Ion Orchard sparkles with best-dressed award

ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

A 20m-tall Swarovski Christmas tree adorned with more than 28,000 crystals and an outdoor area transformed into a lit-up Christmas park bagged Ion Orchard the Judge's Choice Award for Best-Dressed Building this year. The judges for this year's Best Dressed Building Contest evaluated the eight participating Orchard Road malls on their day and night Christmas decoration effects as well as on their use of interactive features to create an engaging experience for shoppers. Orchardgateway was the favourite among the public and won the other top prize, the Voters' Choice Award, for its theme of "An Icicle Xmas", featuring glowing icicles hanging off the mall's facade. The annual award, organised by the Orchard Road Business Association for malls in Orchard Road, is part of a calendar of activities for the festive season which includes nightly performances.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 18, 2015, with the headline 'Ion Orchard sparkles with best-dressed award'. Print Edition | Subscribe