Media Release cum Advisory: ICON magazine marks 12th anniversary with glitzy “Evening in Paradise” Ball

April 17, 2017



ICON, the leading Chinese luxury lifestyle magazine published by SPH Magazines, celebrates its 12th anniversary this year with a paradise-themed ball. 


Over 300 guests comprising the who’s who in Singapore’s high society scene are set to attend this high-profile and prestigious by-invitation-only event on Thursday, 20 April at Shangri-La Hotel Singapore.


The annual ICON Ball is one of the most anticipated events on Singapore’s social calendar. Every year, guests look forward to, and wait in anticipation and excitement for ICON’s defined theme for the ball.  


This year’s “Evening in Paradise” theme calls for guests to dress with floral inspirations and lavish expressions, setting the stage for what is expected to be a stunning showcase of some of the most beautiful evening gowns ever seen this year – all in one venue.


ICON ball’s signature highlight will see 20 ladies crowned the much sought after title of Best Dressed 2017.


The ICON ball is held annually to mark each successful year since the magazine was established, together with a yearly special anniversary April issue.


This year’s edition is beautifully designed around the idea of a carefully curated 12-chapter book of 12 exclusive stories. ICON LIST, a signature annual spread, spotlights game-changing women across various industries, each with a fascinating and inspiring story of their own.


Compelling reads and beautiful award-winning spreads set ICON apart, together with trusted insights into high fashion and luxury living. In print and online, ICON also covers news on the most coveted of timepieces and jewellery, gets up close and personal with top celebrities and reports on exclusive parties attended by Singapore’s most influential and powerful.


Sylvester Ng, Editor of ICON, said: “This 12th year, we are proud to have made significant impact on multiple platforms and engaged even further with readers to glean exclusive insights.”  


Geoff Tan, Managing Director of SPH Magazines, said: “ICON Singapore magazine continues to engage highly affluent women – A-listers, C-suite executives, business leaders, entrepreneurs, fashion & lifestyle doyens, and more – across a whole host of platforms including print, online, digital & social media, as well as through exclusive and intimate events.”

ICON Ball 2017 is supported by Bentley, Elizabeth Arden and ION Orchard.


Media Invitation

You and your photographer/videographer are invited to cover the event. Details are as follow:


ICON Ball 2017: Evening in Paradise
Date: 20 April 2017, Thursday
Time: 7pm
Venue: Shangri-La Hotel Singapore, Island Ballroom


Please confirm your attendance with Vanni Cheong of Corporate Communications & CSR by 19 April.


Co. Regn No.: 196900476M


For more information, please contact:

Christina Goh

Marketing Executive
Luxury, Marketing
SPH Magazines Pte Ltd
DID: 6319 3061
HP: 9382 9996

Vanni Cheong
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications & CSR  
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd
Tel: 6319 1553


About ICON

Launched in March 2005, ICON is Singapore’s first and most-established Chinese fashion and lifestyle magazine for highly affluent and successful women leaders. It brings the world of luxury to its readers, reporting on exclusive parties here and abroad, the most exquisite and coveted fashion and beauty products, and the glamorous lifestyles of the uber-high-fliers.
Compelling reads and beautiful award-winning spreads set ICON apart, with insights into high fashion, features on beauty trends, and profiles of the rich and famous. The definitive guide for the affluent and famous, ICON is the voice of Singapore’s bilingual elite. ICON was awarded the Chinese Media of the Year at 2016 MPAS Awards.


ICON also publishes an annual watch and jewellery guide, ICON Moments, and an annual wedding guide, ICON Weddings.


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 together with its subsidiaries, Blu Inc Holdings (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Blu Inc Media (HK) Limited and Blu Inc Media China, raise 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, ICON, Home & Decor, Nuyou, Torque, Asia-Pacific Boating, AsiaSpa and LP Luxury Properties 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.


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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