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ICON Ball 2013 - An Evening of Sumptuous Opulence

Singapore, 4 April 2013 – The ICON Ball, one of the most prestigious events on Singapore's social calendar, will see the Shangri-La Hotel's Island Ballroom transformed into an European palace from the Baroque period. Guests will be enthralled by the grandeur and enjoy an evening of sumptuous opulence at this year's ICON Ball on 10 April. 

This is the eighth year that ICON, the award-winning Chinese luxury and lifestyle magazine for Singapore’s bilingual elite, is holding its annual signature event for some 300 guests comprising high society ladies, corporate leaders and business partners. 

Besides enjoying a tantalising four-course dinner complete with dessert bar, guests will get to view not one but two of the latest luxury cars at the Island Ballroom – the St. James Red GT Speed and Onyx Black GT Speed by Bentley, the official car for this year's ball. 

As the official jeweller of ICON Ball 2013, Damiani will dazzle guests with their Baroque-inspired jewellery. The sophisticated and unique pieces from Damiani's Sophia Loren Collection is worth more than a million dollars and pays homage to the beauty, charm and extraordinary character of Italy's most renowned and honoured actress. 

At this year's ICON Ball, guests will be treated to two fashion shows – fashion partner Aigner will present its 2013 Spring/Summer Leather collection, while shoe partner Giuseppe Zanotti Design will showcase its African Queen collection.

Ms Elsie Yah, ICON's managing editor, said: "This year's ICON Ball promises to bring glamour, sophistication and beauty to a whole new level. We have prepared a memorable evening for our guests, with the best food and wine, cars, fashion and jewellery for their enjoyment." 

This year also marks the launch of ICON’s tablet edition. 

Mr Dennis Pua, managing director of SPH Magazines, said: “The last eight years saw ICON fostering stronger ties with our business partners, introducing spin-offs from the main magazine and continuously producing a high-quality magazine. With ICON making its digital debut this month, it further reinforces our commitment in bringing the content experience to another level, especially for readers who are always on the move or travelling.” 

ICON Ball 2013 is supported by Gryphon Tea Company and La Prairie, who have generously sponsored attractive welcome gifts for all guests. 

Media Invitation 

We would like to cordially invite you and your photographer/videographer to this spectacular event on Wednesday, 10 April, 2013. 

Please RSVP by Monday, 8 April, 5pm to Adrian Cheong at 6319-2261 or

ICON Ball 2013
Baroque Grandeur – An Evening of Sumptous Opulence 

Date: Wednesday, 10 April, 2013 
Time: 7pm till late 
Venue: Island Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel 
(22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350) 

7.00pm Guestsarrival 
Cocktail reception 
7.45pm Guests to take their seats
7.50pm Welcome speech by Ms Elsie Yah, Managing Editor of ICON 
8.00pm Popping of champagne
8.15pm Dinner commences (1st course served) 

Baroque Modern Dance Performance 
8.30pm 2nd Course Served 
Aigner Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Show 
9.00pm Main Course Served 
Giuseppe Zanotti Design Fashion Show – The African Queen Collection 
9.30pm Dance Performance 
9.45pm Guests proceed to Dessert Bar 
10pm End 

Co. Regn No.: 196900476M 

For more information, please contact: 

Christine Chia 

Assistant Manager 
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd 
DID: 6319-3085 

Adrian Cheong 

Corporate Communications & CSR 
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd 
DID: 6319 2261 
HP: 9798 6097 

About ICON 

Launched in March 2005, ICON is Singapore’s first and most established Chinese lifestyle magazine for the well-heeled. ICON brings the world of luxury to its readers, with reports on the most exclusive parties here and abroad, the most coveted and exquisite fashion and beauty money can buy, as well as the glamorous lifestyles of uber high-flyers. ICON is the definitive style guide for the affluent and famous, and the voice for Singapore’s bilingual elite. Published by SPH Magazines, ICON was recently ranked second place for Chinese Magazine of the Year 2012 in a Magazine Rankings Study done by Marketing Magazine. 

ICON has also won several awards, including the MPAS Chinese Magazine of the Year (2009 and 2010), Award of Excellence in Design & Layout category in the Asian Publishing Management Awards 2007 and Gold Award for Best Magazine in Overall Design in the IFRA Asia Media Awards 2008. It also has a Malaysian edition. 

ICON publishes two spin-offs, an annual watch and jewellery guide, ICON Moments, and ICON Weddings, which features exclusive reports on celebrity weddings, exotic honeymoon destinations, ideas to style the newly-weds’ love nest, haute couture gowns that go from runway to aisle, on top of unique wedding bands and exquisite gems to complement the beautiful bride. 

ICON Moments won the Silver Award for Best in Magazine Cover category in the IFRA Asia Media Awards 2007 and Excellence Award in Design and Layout category in the Asian Publishing Awards 2008. Most recently, ICON Moments won a Bronze award for Watch Magazine of the Year at the MPAS Awards 2010. 

About SPH Magazines

A leading publisher in Singapore and the region, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of media organisation Singapore Press Holdings Limited. 

With a proven track record for sterling editorial content, award-winning designs and creative solutions, SPH Magazines raises the bar as a dynamic publisher. In its stable are about 100 titles in the region, in English, Chinese and other languages, covering lifestyle, fashion, beauty, society, bridal, health, men's lifestyle, automobile, parenting, decor, new media and business. All the newsstand publications, including flagship title Her World, and other titles such as Female, Cleo, The Women's Weekly, Harper's BAZAAR, Cosmopolitan, The Peak, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque and HWM are among the highest-circulating titles and best-read in their respective lifestyle categories.

In addition, websites such as and have extended its reach online, engaging readers with interactive content, capturing audience beyond print. 

SPH Magazines' established editorial unit provides excellent custom publishing services to major corporate clients by producing custom lifestyle magazines, newsletters and other collaterals to meet their business needs. clickTRUE Pte Ltd, an associate company of SPH Magazines, is a Pay Per Performance online marketing company specialising in Online Media Planning, Search Engine Marketing and Optimisation, Web Analytics Consultancy and Landing Page Optimisation. 

With a vision to continue regional growth, SPH Magazines is set to hold a leading position in publishing in Asia, with a presence in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, The Philippines and Vietnam. 

In line with this vision, SPH Magazines acquired 34% of WhiteWave Media Group (formerly known as Antarctica Interactive Private Limited). It is an integrated luxury media company which owns online publications, as well as the luxury print BACCARAT Magazine in Hong Kong. Other titles include LP-Luxury Properties, Action Asia, Asia-Pacific Boating, China Boating, JET Asia Pacific and AsiaSpa published through wholly owned subsidiary, Blu Inc Media, in China and Hong Kong. 

As a Publisher of Choice, SPH Magazines aims to deliver the best to meet the diverse needs and interests of readers and advertisers.

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