It’s barely into November, and already the lights and decorations are going up on Singapore's famed Orchard Road. By the third week of November, they are officially lit, and the Christmas extravaganza truly begins.
This year, it felt like Christmas was being forced on me way too early. As far back as October we were seeing the paraphernalia of Christmas in some form or other - and hearing Christmas music in stores and coffee shops (shock/horror!!).
As my time before leaving Singapore to head back to Virginia for the Christmas holidays was getting short, last Saturday (yes, Saturday night - not so smart), I ventured to Orchard Road to get a look at the lights in all their glory - and to try to get my Christmas mojo started.
I started off at Ion Orchard and walked down towards Cuppage Terrace. There were a lot of people, Orchard Road on a Saturday night is busy at the best of times, but with the Christmas lights it was even more so, making it quite hard to take photos. It seemed every man, woman and child on the street were also trying to do the same thing. There were quite a few street performers too, quite an atmosphere. Even the familiar Salvation Army red buckets and bells were in attendance, aided and abetted by the usual Christmas tunes!
MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL