O Christmas tree…

It’s New Year’s Eve today.

If I am not wrong, like in previous years, there will be a countdown tonight at the Sibu Town Square…

Christmas at the Sibu Town Square

…and the winner of the Christmas Tree competition for this year…

Some of the Christmas trees

…will be announced.

The weather was fine that day, a few days before Christmas, so we went to have a look around and I was pleased to see that there were two out the many that depicted the true meaning of Christmas, this one…

Nativity scene 1

…and this one…

Nativity scene 2

In the past, if I am not wrong, they would insist on the use of recycled material to make those Christmas trees – I don’t know if the ruling still stands but it did appear that most did not bother to toe the line.

Of course, I grabbed the opportunity to take a snapshot of this one…

Peter's masterpiece

…that my good friend, Peter, the boss of Payung Café was commissioned to produce and he used those palm leaves that he had used before at his café or for the decoration elsewhere. If you look closely, you can even see the rattan baskets…

Recycled material

…that you will often get to see if you go to Payung to enjoy all the delights they have to offer there.

Thankfully, I was able to take some photographs before the sun went down…

Angels

…as it got dark quite quickly. There were not many people around that day, just some people walking around, taking selfies and wefies, and kids playing with bubbles here…

Bubbles 1

…and there…

Bubbles 2

I had expected a crowd but it was somewhat quiet and parking was a breeze and there wasn’t any traffic jam, not at all.

The annual food fair was on, right across the road, but we did not bother to walk over – those that we had been to before weren’t exactly anything to get us excited, nothing worth going back for more. Personally, I do feel that the organisers will have to think of something to attract more people to come. Generally, there would be the same things over and over again and the things sold are somewhat expensive and not all that nice.

It had been raining quite a lot  around that time, strong winds and all and I heard there was a short circuit and some of the small trees and one of those in the competition caught fire. They had repaired the latter so that one was fine when we went that day but the main one and all those around it were standing in the dark…

In the dark

Maybe that was why there were not so many people but I did see some friends sharing photographs taken a few days before Christmas and it did look like they had got everything fixed and the trees were shining brightly once more. Well, at least, in the dim light, I managed to catch a glimpse of Santa riding away in his sleigh…

Santa 2

So what plans do you all have in store for this evening to say goodbye to 2017 and to ring in the new year, 2018?

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

8 thoughts on “O Christmas tree…”

  1. The Christmas tree done by Peter & his team looks unusual from the others. At a closer look, the look alike fern (near the rattan basket) is made of nylon strap. That wraps up and make it looks so unique. Hope they will be the winner.

    Wishing you & your family…A Happy Blessed New Year.

    No nylon, all dried palm leaves. Some woven or knotted, sprayed blue, silver and white.

    A Happy New Year to you and your family too.

  2. I think I would be counting down in dream land. Thanks for the photos. Can’t wait to know the result.

    I would be doing the same too. Hopefully, the firecrackers and fireworks at midnight will not wake me up, gotta leave early at the break of dawn for Melissa’s school again tomorrow. Pupils reporting and lessons will begin the following day.

  3. Happy New Year! What lovely decorations! All of the trees are lovely as well!

    Thanks, and the same to you. Not bad, eh, Christmas here? 😀

  4. Nothing special tonight. No countdown. Hubby has a wedding dinner to attend to. Leaving me and kids to our own device. Going to eat instant noodles since the kids’ request. Lol.

    Happy New Year to you and family!

    Thank you and the same to you and yours. We’re leaving early tomorrow morning for my girl’s school in the jungle – no time for mee sua even, supposed to have that first thing New Year’s Day morning! Tsk! Tsk!

  5. hope you’re bidding a fond farewell to 2017 and looking forward with hope and happiness to 2018 🙂 i’m not going out tonight, so it’s a quiet NYE for me, but i guess as i get older, i appreciate peace and tranquility more 🙂

    Same here. I slept from 2017 to 2018. 😀

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