Christmas tree 30m-tall wows the crowd

One Christmas tree in the town square here has been getting taller each year


Christmas tree 30m-tall wows the crowd,  This year, at over 30m tall, it looks majestic and is the scene of a Christmas tree decoration contest with 12 other trees decked out in their finest. They each took about a week to set up their Christmas tree, most of which is equipped with a sound system playing carols.

Sibu Municipal councilor Connie Loh, who is also the organizing event chairman, said the centerpiece had been getting taller with each passing year. The trees will remain in the square until New Year’s Eve, during which the winners will be announced with the main prize of RM2,000.

In 2016 it was over 24m tall and grew to 27.4m last year. This Year The 12 participants are from the different Lions Clubs in the region. Previously, corporate bodies and schools took part in the contest. This year, we decided to limit the competition to only Lions Clubs Sibu Municipal councilor Connie Loh said.

Since the lighting ceremony on Dec 10, the glittering decorations on the main tree and the other 12 have been attracting scores of visitors and selfie enthusiasts. The square is also the starting and ending point for the town’s traditional Christmas parade.

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