Singapore – Sell-Out Xmas
Singapore is more of a gigantic marketing and shopping expert, then a country. Every possible holiday, (lets emphasize the “holy” in holiday), gets blown up to its biggest possible “sell-out” size and behind all the Special “Christmas-Easter-Chinese New Year-Hari Raya-Offers” the true traditional meaning and spirits behind the special occasion are completely forgotten.
However, I am fine with that. Let people shop and eat if they want and let them pray if they still have time afterwards. Especially for the “big” days its the same everywhere, you can find the first chocolate Santas in October and candy Easter Bunnies will pop up just after cheering to the new year.
There’s Something Missing In Singapore
Why I really don’t like to be in Singapore for Christmas is a mixture of emotions, atmosphere, the missing smell of roasted nuts in the air, the wet socks after walking home through the snow, sitting around the fireplace and breathing fresh, crystal clear, freezing air.
Long And Lonely Christmas
Singapore can try and will try hard to create some kind of weird Christmas (lets bring people into shopping mood) atmosphere, but lacking the most important things like “cold weather”, original Christmas markets, and anything that defines a cozy Christmas evening, I will always miss home for this time of the year.