The carpenter of Marsiling brings Christmas cheer with snow and decorations

Sunday, Dec 24, 2017

By Jose Hong

Two nights before Christmas, Tan Koon Tat turned on his snow machine at the carpark entrance next to Block 179, Woodlands Street 13, and watched as children squealed with delight and ran into the floating "snow".

Covered in white on a warm Saturday (Dec 23) evening, they darted happily in front of the Christmas decorations Mr Tan built himself. A Santa Claus figure sat in a sleigh with glowing reindeer in front, while above them multi-coloured lights shone brightly to Christmas songs floating in the air.

Speaking in Mandarin, Mr Tan said that he has been building festive decorations for his neighbourhood for more than 10 years because he wanted to make his neighbours happy, though it was only in the past two or three years that he got more ambitious.

Read the full article in The Straits Times.

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