Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas to one and all

Christmas in Tiong Bahru, 1951, Children of the Tan family decorating their tree.

Its been a few weeks of mad rush to finish work for all of us I'm sure. So, just a simple post to stoke some feelings of nostalgia, with pictures shared by friends of mine.... of Christmas in Singapore in the 30s and 50s....


Christmas Menu from 1937, when this estate was built.

Apparently there was a Christmas Tree at the entrance to the Government House, today's Istana Negara. This picture is from 1953.

A year earlier in 1952, there was carolling on the City Hall steps, and they had a few hundred sheep join in the voices too. I guess the grass on the Padang afterwards was nicely and naturally trimmed!

And finally, the boys of Boys Town put up a Mad Hatter's Tea Party at the old Great World Amusement Park, just down the road from Tiong Bahru. Great Costumes!

Merry Christmas to one and all!