Christmas Decorations on Tanglin and Orchard Roads, 1998

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This Christmas train with passengers, station, backdrop, and what-have-you won the 1998 prize for best decorations. We arrived a few minutes after the train stopped puffing white smoke -- I'd seen it a few times while passing in a car -- but the soap-suds snow was still on the ground, and children had a lot of fun playing in it. I wonder if they now think snow is like soap suds?

The same scene during the day and at night, when the darkness hides the palm trees.

Left and Right: The second place winner: "A Fairy Tale Christmas at Centrepoint" -- the ballroom scene from Cinderella. Middle: Lights along Orchard Road, which, I'm told are much sparser this year because of the economic downturn.

Two daylight scenes from Orchard Road: Disney decorations and more toy trains at the crossing near Tang's.

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