Getting into a Nordic Christmas mood with Poinsettia Wishes, Christmas Wonderland 2019.
A quick pictorial post. Quick because it’s near Christmas and the New Year, and there are so many things to finish doing. (So much food, activities, and movies to enjoy too). The following are pictures from my annual December excursion to Gardens by the Bay last Thursday. My purpose for visiting, of course, being the annual Christmas Wonderland festival.
As I skipped Poinsettia Wishes last year, I included that into my visit as well. I ended up spending more time inside the Flower Dome than outside.
Anyway, here are the pictures I took. If you haven’t yet visited, I strongly encourage you to at least drop by the outdoor exhibits. The Italian luminaries are, as always, absolutely gorgeous.
Poinsettia Wishes 2019
Unlike my previous visit in 2017, I entered by the waterfront route and began with Poinsettia Wishes. Overall, the vibrant colours all over the Flower Dome, tastefully illuminated and partnered by Nordic dioramas featuring famous Scandinavian architecture, were nothing short of mesmerising.
As I mentioned, this year’s Poinsettia Wishes incorporates mini replicas of famous Scandinavian landmarks.
Gardens by the Bay Christmas Wonderland 2019
Overall, this year’s Christmas Wonderland has a less European feel; a sharp contrast to the Nordic displays at the Flower Dome. I’m a little mixed about this, to be honest, although I still enjoyed the dazzling luminaries. The large dining area at the Meadow also had a certain, I don’t know, festive Pasar hipster feel? It’s indeed Christmas in the tropics!
I end this Christmas pictorial post on Poinsettia Wishes and Christmas Wonderland 2019 with this strange picture. By the way, this was why I waited till last week to visit.
Xenomorphs haven’t invaded Singapore, of course (lol), it’s part of the #FUTURETOGETHER immersive art exhibition at the Dragonfly Lake. Created by TeamLab, my favourite Japanese light art specialist, this is a lead-on to the indoor displays that would begin in January 2020. That’s something I’m greatly looking forward to in the New Year!
PS: I wouldn’t mind a Xenomorph for a Christmas present, you know. Provided I can train it not to bite me.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Everyone!
Read my other Festive Celebrations in Singapore posts.