Orchard Road launches navigation app and Christmas shopping rewards

Fancy-schmancy installations, extravagantly-decorated Christmas trees and dazzling fairy lights aren’t the only things wow-ing visitors this year at Orchard Road. Tick off your year-end shopping list with the new navigation app, earn rewards and catch a slew of festive highlights from November 23 to January 5.

Orchard Road Business Association has launched a new GPS-enabled Walking Map mobile app @Orchard—extremely handy with the ever-changing shopping scene—that offers street-level and underground navigation, with specific and detailed step-by-step instructions on how to get to one mall from another in the fastest possible route.

MasterCard cardholders swiping their plastic at any of the 11 participating Orchard Road establishments will receive a $10 voucher with a minimum spend of $200. Vouchers redemptions are limited to the first 500 cardholders per week from November 23 to December 20, and on a while-stocks-last basis from December 21 to January 5. Participating establishments include 313@somerset, Forum The Shopping Mall, ION Orchard, Mandarin Gallery, Ngee Ann City/Takashiyama Department Store, Orchard Central, Paragon, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, TANGS Orchard, The Centrepoint and Wisma Atria. If you’re lucky, get driven home in a swanky BMW as part of MasterCard’s Christmas Rewards campaign.

Drivers, take note: Orchard Road will also be closed on Christmas Day (December 25, 1pm-1am) from Scotts/Orchard Junction to Bideford/Orchard Junction to make way for the day’s festivities, though carparks at the malls are still open.