Orchard Road malls keeping it simple for Christmas; shoppers find decor subtle but brilliant

Ion Orchard boasts a 20m-high Christmas tree.
Ion Orchard boasts a 20m-high Christmas tree.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
Pinwheels embellishing the tree outside Ion Orchard were crafted using non-toxic materials that are fully recyclable through polypropylene recycling channels.
Pinwheels embellishing the tree outside Ion Orchard were crafted using non-toxic materials that are fully recyclable through polypropylene recycling channels.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY
Christmas decorations at Wheelock Place.
Christmas decorations at Wheelock Place.ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

SINGAPORE - Orchard Road malls are keeping it simple for Christmas, with pared-down decorations to mark the festive season.

This year's light-up, which began last Friday (Nov 13), is a more subdued affair with malls cutting spending amid the slide in retail sales and the Covid-19 pandemic.

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