Merry Christmas from the Magical Wonderland in Singapore 

It’s that time of the year again. December and the joy of Christmas. Merry Christmas my dear friends! May the magic of Christmas gladden your heart with the joys of the season. May the spirit of Christmas bless you with greater strength. May the promise of Christmas bring you endless blessings for years to come. May sunshine accompany you, may all your sorrows pass, may happiness spring in your life, may peace and prosperity accompany you always my dear.

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Beautiful Christmas trees, flying reindeers, all decorations on the branches and bright stars on the top

The Christmas trees on the road, in the shopping malls, restaurants and everywhere one probably went, decorated with prettiest of reindeers, stars, things shiny and cute, the elaborately wrapped gifts under the trees, the stars on the top.

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Christmas lights hanging from the trees at ION, Orchard. The magic is in the air.

 

The lights in the windows, decorations everywhere, though no snow in Singapore but still lots of make believe wonderlands complete with falling snow.

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The winter wonderland at ION Orchard, with its snow covered leaves.

Best of all the greeting of “Merry Christmas”! Signs and greeting wherever I go!

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Even a penguin to help you get in the mood for really cold. Come join the festive season in a make believe snow land.

 

Christmas starts really early in Singapore, that is the decorations come up around mid November.

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The Orchard Road and its flying reindeers. Magical as the night appears.

 

The surprising fact is that the holiday decorations in Singapore are different every year. No dusting off last year’s Christmas ornaments here, different themes, colors and styles to spread the joy of Christmas. I have seen some very impressive stuff over the last two years. This year has been no exception.

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Rows of flying reindeers with the beautiful blue stars, where can one get such serene sky!

The most impressive displays are at the famous shopping belt on Orchard Road. The road transforms every Christmas into a dazzling winter wonderland of stars and diamonds. The elaborate decorations leaves no doubt that this is the season to be jolly.

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The truly magical colors in the reindeers, a close up to appreciate the effort made to make these beauty decorations.

 

This year, blue origami deer fill the sky over Orchard Road. Inspired by celebratory elements of confetti and light rays, the trees, overhangs and sidewalks are adorned with glowing reindeer and sparkling stars.

 

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Jumping Reindeers as they leap across the sky, inviting the imagination to glide along waiting for the snowfall and Santa clause

 

Beautiful displays of glowing reindeer and shimmering stars take center-stage on arches, overhangs, trees and sidewalks, enchanting and inviting to the magic of the season.

The bright lights hanging from the trees!

 

Magical lighting with some snow globes and some candy lands make this place a Fairyland for adults and kids at this time of the year.

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The snow globe outside Wheelock place, inviting and tempting with its snow and reindeer.

 

The Muslim view on Birth of Jesus Christ (may peace be upon him)

Our holy book the Quran clearly mentions Jesus Christ as one of the great messengers of Allah swt (God). His miraculous birth is also clearly narrated. So is his wonderful and merciful disposition as a saviour of mankind. It also talks of his miracles of bringing dead to life, curing the blind and lepers and telling the unseen. The following text is from Quran.

“..When the angels said, “O Mary, indeed Allah gives you good tidings of a word from Him, whose name will be the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary – distinguished in this world and the Hereafter and among those brought near [to Allah ]. He will speak to the people in the cradle and in maturity and will be of the righteous. She said, “My Lord, how will I have a child when no man has touched me?” [The angel] said, “Such is Allah ; He creates what He wills. When He decrees a matter, He onlysays to it, ‘Be,’ and it is. And He will teach him writing and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel. And [make him] a messenger to the Children of Israel, [who will say], ‘Indeed I have come to you with a sign from your Lord in that I design for you from clay [that which is] like the form of a bird, then I breathe into it and it becomes a bird by permission of Allah . And I cure the blind and the leper, and I give life to the dead – by permission of Allah . And I inform you of what you eat and what you store in your houses. Indeed in that is a sign for you, if you are believers. And [I have come] confirming what was before me of the Torah and to make lawful for you some of what was forbidden to you. And I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, so fear Allah and obey me. Indeed, Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is the straight path.” – The Holy Quran 3:45-51

The lights in bush, I love the way the make the leaves appear surreal.

 

May the light of truth guide us. May the coming year bring us peace and prosperity. May happiness prevail and sorrows disappear for the whole world. Ameen!

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  2. E says:

    Laila, I completely agree that there’s something so magical about Christmas season; I too loved not just the decorations on Orchard this year but the whole experience of walking down the road with “Tis the season” playing everywhere.. it felt like walking through a movie. One of my bucket-list items is to be in Central Park, NYC for a Christmas and new year’s eve. Bracing myself for the cold first 😉 till then will continue to enjoy it in Singapore!

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    1. Tis the season is magical song… thank you for reading.

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