1. Introduction. Singapore despite being one of the smallest countries in the world is known as the ‘Land of Shopping Malls’. Holland Village aka Holland V is one such locality in Singapore, that can be called a shopping and dining paradise. Situated in the central part of Singapore, it is very difficult to miss this hub. With a dedicated MRT station of its own, it is very convenient to reach. Mainly a residential location for the non-natives, Holand V being the Mecca of shoppers and party-goers also attracts a lot of locals and tourists alike.
Shopping Choices and Dining Paradise at Holland Village
2. Shopping and Dining Paradise. With 2 of the best retro-style shopping malls and many other shops, Holland Village boasts of being a Shopper’s paradise. As far as dining is concerned, there are numerous options serving local, Asian and Western cuisines. You can find many brands like BreadTalk, Tea Leaf, Crystal Jade, Thai Express, The Coffee Bean, Subway etc in the market and the food court. The 24 hour Kopi tiam is however the hot favorite among the Singaporeans and emigrants. There are countless bars in Holand V including Harry’s Bar, Tango’s, Baden to name a few. The Wala Wala Cafe Bar with its Live Band, spacious double-storey building and a relaxing ambiance continues to be the trendsetter in the party business.
Holland Village Wine and Bar
3. Talking of the trends, it won’t be an overstatement to say that Holland V has been the avante-garde for Singapore in many ways. It was here that the first wine bars cropped up in 1980s with Palm’s Wine Bar, which set the ball rolling and the rest is history. The famous chains of 80s, Milano Pizza and Batter Batter Cafe also emerged in this locality before becoming big names. Years before the Starbucks or the Coffee Bean came in, Coffee Club started their first venture in the connoisseur coffee shop business in Holand V. Wala Wala is just another name in the endless list of businesses that prospered from here.
Chip Bee Gardens at Holland Village
4. Chip Bee Gardens in Holand Village was the place from where the famed vegetarian restaurant Original Sin started. The deluxe restaurant serving Mediterranean dishes was established in the 90s by the Australian-Italian owner and it was an instant hit among the diverse crowds of Holland V. Along Jalan Merah Saga, Lorong Mambong and the other streets that connect this place, there are plenty of restaurants and bars catering to the requirement of different customers. However, if you plan to visit her on a weekend, timely booking is advised as most of them are otherwise full.