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The Best Xmas Trees in Town!

By Ng Yi LianEvents - 21 December 2010 5:09 PM | Updated 9:57 AM

The Best Xmas Trees in Town!

Have you been trudging throughout Singapore to search for photo ops with pretty Christmas trees? inSing.com rounds up seven of our favourites!

 

 

 

 

 

CAN'T MISS

Paragon

One of the most sophisticated-looking Christmas trees in town this year, Paragon impresses with its non-traditional gold and bronze tree. Its smart use of highly reflective materials cuts down the use of lights to save energy while maintaining a maximum sparkling effect. Within the centre of the tree’s conical structure are translucent gold baubles that are hung so they look like suspended urban sculptures floating in mid-air.


VivoCity

The towering 104ft Christmas tree located at VivoCity’s Sky Park on Level 3 is the undoubted highlight of the mall’s decorations this season. Swathed in sparkling lights and glittering baubles with galloping reindeers astride the tree, here are some jaw-dropping facts about the tree:

Total garland length: 16.5km

Total number of fairy light bulbs: 183,333

Total number of energy saving bulbs: 1,600

Total number of Christmas baubles: 1,500

Total number of on-site man hours to assemble the tree: 5,000

 

VivoCity

 

ION Orchard

Plaza Singapura

At 8m tall, the purple Christmas Tree at Plaza Singapura has made it into the Singapore Book of Records as Singapore’s Tallest Christmas Tree Made Up Of Paper Hearts. Featuring 30,000 purple paper hearts and a total of 1,500 hours to fold, this Christmas tree is part of a fund-raising event (Purple Hearts 2010) to help disadvantaged children through the MILK (Mainly I Love Kids) Fund. It’s organised by Estetica, a local beauty salon chain, which collected a $2 donation with each paper heart and raised $60,000 over three weeks.


ION Orchard

The mall’s 20m-tall Christmas tree is the highlight of its seasonal programme ‘A Musical Christmas’. This specially created tree allows visitors to step inside and watch dazzling displays composed entirely with strings of lights and specially created snowflakes in the shape of musical notes. Live entertainment takes place around the tree include choirs singing all-time favourite Christmas tunes.

 

Raffles City

 

PARCO Millennia Walk

TANGS

Fresh off its win of the ‘Best Dressed Building’ by the Orchard Road Business Association this December, TANGS features an eco-friendly Christmas tree as one of its key seasonal display features. The tree, constructed in partnership with SK-II, is made out of 20,000 recyclable SK-II bottles while the rest of the store is decked out with oversized baubles and colourful pillars inspired by Andy Warhol’s Pop Art Christmas Cards of the 1950s.


PARCO Millenia Walk

We love the creativity behind this cute little quirky Christmas tree at PARCO Level 1 entrance. Making use of the colourful packaging of Nissin Cup Noodles, an environmentally friendly tree was erected without the use of any electricity. In addition, 50 shoppers who could guess the number of cup noodles used to build this Christmas tree win a Nissin Cup Noodle hamper with 10 different flavours.

Raffles City Shopping Centre

No Christmas tree photo snapping in Singapore is complete without a visit to Raffles City Shopping Centre, which never fails to stop traffic with its yearly dazzling Christmas trees. Standing tall at 18m at the junction of Bras Basah Road and North Bridge Road, this blue and silver tree comes alive with lights and sounds at half hour intervals daily, with its bulbs set creatively to pulse in sync with Christmas music. Step inside the giant tree to revisit the images of the mall’s previous Christmas trees’ decorations from 2001 to 2009.