Holland Village

Holland Village, Singapore: Hours, Address, Holland Village Reviews: 4/5

Holland Village
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Holland Village Singapore is a hamlet tucked away behind the Singapore Botanic Gardens and is less that 10 minutes away from Orchard Road. This little spot has been referred to as Singapore's "Bohemian" enclave because of its variety of art and craft shops, art galleries, art framing specialists, street cobblers, gift shops, novelty shops, gourmet takeaway outlets, wine cellars, organic food outlets, custom-made shoes shop, imported kitchenware store, body waxing specialists, international school uniform tailors, master tailors, theme party clothing store, tarot card readers, ethnic home decor articles, fine dining restaurants and many other interesting shops.These outlets serve the residents of the surrounding upper and middle class estates. You can witness expatriate housewives spending their day here having breakfast, running errands, meeting up friends for lunch and enjoying a nail spa before shopping for groceries and heading home.Retail establishments are located along four streets and two shopping buildings. These streets are: (i) Jalan Merah Saga (ii) Holland Avenue (iii) Lorong Liput and (iv) Lorong Mambong. The shopping buildings are: (i) Holland Road Shopping Centre, which is along Holland Avenue, and (ii) Holland V Shopping Mall, which is presently being redeveloped, along Lorong Liput. These two buildings are often casually referred to by sales assistants as Holland Village Shopping Centre, which is a non-existent building. All these streets are within walking distances and it is a good place to spend the day strolling, relaxing in a spa, shopping, having the meal of your choice and seeing the world go by at one of its famous pubs.
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bcheong
Shanghai, China26,004 contributions
Solo
Quite the institution in singapore. From the main part of holland village to chip bee across the street, still a somewhat popular place for food and drinks. Notables include cold storage supermarket, the newspaper stand and 2am dessert bar
Written November 9, 2021
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WoooWho
Singapore, Singapore1,818 contributions
Solo
It has been some time since I last came to this stall, which is located at a corner of the Holland Village Hawker Centre.

There was a queue of about 10 pax in front of me, but the queue moves fast, thanks to the stall owner quickly asking the next customer what they want. It’s a well-oiled process of order taking and dispensing each customer’s order.

I ordered a packet to go, and ordered a bee hoon and kway teow mee combination. I added a fried sunny side egg and chicken wing. It costs $2.50.

What surprised me is the quality has improved from the last time I ate it. Then I found black charred pieces, probably from the frying process when the cook scrap the frying wok too hard. This time round, the noodles were well done. What’s special about the noodles was that I bit into fried pork lard pieces, which is a new addition. It gave a nice flavour to the noodles.

The chicken wing has a mild shrimp paste flavour and was cut into two: Drumlet and the rear chicken wing pieces. The stall owner placed the wings into a plastic bag, so it was easy for me to hold the wings while eating it. Thoughtful.

Chilli paste had chili flakes in them, and its potent. The chilli is unlike those found at other stalls.

Recommended!
Written March 11, 2015
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drronline
Martinez, GA549 contributions
Family
Went there during the late afternoon and stayed until about 9. Was several block area of mostly restaurants and bars. Was clean, good food variety and some familiar (to US travelers) restaurant names and food selections. We chose pizza, and was not disappointed. The “Holland V” as it is called contained the highest population of Europeans of any areas we visited over a week.
Written February 28, 2015
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Winnie N
Singapore, Singapore550 contributions
Family
Was at Omma Holland village on 17 March 2022. We ordered our items and waited for closed to 20mins before anyone served us water and the appetizers! There after, another 10 minutes for raw bbq pork belly to be served. We ordered a beer but it never came after many times of checking with the staff! The staffs seem to be trained not to look at tables to avoid customers asking for more appetizers or water etc. The service is really bad! When we asked for the last time, the staff said she will checked but did not even allow us to finish our sentence! Also, they do not have social distancing among certain tables without mask on settings. Overall, I’ll not recommend this Korean restaurant OMMA unless you don’t mind the wait and poor service rendered! Can’t be bothered to take pictures because we are turned off by the bad service.
Written March 17, 2022
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Thaddaeus K
61 contributions
Friends
Good food, good vibe what more can you ask for? Plenty of bars and restaurants to dine and catchup with your favourite buddies. If you're going during teabreak go to the hawker centre to eat. One of my favourite places to go in Singapore.
Written February 26, 2015
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BluetheSapphire
Singapore, Singapore13 contributions
Solo
You most probably heard so much about this quaint 'village'. But coming from me, its different. I grew up here and its has always been quaint since beginning of time. Where it got the name, I wouldn't know. Some said that it was a Dutch enclave previously and hence the name. No other 'village' comes close to this, where the old and new get along so well.

