Dazzling start to Christmas light-up

Orchard Road was all aglow last night as President Tony Tan Keng Yam (left) launched the Community Chest Christmas light-up. He was accompanied by (from far left) Mr Ichiro Iino, chief executive officer of sponsor Hitachi Asia, and Mr Kenji Shinoda,
Orchard Road was all aglow last night as President Tony Tan Keng Yam (right) launched the Community Chest Christmas light-up. He was accompanied by Mr Ichiro Iino (left), chief executive officer of sponsor Hitachi Asia, and Mr Kenji Shinoda (centre), Ambassador of Japan to Singapore, as he held a reindeer over the light-up mechanism to kick off the Great Street Light-Up. PHOTOS: TIFFANY GOH FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES, CHEW SENG KIM
Orchard Road was all aglow last night as President Tony Tan Keng Yam (left) launched the Community Chest Christmas light-up. He was accompanied by (from far left) Mr Ichiro Iino, chief executive officer of sponsor Hitachi Asia, and Mr Kenji Shinoda,
Orchard Road was all aglow last night as President Tony Tan Keng Yam launched the Community Chest Christmas light-up. PHOTOS: TIFFANY GOH FOR THE SUNDAY TIMES, CHEW SENG KIM

Orchard Road was all aglow last night as President Tony Tan Keng Yam  launched the Community Chest Christmas light-up.

He was accompanied by Mr Ichiro Iino, chief executive officer of sponsor Hitachi Asia, and Mr Kenji Shinoda, Ambassador of Japan to Singapore, as he held a reindeer over the light-up mechanism to kick off the Great Street Light-Up.

The light-up, which is organised by Orchard Road Business Association, will go on until Jan 2, and is held in conjunction with activities to raise funds for the Community Chest's beneficiaries.


Correction note: This article has been edited for clarity. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on November 13, 2016, with the headline 'Dazzling start to Christmas light-up'. Print Edition | Subscribe