Uniquely Singapore holiday greeting from ST

The Straits Times' animated greeting card features Santa Claus and his reindeer, as well as the iconic Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay.
The Straits Times' animated greeting card features Santa Claus and his reindeer, as well as the iconic Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay.
The Straits Times' animated greeting card features Santa Claus and his reindeer, as well as the iconic Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay.
The Straits Times' animated greeting card features Santa Claus and his reindeer, as well as the iconic Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay.
The Straits Times' animated greeting card features Santa Claus and his reindeer, as well as the iconic Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay.
The Straits Times' animated greeting card features Santa Claus and his reindeer, as well as the iconic Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay.

Santa Claus is coming to town in The Straits Times' video greeting card.

The Straits Times wishes readers Happy Holidays with an animated greeting card which features Santa Claus and his reindeer, the Singapore skyline and the iconic Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay.

The 21-second video spreads the Christmas spirit to tropical Singapore, said Mr Peter Williams, ST Art editor.

It was created by Ms Samantha Loh, 23, from the Art desk.

"Singapore may not be a land of chimneys or snow-covered firs, but neither Santa - nor Samantha - would be deterred," said Mr Williams.

"Samantha drew on a familiar Singapore icon, our Supertrees at the Gardens by the Bay, as a way to deliver festive cheer in a uniquely Singaporean way."

The Straits Times' animated greeting card features Santa Claus and his reindeer, as well as the iconic Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay.

The Straits Times' animated greeting card features Santa Claus and his reindeer, as well as the iconic Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay.

UNIQUELY SINGAPOREAN TOUCH

Samantha drew on a familiar Singapore icon, our Supertrees at the Gardens by the Bay, as a way to deliver festive cheer in a uniquely Singaporean way.

MR PETER WILLIAMS, ST Art editor

The video, which was posted on Facebook yesterday morning, had been viewed more than 50,000 times by press time.

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Holiday greetings from The Straits Times.
http://str.sg/4d8Q

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 24, 2016, with the headline 'Uniquely Singapore holiday greeting from ST'. Print Edition | Subscribe