There's a feeling of Christmas in the city

There's a feeling of Christmas in the city

Dazzling lights illuminate the streets and malls are decked out with shimmering festive decorations. You might even find yourself humming to a familiar carol or two.

It's that time of the year again.

But if you haven't decided how to spend your time this holiday season or have yet to do your Christmas shopping, we have some handy suggestions.

This Yuletide season, there are plenty of choices for shopping, food and getaways for those who need gift ideas, want to indulge in a good meal or spend quality time with their loved ones.

For instance, if you're looking for some time out of Singapore, you can hop onto a short flight or take a road trip to Kuala Lumpur (KL) in Malaysia.

Hotel options include the five-star Eastin Hotel Petaling Jaya. The business hotel is situated conveniently in KL's commercial district and is a short train or car ride away from the shopping belt of the bustling city.

Alternatively, you can bask in the Christmas atmosphere back home with a fuss-free staycation.

Besides avoiding the hassle of planning for an overseas trip, staycations - such as those at the Marina Mandarin Singapore or Mandarin Orchard Singapore - offer great food spreads you can tuck into.

Foodies can also look out for bakeries offering their collection of holiday cakes and gingerbread cookies, packed in festive boxes. Selections, such as those from BreadTalk, make tasty Christmas gifts as well.

Those who need a hand in preparing food for a party at home can consider caterers this Christmas.

For instance, Neo Group has Christmas menus for its buffet packages.

And fret not if you lack gift ideas. Shopping centres - such as Tampines Mall, Westgate and Junction 10 - have options for you to indulge in retail therapy. Good old family fun awaits, with the activities the malls have lined up.

So take out the turkey and ready those present-stuffed stockings, for it's Christmas time in the city.

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