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Updated: 11/10/2012 07:02 | By Channel NewsAsia

Christmas trees light up Marina Bay for a good cause

Christmas trees light up Marina Bay for a good cause


Christmas trees light up Marina Bay for a good cause

SINGAPORE: It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Marina Bay, which has been transformed with Christmas trees, and all for a good cause.

From 9 November till 28 December, 25 decorated trees, known as ChariTrees, will light up the Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade every night after 7pm.

They include 17 live trees and eight "eco—trees", which are made with recyclable material by students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

The trees have been bought and decorated by the Community Chest’s corporate partners.

The light up, which is jointly organised by Community Chest and the Urban Redevelopment Authority, have already raised some S$235,000, marking a 78 per cent increase over the amount raised last year.

Members of the public can make a contribution at the Marina Bay City Gallery from 10 November to 28 December 2012.

For every S$10 donated, they will receive a Christmas ornament which can be personalised and hung on the Community Chest ChariTree along the Waterfront Promenade.

— CNA/jc

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