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The Essential Guide to Holland Village

By Betsy Burlingame

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Summary: Exploring the Best of Holland Village: Your Guide to Top Sites, Restaurants, Nightlife, and More. From Cultural Experiences to Outdoor Adventures, We'll Help You Make the Most of Your Time in the City.

Welcome to Holland Village! If you're planning to move to Holland Village, congratulations on taking the first step towards a new adventure. While there are many things to think about before you leave, such as visas, housing, and transportation, it's important to remember that once you arrive, the fun really begins. In this article, we'll introduce you to some of the best sites, restaurants, and nightlife that Holland Village has to offer, as well as provide tips on recreational activities and making friends in Holland Village.

Holland Village, often referred to as "Holland V," is a popular destination for both tourists and locals in Singapore. This vibrant neighborhood is known for its eclectic mix of shops, eateries, and nightlife options. One of the main attractions in Holland Village is the Holland Road Shopping Centre, which houses a variety of shops selling everything from fashion and accessories to home furnishings and souvenirs. The shopping center also features a wet market and a food court, offering a taste of local Singaporean cuisine.

Another popular destination in Holland Village is Chip Bee Gardens, a charming residential area with a selection of unique shops, cafes, and restaurants. Here, visitors can find specialty food stores, art galleries, and even a cooking school. The area is perfect for a leisurely stroll, with its picturesque black-and-white colonial-style houses and lush greenery.

For art enthusiasts, the Holland Village Art Gallery showcases a diverse range of contemporary art pieces by local and international artists. The gallery also hosts regular exhibitions and events, making it an ideal spot for art lovers to explore and appreciate the local art scene.

Holland Village is also home to several parks and green spaces, such as the Lorong Mambong Park and the Holland Village Park Connector. These parks offer a peaceful retreat from the bustling city and are perfect for picnics, jogging, or simply relaxing with a good book.

The restaurant and nightlife scene in Holland Village is vibrant and diverse, catering to a wide range of tastes and preferences. One of the most popular restaurants in the area is Original Sin, a Mediterranean-inspired vegetarian restaurant that has been serving delicious and healthy dishes for over two decades. Another popular dining option is d'Good Café, a cozy and charming café that offers a variety of coffee blends, teas, and delectable desserts.

For those craving local Singaporean cuisine, Holland Village is home to several hawker centers and food courts, such as the Holland Drive Market & Food Centre and the Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre. These food centers offer a wide range of affordable and delicious local dishes, including favorites like Hainanese chicken rice, laksa, and char kway teow.

When it comes to nightlife, Holland Village offers a variety of bars and pubs to suit different preferences. Wala Wala Café Bar is a popular spot among locals and expats, known for its live music performances and laid-back atmosphere. For a more upscale experience, head to Harry's Bar, a stylish and sophisticated bar that offers a wide selection of cocktails, wines, and beers.

Recreational activities in Holland Village cater to a variety of interests, from sports and fitness to arts and culture. The Buona Vista Community Club offers a range of classes and workshops, including dance, yoga, and martial arts. The club also hosts regular events and activities for the local community, such as movie screenings and cultural performances.

For sports enthusiasts, the Buona Vista Swimming Complex and the Buona Vista Sports Park provide facilities for swimming, tennis, and other sports. The nearby Ulu Pandan Park Connector also offers a scenic route for jogging, cycling, and inline skating, connecting Holland Village to other parks and green spaces in the area.

Overall, Holland Village is a vibrant and diverse neighborhood that offers a wide range of attractions, dining options, and recreational activities for both tourists and locals to enjoy.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.


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