On Ion Orchard’s design:
Thematically, it is a typical middle-class narcotic, to keep the middle-class dumb through shopping, and maintain the middle-class slumber – so that’s what it is about.
As a piece of architecture, it is quite interesting, but, so what’s the big deal? It’s another piece of entertainment till the next one comes out.
-Tay Kheng Soon, a Singaporean architect known for his sharp tongue and radical spirit.