Even though Singaporeans love to travel during the holidays, many still make it a point to come home and celebrate with their family and friends. After all, there's a lot of exciting happenings on the island during this season. You can score great bargains from nearby shopping malls, catch holiday shows, eat various holiday delicacies and more. If you're planning to spend your year-end vacation in Singapore, here's a holiday guide featuring some suggestions on where to catch the festivities.
Where to see the shows
Across the island, you'll find different holiday-themed public shows. Clozette Ambassador Juliana shares that her must-go spot every year since she was a little girl is the Tanglin Mall for the outdoor snowfall. But she notes that these days, she also makes it a point to head to the Gardens By The Bay and Universal Studios for Christmas.
Gardens By The Bay
"I feel these are the most festive spots during this time with their decoration, food and activities," Juliana says. Another option is to go to Singapore’s biggest yuletide fair, Christmas Wonderland. This year, they will feature a charming European-style festive market, outdoor skating under the stars, carnival games and kiddie rides and luminaire sculptures.
New Year Countdown at Marina Bay Sands
Staying till New Year's Eve? Clozette Ambassador Maybeline recommends going to Le Méridien Singapore to catch the firework display. If you want to get close to the countdown, you can also brave the crowd at Marina Bay.
Recommended staycation spots
Lloyd's Inn (Photo from: lloydsinn.com)
For those who wanna keep it low-key, Star Clozetter Christabelle shares that her favourite staycation spots during the holidays are Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa (they also recently launched a new Asian-European menu), JW Marriott in South Beach and Andaz Singapore. But if you want to stay away from the crowd, Clozette Ambassador Amanda recommends Lloyd's Inn. "I like this spot because it's located within walking distance from town but far enough that it can still give you just the right amount of peace and quiet," she says.