Merry Christmas from the Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Snowman surrounded by orchids. At the Tanglin Gate.

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At the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a snowman made of airplants. On a landscape of sand. Very creative.

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Who needs a pine tree when tilandsia are more everlasting.

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Or get a local tree in a pot and decorate with orchids. More environmentally friendly.

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This tree is sponsored by the Korean Embassy in Singapore.

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Decorate with straws and spoons. So creative. 

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Gnomes hard at work at the Nassim Gate entrance.

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Merry (Twelve Days of) Christmas Everyone

My aunt sent me this text and if you know who wrote it, let me know so I can give you credit. I kept hearing this song and not knowing what it means.

First day of Christmas, my true love sent to me .

• The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.
• Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.
• Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.
• The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
• The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
• The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.
• Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit–Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.
• The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.
• Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit–Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
• The ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments.
• The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
• The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles’ Creed.

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