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Holland Village , What to Look out for

Dubbed Singapore ’s bohemian enclave, for it’s offbeat feel, Holland Village , contains something for just about everyone amid it’s shops and restaurants. Holland Village’s eclectic mix of old and new reflects the enjoyable contradictions of modern Singapore- sip a cup of kopi-o while browsing one of the well stocked newsstands that contain newspapers from all around the world or enjoy some aromatic red wine at a ritzy wine bar. Although it is located amid a quiet suburban area Holland Village has also developed a lively night-life and it is not unexpected to see it’s pubs and cafes bustling long into the night. Shopping-wise Holland Village has long been a favourite for expats for unique Asian crafts and antiques and inexpensive clothing and shoes.

Despite currently being under siege by the construction of a new MRT station Holland Village remains at the top of everyone’s list for fun- be they expat or local.

When in Holland Village check out some of these fine places of business:

  • Burmese Fine Arts
    One of the favourite stops of many an expat Burmese Fine Arts is an inconspicuous shop specializing in Cambodian, Burmese, and Old Thai ( Siam ) artifacts and curios. Located on the third floor of the Holland Village Shopping Centre Burmese Fine Arts is owned by a university professor and encloses a certificate of authenticity with each antique, verifying it’s age.

          Add : #03-10 Holland Shopping Centre,
          Tel : 6466 9089

  • Nail’s World
    Your tired, run down, and have been pushing the pavement looking for bargains just a little too long. Why not treat yourself to a manicure, a pedicure and a foot massage. Nail’s World, the first nail shop to open in the Holland Village area offers you just that- so after your pedicure relax for an oh so relaxing and therapeutic reflexology session. Your bargain hunting feet deserve it.

          Add : #02-14 Holland Shopping Centre, 
          Tel : 6469 8781

  • Framatic Art Gallery
    With a prominent location right on Holland Ave , Framatic Art Gallery , offers customers 22 years of experience in the art of framing. From valuable swords to your son’s high school diploma Framatic Art Gallery will find the right style for your valuable.

          Add : 245 Holland Avenue ,
          Tel : 6469 0911

  • 211 Café Bar
    This rooftop café boasts of a bird’s eye view of Holland Village which no other restaurant in the area can match. With an alfresco dining area that can house 120 people, 211 Café is the perfect place to host outdoor parties. Foremostly a Mediterranean restaurant, the café specialises in Italian food, and the portions here are big. Haven’t drop by in a while? Come on down, 211 Café changes it’s menu every three months.

          Add : Level 4 Holland Shopping Centre,
          Tel : +65 6462 6194

  • Wala Wala
    Looking for a bar with style and a non-smoking environment? Then go no further than Wala Wala, a 78-table outlet that packs in 300 on busy nights. One of the first establishments in Singapore to go totally smoke-free Wala Wala offers a large selection of fine wines and live music on weekends.

          Add : 31 Lorong Mambong Holland Village Singapore 277689
          Tel : +65 6462 4288

Other places of interest in Holland Village include:

  • Food Outlets : BreadTalk, NYDC, Old Chang Kee, Swensens & tcc
  • Banks : Maybank
  • Consumer Electronics : Parisilk
  • Convenience Outlet : 7-Eleven Store
  • Pet Shop : Pet Lovers Centre
  • Coffee Shops : Starbucks, Coffee Bean, The Coffee Club

Holland Village has many more places of interest to both shoppers and diners and we will feature more of them in coming days. So watch this spot as we compile a comprehensive guide to Singapore ’s bohemian grove, Holland Village

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Stephen O’ Rourke

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