ION Orchard, orchardgateway named best-dressed buildings for Christmas

ION Orchard won the Judges' Choice Award, while orchardgateway was a favourite among the public 

ION Orchard, orchardgateway named best-dressed buildings for Christmas
ION Orchard, orchardgateway named best-dressed buildings for Christmas
17 Dec 2015

ION Orchard, orchardgateway named best-dressed buildings for Christmas

ION Orchard and orchardgateway malls have been named as winners of the Orchard Road Business Association's (ORBA) Best Dressed Building Contest 2015.

In a press release on Thursday (Dec 17), ORBA said that orchardgateway picked up the Voters' Choice Award, while ION Orchard clinched the Judges' Choice Award in the contest which ran from Nov 20 to Dec 5. A total of eight malls were vying for the awards.

The six other malls that entered the annual contest - Forum the Shopping Mall, Mandarin Gallery, Paragon, Tanglin Mall, TANGS at Tang Plaza and Wheelock Place - received merit awards for their decorations.

ORBA said that orchardgateway was a favourite among voters because of its "An Icicle Xmas" theme. It received 4,904 out of a total of 17,551 votes registered on the OneOrchard mobile application, the association added.  

ION Orchard
ION Orchard
17 Dec 2015

ION Orchard

Meanwhile, judges favoured ION Orchard for its "Christmas Bedazzle" theme, which came complete with a "stunning outdoor Swarovski Christmas tree adorned with over 28,000 glittering crystals".

"The malls were judged for the day and night effects of their Christmas decorations as well as the use of interactive features to create an engaging experience for shoppers," said ORBA.

Congratulating the two winning shopping centres, ORBA chairman Mark Shaw said: "The stunning facades on the participating buildings have contributed to ringing in the festivities in our precinct. Together with our Christmas lights, we hope shoppers enjoy not just shopping in our malls, but also this visual spectacle on our streetscape.”

The Best Dressed Building Contest is part of ORBA's Christmas on a Great Street calendar of activities for the festive season, which includes nightly performances. 

Forum The Shopping Mall
Forum The Shopping Mall
17 Dec 2015

Forum The Shopping Mall

Theme: Believe in the Magic of the Season

Mandarin Gallery
Mandarin Gallery
17 Dec 2015

Mandarin Gallery

Theme: An Endearing Christmas

Paragon
Paragon
17 Dec 2015

Paragon

Theme: Lifting the celebrative spirit 

Tanglin Mall
Tanglin Mall
17 Dec 2015

Tanglin Mall

Theme: A magical time at Tanglin Mall

Tangs
Tangs
17 Dec 2015

Tangs

Theme: You’re All Stars at TANGS this Christmas 

Wheelock Place
Wheelock Place
17 Dec 2015

Wheelock Place

Theme: We are big on the little things

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