Singapore has been beautifully decorating the city every Christmas since 1984! I believe they have the most exciting festive ambience in the world, beating London and even New York City. The madness bargains and throngs of shoppers crowding the whole stretch of Orchard Road was simply overwhelming and fun.
I advise non-Singaporean tourists to hop into their free open-top bus at the Singapore Visitor's Centre which is located in between Paragon and John Little along Orchard Road. Just show the reception your passport and they would gladly put you on their guided tour bus to see more lights without having to walk so long! So clever of their tourism board for making visitors happy!
You won't miss this big orange sign, yeah?! The bus stops there every half hour.
It was such a rush trip for me. I was there to do my MTV video clip outside Takashimaya and VivoCity. All the tourists just stood still and stared at Twilight who was shaking and dancing his ass off, swinging like a whore without any music! ha ha ha! So phai-seh & damn malu..
I bought some small Christmas pressies for my department only coz I grilled and tortured them all the whole year through! Christmas is time to bribe them and be forgiven!
I always love Singapore as they are so clean right from the streets to their Parliament house's tenants. You know what I mean lah. Too efficient government and Kiasu people but I love them all very much. Muak! Muak!
The streets along Orchard Road was so heavenly lighted up and even your foulest day's mood would disappear into thin air by its Christmas charms!
This is a very popular tree outside Paragon, judging by the number of shutter bugs and old Ah Liens & grandmas camwhoring all over the tree. It was nice!
Inside the Paragon, there were so many shoppers sweeping the shelves of the luxurious boutiques. Who says the economy is bad?
Next day, I went over to the Expo where there was a Tibetan Buddhist ceremony being held. It was the deity Kalachakra's Ceremony. I salute their Expo centre which was so well designed and damn huge! The 5 halls were opened up to comfortably accommodate 35,000 people inside!! Walau eh! The big crowds amazingly flew in all the way from Europe, America, Canada and all over Asia.
If one could diligently follow the God Of Time, Kalachakra's cultivations, the cultivator would be able to even call for rain or sunshine and even stop disasters too! It does not sound easy but some people could master it.
It is the best time to receive any good blessings when the world is so full of nightmarish disasters and gloomy economical woes. The ceremony was presided by the Living Buddha Lian Sheng who is so powerful with some 7 million followers worldwide including several country's Presidents who seek his blessing. A reliable source told me that even past President Clinton had private audience with him.
The 35,000 crowd was so huge but they were being so orderly guided and assigned to designated areas without any problem at all. I think it might be not so orderly in Thailand and Malaysia where some stampede might occur.
Who is visiting Singapore next? Keenyee! List out your Christmas wishes in his blog lah! Ha ha!