Everything You Need For The Perfect Christmas In Singapore (Real Trees, Turkeys, Stollen etc)

Some people avoid Orchard road completely during these days, some people avoid Christmas completely these days and some people long to their common home customs, when usually they would go out in the cold, putting lights on the big trees in the snowy garden and having hot chocolate inside, next to the fireplace.

Finally its “this time” of the year and everybody is getting ready for Christmas. Singapore transforms into one big artificial snow dome (minus the snow), and the shopping machinery gets up to full speed.

Some people avoid Orchard road completely during these days, some people avoid Christmas completely these days and some people long to their common home customs, when usually they would go out in the cold, putting lights on the big trees in the snowy garden and having hot chocolate inside, next to the fireplace.
(Read: The 5 Best Places To Have A Cold Christmas In Singapore)

Well, I am certainly sorry to say that 90% of what i just mentioned wont be possible here, but there are still things you can get, which will bring you “your” Christmas closer to Singapore then you thought it could be. And since there are only five days left till Christmas eve, hurry up!

Snowy StreetPhoto by Jan Tik

Christmas Tree

Certainly the Christmas tree is “the” symbol for the Christmas time, as soon as December arrives they jump out of nowhere and nearly outnumber the palm trees here. But where can i buy one?

REAL CHRISTMAS TREES

FAKE CHRISTMAS TREES

Christmas TreePhoto by scottfeldstein

Turkey / Typical Food

What would a nice Christmas Eve be without a juicy crispy turkey, lots of sweets and stollen? Correct, if you dont want to do without it, here is where you get your delicatessen.

TURKEY
Luckily turkey is quite famous in Singapore, its another part of the western culture that got adopted quickly. Therefore its not really difficult to find turkeys of all sizes in Singapore, just check if your freezer is big enough.

TURKEY EQUIPMENT
Once you have the turkey, you also need a big oven and of course all the equipment to prepare your feast, a very good tip is to check out the kitchen stores at Temple Street in Chinatown (How To Get There), you will find almost everything there you need to prepare the perfect turkey.

LEBKUCHEN – STOLLEN
The famous German Christmas food, yes you will of course find it in Singapore as well, in fact especially Stollen is very famous here and almost all the bakeries offer them around Christmas time.

COOKIE CUTTER

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