Thursday December 22, 2011
Malacca Christmas fairyland comes alive
MALACCA: Come Christmas, the Portuguese Settlement here turns into a large fairyland. Having hosted the national Christmas open house celebrations twice, no expense is spared to make this time of year special.
Many homeowners have outdone each other in their Christmas decorations, especially lighting.
According to the settlement’s regedor Peter Gomez, some have spent up to RM10,000 to decorate their homes.
“We maintain the true spirit of Christmas as the birth of Jesus Christ brings light to the world, and want to ensure that visitors who come here are truly captivated,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Malacca Government’s Portuguese community advisor Joseph Sta Maria said the community was hoping that a Minister for Minority Affairs would be appointed.