Let it snow, let it snow - in Woodlands?

Mr Tan Koon Tat, 58, has put up festive decorations in the neighbourhood for over 10 years. This Christmas, there is a log cabin blanketed in snow, and a life-sized Santa Claus.
The 4.5m-tall snow-capped log cabin (left) in Woodlands is the creation of Mr Tan Koon Tat (above), who used materials sourced from lumber yards, as well as fibre fillings to create the snow effect. The 58-year-old carpenter also puts up festive deco
The 4.5m-tall snow-capped log cabin (above) in Woodlands is the creation of Mr Tan Koon Tat, who used materials sourced from lumber yards, as well as fibre fillings to create the snow effect. The 58-year-old carpenter also puts up festive decorations for Deepavali, Hari Raya and Chinese New Year.ST PHOTOS: TOH TING WEI
The 4.5m-tall snow-capped log cabin (left) in Woodlands is the creation of Mr Tan Koon Tat (above), who used materials sourced from lumber yards, as well as fibre fillings to create the snow effect. The 58-year-old carpenter also puts up festive deco
The 4.5m-tall snow-capped log cabin in Woodlands is the creation of Mr Tan Koon Tat (above), who used materials sourced from lumber yards, as well as fibre fillings to create the snow effect. The 58-year-old carpenter also puts up festive decorations for Deepavali, Hari Raya and Chinese New Year.ST PHOTOS: TOH TING WEI
The 4.5m-tall snow-capped log cabin (left) in Woodlands is the creation of Mr Tan Koon Tat (above), who used materials sourced from lumber yards, as well as fibre fillings to create the snow effect. The 58-year-old carpenter also puts up festive deco
MR TAN KOON TAT, who says he drew inspiration from his family for the project.ST PHOTO: TOH TING WEI

Long-time resident brings festive cheer to residents with log cabin complete with sleigh, candy canes

Tucked away in the corner of a Woodlands neighbourhood, a familiar Christmas scene stands out amid HDB blocks: a log cabin seemingly blanketed in snow.

The 4.5m-tall structure in front of Block 178 at Woodlands Street 13 is the latest work of long-time resident Tan Koon Tat, who has been putting up festive decorations in the neighbourhood for more than 10 years, including for Deepavali, Hari Raya and Chinese New Year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline 'Let it snow, let it snow - in Woodlands?'. Print Edition | Subscribe