shipped to Singapore.

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At 17 metres tall and 31 metres wide, the Spalliera located just in front of Supertree Dining is the largest of the Luminaries.

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Other than being a fab photo spot, also look out for the daily “Blizzard Time” (7.30PM, 8.20PM, 9.05PM and 9.45PM; weather permitting) where ‘snow’ made of foam is released to create a wintry scene.

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Snowing in Singapore is definitely fit for #wefie time :)

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Getting an aerial view of the light sculptures from the OCBC Skyway

Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Wonderland

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Be treated to a myriad of performances at the Cassa Armonica with performances such as 12 Days of Choirs, Festive Sirens and Verses by the Garden Lights By Act 3 Drama Academy.

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Spectacular-looking!

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Other than the light sculptures, you can explore the European-style Festive Market at the Supertree Grove.

Christmas Wonderland

Satisfy your sweet cravings at pastry chef Janice Wong of 2am:dessertbar’s pop-up store.

Christmas Wonderland

The spectacular Spiegeltent, a two-century old travelling ‘mirror tent’ from the Netherlands makes its first appearance in Asia under the Supertrees. Made of 1,000 pieces of wood, canvas, brocade, exquisite mirrors and stained glass, visitors will get a chance to dine within this enchanting tent for a unique gastronomic experience.

Christmas Wonderland

Originally built in the late 19th and 20th century, only a handful remains in existence. Did you know this particular tent was once found abandoned at a railway station? Now it’s lovingly restored and travelling the world. What a fairytale.

Christmas Wonderland

Do drop by for a different Christmas experience in the tropics, and say cheese! :)

Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay
Festive Market: 29 November to 21 December 2014, 3:00PM to 11:00PM. Food huts open from 5:00PM
Luminarie Lights: 29 November 2014 to 4 January 2015, 7:00PM to 12:00AM
Free admission


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Gardens by the Bay – Yuletide in the Flower Dome

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This Christmas, the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay transforms into a winter wonderland with Teddy Santa on a sleigh, illuminated reindeers, enchanting light sculptures and a mini Christmas village set amidst cheery festive blooms. Temperatures have been turned down as well, so come in your winter best for that picture-perfect moment with a loved one, muaks :)

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Illuminated reindeers. Shiny noses are so yesterday.

 

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Illuminated Luminarie sculptures which is also a part of Christmas Wonderland that is happening in the Supertree Grove during the same time.

 

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Vantage point for photos

 

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A cute teddy bear greets visitors at the entrance of the Flower Dome. I hope he has a present for me…did you know this bespectacled bear is made in the likeness of the Gardens’ CEO? :)

 

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Teddy bears adorn the place, giving it a warm and fuzzy feeling

 

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Twinkling lights lead the way to the floral display

 

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Gorgeous with a capital G

 

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Star light, Star bright
Are you bringing my present this Christmas night? ;p

 

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I want the tree. I want the tree!

 

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A charming mini winter village huddled at the back of the main floral display

 

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If only I could shrink myself 10 times, I would start playing in the snow…I miss winter but definitely don’t miss the cold!

 

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Even reindeers play hard to get

 

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The bird sculptures also got a festive makeover. I wonder what this one saw, maybe a roast turkey haha

 

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I spy a candy factory at the corner of my little eye…it’s for show only though.

 

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Bird’s eye view of the floral winterscape

 

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I am looking forward to Christmas, just like this smiley snowman. What about you? :) xoxo

Yuletide in the Flower Dome
17 Nov 2014 to 6 Jan 2015
Gardens by the Bay
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Admission charges to the Flower Dome applies