Celebrating Christmas Island

This island in the Indian Ocean may belong to Australia, but its architecture, demographics and lifestyle echo those of old Singapore

Christmas Island, a speck in the vast Indian Ocean, is a wildlife wonderland that also hides a slice of old Singapore.

I arrived in December on the island, just south of Java, to witness its famous annual red crab breeding migration and it was an experience far beyond the ordinary.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 29, 2018, with the headline 'Celebrating Christmas Island'. Subscribe