Indulge in a Chocolate Wonderland in the heart of Orchard Road
From 14 – 16 July, ION Orchard’s B4 ION Station will transform into a decadent Chocolate Wonderland – a dream come true for chocolate lovers! Shoppers and tourists can look forward to a unique chocolate experience at specially curated pop-up booths by Magnum, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co., Häagen-Dazs, along with exclusive retail offerings and samplings with chocolate, cooking demonstrations, and contests by well- loved brands such as LeTAO, The Marmalade Pantry, GODIVA, Awfully Chocolate, Saveur Art, and Lim Chee Guan. Chocolate aficionados can also marvel at the impressive two-metre tall, seven tiered chocolate cake masterpiece designed by Magnum to celebrate ION Orchard’s 8th Anniversary, in partnership with Winifred Kristé Cake. Over the weekend, shoppers can also look forward to a special appearance by Mediacorp artiste, Zhang Zhen Huan on 15 July, 4.30pm as he prepares the Royal Army stew together with a chef from Seoul Yummy.
A wonderland of chocolate creations with a local twist awaits shoppers, with The 1872 Clipper Tea Company’s exquisite selection of tea infused chocolate bars – Earl Grey Dominican Republic Milk Chocolate, Eternal Garden Haiti Milk Chocolate with Rose Petals (Bandung) and Summer Passionfruit Haiti Dark Chocolate. Fans of Macarons and Chocolate will fall in love with the Magnum Chocolate Series of macarons – made from premium quality Magnum Dark, Milk and White chocolate. This series of handcrafted macarons is inspired by Magnum’s premium chocolate paired with popular local drinks in Singapore,
These bite-sized pleasures are available for purchase exclusively at Chocolate Wonderland at ION Orchard. Looking to add a personal touch? Shoppers can even personalize their Magnum macarons with their name or a hand-painted golden rose. Popular Hokkaido Cheesecake brand LeTAO is also launching The Noir Darjeeling Chocolate Cookies which features a crispy texture from a blend of velvety smooth chocolate and Darjeeling tea. One lucky winner will also walk away with a pair of return tickets to Sapporo, Japan by joining the contest organized by LeTAO
To sweeten the deal, exclusive gift boxes with chocolate treats will be up for grabs, each containing tasty treats and dining vouchers worth up to $150. The first 100 shoppers daily who spend a minimum of $150 in the mall (up to four same day receipts) can redeem an exclusive gift box at the Chocolate Wonderland redemption counter located at B4 ION Station from 14 – 16 July, between 2-4pm daily. As a special treat for first 150 tourists, they simply have to flash their “Handy smartphone”, a smartphone companion provided by selected hotels, at the same redemption booth to redeem their complimentary gift boxes, with no minimum spend.
ION Holideals: 1-for-1 Dining treats
ION Orchard’s 1-for-1 Holideals will continue till 31 July, offering exclusive dining deals via the ION Orchard mobile app, from bowls of Kaisendon at Teppei Syokudo to tasty Vietnamese Baguettes at Wrap & Roll or tantalizing main courses at The Marmalade Pantry among others. Shoppers simply have to scan the QR codes displayed at the cashier of participating outlets to redeem the offers. In addition, diners can participate in a contest to upload photos of their food on Instagram with the hashtag, #IONxCulinary, and five lucky winners will stand to win shopping vouchers.
To celebrate Singapore’s rich heritage, the ION Art gallery on Level 4 will showcase a gamut of different elements of the Peranakan culture, in a week-long exhibition, “Singapore Cultural Experience” from 11 – 19 July. Visitors will be taken on a journey to discover the Peranakan culture through themes on history, poetry, fashion, embroidery and handicraft, language as well as wedding traditions. As part of the experience, visitor can also partake in kueh-making classes, or even don a traditional peranakan outfit for photo-taking to complete their multisensory experience at ION Art gallery.
For a limited time only, the “Singapore Cultural Experience” showcase at the ION Art gallery will be an additional stopover for participants of the mall’s ongoing ION Orchard Food & Heritage Trail. Available daily on weekdays from 10am, the complimentary trail offers participants a taste of some of Singapore’s best- loved heritage cuisines and give them insights into Singapore’s culture through food appreciation, with bite- sized Kueh from Bengawan Solo, popular barbequed pork Ba-Kwa from Lim Chee Guan, and the signature Kaya Toast from Ya Kun Kaya Toast for sampling. The Food & Heritage Trail is open to both locals and tourists, and all tourists will receive a $5 F&B voucher from local food stalls and additional discount coupons in line with the cultural showcase.
As part of the mall’s 8th year Anniversary celebrations, the mall is offering eight continuous months of complimentary lunchtime parking from Mondays through Thursdays (12-1pm, excluding public holidays) from 17 March till 29 October.