Ion: Judges' vote for best dressed
ORCHARDGATEWAY and Ion Orchard have been named the best dressed buildings in Orchard Road for their Christmas decorations this year.
Orchardgateway won the Voters' Choice Award, bagging close to 30 per cent (4,904) of the 17,551 shopper votes for its "An Icicle Xmas" theme featuring glittering icicles hanging off the mall's facade.
Ion Orchard was the judges' favourite, with an outdoor space transformed into a Christmas wonderland and a stunning outdoor Swarovski Christmas tree adorned with more than 28,000 crystals.
The annual contest, which evaluated the buildings' day and night Christmas decoration effects, saw a total of eight malls vying for the two awards. The malls were also judged on their use of interactive features to create an engaging experience for shoppers.
Six other malls received merit awards for their decorations - Forum The Shopping Mall, Mandarin Gallery, Paragon, Tanglin Mall, Tangs at Tang Plaza, and Wheelock Place.
The top two malls receive a $25,000 cash prize each, while the merit winners will each receive $10,000.