After undergoing a revamp, ION Sky, Orchard Road’s tallest observation deck at 218 metres above ground on Level 56, unveil a new look which combines heritage, culture, technology and entertainment to bring locals and tourist an engaging and memorable journey back in time to learn about the evolution of Singapore and Orchard Road. Despite its telling name ‘Orchard Road’, not many are aware that Singapore’s most iconic shopping belt was named after the nutmeg farms, spice gardens and fruit orchard that covered the area back in the 1830s.
ION Orchard worked closely with singer-songwriter and Cultural Medallion recipient Dick lee and his creative team to curate the immersive experience, beginning from Level 4 through a clever play on huge screens and mirrors in the elevators. The story continues with a multimedia animation show that traces the development of Singapore and Orchard Road.
The newly revamped ION Sky is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) Experience Step-Up Fund, which supports tourism businesses in delivering enhanced or new Singapore experiences to visitors.
To experience the new ION Sky, members of ION+ Rewards simply need to spend a minimum of $20 (up to four same-day receipts) to redeem an admission ticket. Shoppers who are not yet ION+ Rewards members can sign up for a complimentary membership either via the ION Orchard mobile app or at the concierge located on basement 3, level 1 or 4.
The multimedia shows are screened every 45 minutes with seven daily shows to choose from, between 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 7.45pm (last admission at 7.45pm). Show bookings can be made on the ION Orchard mobile app or at Concierge counters. ION Sky opens to the public in late November.