On a sunny Saturday the Danish Seamen’s Church in Singapore opened its doors to one of the biggest events of the year – the Christmas bazaar.
“We had a very lovely day and everything went fine,” says Priest Ronald Pedersen.
The new ambassador to Singapore, Mr. Ole Lisborg, opened the bazaar with a warm thanks to the approximately 40 volunteers that had helped with the arrangements for a full week, and also with an encouragement to the visitors to spend a lot of money in the name of the good cause.
Outside, the clear blue sky and the heat did not exactly remind anyone of a typical cold and snowy Danish Christmas. But inside the decorations with Christmas trees, hearts, candy canes and elves really put the visitors in the right mood.
More than 1000 people visited the bazzar and enjoyed a great day with Christmas shopping at the various stalls and also loads of Danish open faced sandwiches (smørrebrød).
And the many visitors were of great importance to the church.
“The profit when we’re finished will be around 220.000 DKK and that is extremely important to the church’s survival,” Ronald Pedersen states.