2009 CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP AT ORCHARD ROAD

It is this time of the year, my favourite time of the year – Orchard Road is all decorated and lighted up to celebrate Christmas!

I remember reading that this is the 25th year Singapore has its Christmas light-up. It has been this long but somehow, I still can’t help feeling excited about it every year!

DS and I were down at Orchard Road two nights ago, after watching 2012, to appreciate the lightings. Thank God for the beautiful weather, and we were able to do some photo and videos shoots as planned. As expected, Orchard Road was packed with people, far more than any usual weekends. Many went down with their families and children, and there were also avid photographers who went with their cameras and tripods to capture these beautiful moments of the year.

The light-up this year is slightly different from the past as it does not only cover Orchard Road but also the Marina Bay area. As many would have read about it, there are two themes – A Christmas All Decked Out for the Orchard area and A Glitzy Christmas by the Bay for the Marina Bay area. I hope you will enjoy this video clip that I created.

I find the decorations and lightings on Orchard Road much more impressive this year although it has a smaller coverage that concentrates on Tanglin Road and Orchard Road up to Concorde Hotel (former Meridien Hotel) only. I particularly like those snowballs and running lights hanging down from the trees, and the blue-theme lightings from Tanglin Road to Shaw Centre (at the junction of Scotts Road and Orchard Road).

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This rotating platform in front of Shaw Centre is a popular photo spotxmas0904

ION Orchard, the latest landmark on Orchard Road, and its giant purple Christmas treexmas0906

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Giant Christmas tree at the lobby of Ngee Ann City. Not much difference from last year’s.

Bear trees near the ground-floor entrance of Takashimayaxmas0910

Orange theme from ION Orchard to the Heeren (Day)xmas0911

A big difference between day and night

Along the walkway between Ngee Ann City and Wisma Atria

Many reindeer are seen along the pavement between Ngee Ann City and Wisma Atria.

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I Am The Light Of The World (John 8:12) by Tangsxmas0912

Giant Christmas tree outside Paragon shopping centrexmas0909

Simple but elegant

Red theme from the Heeren to Concorde Hotel (former Meridien Hotel)xmas0913

If you are thinking of making a trip down to Orchard Road for the Christmas lightings, I suggest you do not miss the decorations at Tanglin Mall as well. It is a popular spot and its nightly snow-play (foam created by pumping soap water into the air) is a hit amongst the children.

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More photos can be found on my online photo album.

Christmas @ Orchard, Singapore 2009 Photo Album

Sneak Preview on Orchard Road’s Christmas Decorations (1 Nov 2009)

Merry Christmas to all.

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