Play: Who says Singapore is boring?

Play: Who says Singapore is boring?
Snow City

Play with snow

One would normally associate Christmas with snow.

In tropical Singapore, it's a pretty hard task. But there is still Snow City if you need a bit of icy fun.

Ride down a three-storey-high snow slope on an inflatable sled. Keep your balance, because it is a slippery slope. Lean too much to one side, and you might find yourself going down body-first.

Granted, you can't ski or snowboard here any more. But given my sporting abilities, I'd spend most of the time tumbling down anyway. Better to stick to snow angels or just appreciating the periodic snowfalls.

There's also Singapore's largest snowman - at 5.2m tall.

Be warned though. At around -5 deg C, the place is really cold. You won't last a minute without a good coat and gloves.

But that's not stopping people like Ms Vanitha Marimuthu, 38.

Says the after-school care teacher, who took her 44 charges, aged seven to 12, there last Wednesday: "Most children in Singapore don't get the chance to see snow.

"When they first come, their faces light up with excitement. They jump up and down with glee. "It's a chance for them to experience a white Christmas, and even learn some things about snow and ice."

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