24/12/2008

Sunday at Orchard Road

On Sunday evening, we drove to Orchard since the girls wanted to see the much-talked about Christmas lights. This year, Orchard is done up quite modestly, i must say. It is so much different from the early and mid 90s when it was really dressed in a big way with a contest for the Best Christmas Lightings. Not sure if they still do it now, but Goodwood Park hotel seemed to have lost it's lustre or it is probably keeping it's energy savings up. But it is a good thing to do. Save energy, I mean.

So here are some shots we took. We didn't get to walk along the stretch of Orchard because it was congested with people. We were stuck on the stretch of Ngee Ann City! But I did enjoyed the many performances around there. I saw more performance across the roads but we were already caught in the crowd, so hard to walk.. so we didn't cross over.

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A Korean Performance along Orchard

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The open top bus carrying tourists passed by.
They were trying to take shots of the lightings too. We all waved to them.

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Some displays along the pavements.

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Girls taking a picture in front of the big sweet. This year's theme was about Sweet Christmas, I think. There were giant sweets every where!

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Not sure if that was the tree just outside Paragon as we drove by.

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I especially liked a Percussion performance by a group of students by Ngee Ann Poly where they did a nice performance using lots of drumsets and beats. I didn't get the chance to stand in front of the group because of the crowd. But the view from the back wasn't that bad.. hehehe

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A tambourine dance somewhere along there was also very nice. It was hard not to clap to the beat and dance, actually. Everyone was really in the mood, even Lea.. they were all clapping for my little Lea for that shakey shakey move. hahahaha

2 comments:

stay-at-home mum said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

Anonymous said...

hey, so nice leh...i like the drums and beats performance, i like the atmosphere and lights... Christmas in warm country can be very fun too,right?! I wish i could be you there too :) Merry Christmas to you and girls.

Jipunabor