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It's not Vesak, but the whole of Colombo really lights up during the Christmas season, from the malls to the hotels. Suddenly there's cotton-snow, brown men in white beards, and pine trees everywhere. It's an interesting sight in the evenings, so we've done a round-up of Colombo's Christmas decor, to guide you if you choose to drive around and see the lights.
This is our round-up of places that do a good Christmas Eve dinner in Colombo. We've started with the restaurants and the five-star hotels are below. Please call to make reservations to avoid disappointment.
Merry Christmas from everyone at YAMU. This is a video of us putting up our Christmas tree, which we got at Daya Perera's. It took like half-an-hour, so we hyperlapsed it down to a minute.
The December edition of the YAMU Magazine is out now. You can download it here, or get it from any of the distribution points on the map below. This month we'll also start distributing in Kangaroo Cabs and, as always, the mag is available in Jetwing Hotels.
If you'd like to have a Christmas Lunch out in Colombo, here's some options (for 2014). Most of these are buffet style, most involve meat, and all should be pretty satisfying. The only thing is finding a place to sleep afterwards.
Monkey Kingdom follows a family of monkeys that travels from Polonnaruwa to the city and, as far as we can tell, back again. It looks really cool. What a nice showcase for Sri Lanka and the monkeys we often ignore or find irritating.
Kangaroo is not the cheapest cab, but it's probably the most professional and reliable.
Affordable and pretty tasty office lunches, with free delivery.
These are some cool Sri Lankan tourism posters. We'd go so far as to call them modern classics. What we're showing here are the winners of the No Bill Piece Prize, organized by the Stick No Bills shop in Galle.
Kangaroo Cabs is one of the most reliable cab companies in Colombo (for cars, not trishaws). If you call they generally remember who you are and dispatch a cab reliably. Now it's a bit easier because they have an app (for Android and iOS).
We love the Good Market. It is, as the name implies, very good. In two years the Good Market has grown from Thursdays in Battaramulla to add Saturdays at Racecourse and a permanent store. Now, starting today, they're also becoming an Night Market, staying open from 3-11 PM on Thursdays.
YAMU supports no party or clique, but we would like to help you avoid election time traffic. To some degree it's unavoidable, but you can at least know where the sensitive spots are for rallies, etc.
This is just the preview of an upcoming NatGeo show, but it already looks beautiful. It's called Wild Sri Lanka and it covers Sri Lankan wildlife focusing, as far as we can tell, on our rich marine life. Especially whales and dolphins.
The Good Market is amaze and now it's a night market (from 3-11 PM), which makes it much more convenient. Note that we're talking about the Battaramulla one here.
The Mount Lavinia Hotel has a new app out. This season you can answer questions through the app and win prizes. You'll need to install the app for that, so click the image below, or these text links
CLOSED. Seems to have imploded financially, leaving debts all over. Damith is an excellent mens tailor. This outlet has higher-end stuff (imported fabrics, like Zegna) and some ready to wear items.