Holland Road Shopping centre is a testament to this. It didn't need to be renovated except the facade, being painted once in awhile. It still draw tenants and definitely a crowd puller as the showcase of items sold are unique. Hailed from different parts of the world, you could find raw crystals, silver ornaments, lace and even ample sized clothings. A merchant at the other side of the road selling 'old world' children's toys would tirelessly open for business everyday. In this age of technology, these toys & stickers are rare! Walking pass by the shop always gives me the nostalgic feelings. Another merchant by the five foot pathway has been selling great magazines and publications which you may not find anywhere else. These merchants are part of the history and bringing life to the village amidst the commercialism. There's even a windmill built to complete the picture.

Cafes, restaurants are there waited to be sampled. What draws crowds to the village is its nooks and niches. You'll find something new or old at every corner. You find cobblers plying their almost vanishing trade on the pathway and still boasts of regular clientele. You never know that these cobblers had been pushing their carts for as long as one remember and their incomes had seen their children through schools and colleges.

If you come to Cold Storage, the supermarket, you might see if you keep on the lookout a small praying altar behind the taxi stand. There used to be a gooseberry and pomegranate trees surrounding it. They have been there for a long time. Someone believe it brings good luck to the business there. Its interesting and queer as its placed strategically on the spot. It may not mean anything to anyone else but it tickled my curiosity. The old and new factor again.....
Written September 21, 2014
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GilCheah
Singapore, Singapore137 contributions
Friends
Holland Village has long been one of Singapore's well-known neighborhoods and its popularity has grown through the years. Although it has a reputation as an expatriate neighborhood, it's actually home to more locals, thanks to the many HDB (Housing and Development Board, Singapore's public housing authority) apartment buildings nearby. The expats tend to live in the Chip Bee Gardens section of Holland Village but their numbers have shrunk in recent years, in part due to the government's anti-foreigner immigration policies.
There is a small three-level shopping mall in the center of Holland Village, where you can find small eclectic boutiques. However many of the retail shops have closed and been replaced by nail salons and massage shops. There was another small shopping center around the corner, which had an iconic windmill on its top, but that has been torn down and is being rebuilt into a larger complex. A new medical and shopping center is nearing completion there as well, and is planned to be fully opened in the second half of 2016.
Despite the many changes in the retail scene, the dining establishments around the area continue to thrive and attract many residents and visitors. You'll find a wide variety of cuisines available here, from Mexican to Thai to Chinese to Korean and many others—though with widely varying levels of quality. There are also some very popular bars here, including WalWala, Bar Bar Black Sheep and Baden.
There is also a hawker center in the center of Holland Village, where you can get local food from different stalls. The center is a popular place for locals but less so for foreign visitors, thanks in part to the lack of air-conditioning and the oppressive heat in the afternoons.
There are also lots of cafes here, as well as some hair salons, a supermarket, banks, a convenience store, a well-known magazine stand, and a variety of neighbourhood shops selling everything from inexpensive clothing to party goods.
Written May 29, 2016
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Micah Lim Real Estate S’pore 90041643
Singapore, Singapore19 contributions

Nice ambience, for both locals and expats. Great choices of food, entertainment and night life. Easy accessibility via Holland village MRT station and buses. One of the night entertainment street closes to the cars at night, making it safer and better for partying
Written September 6, 2019
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Enigma
Singapore34 contributions
Friends
Many cafe style eats that include a variety of cuisine. Like the Original Sin, a restaurant serving Mediterranean food that's vegetarian. Vegan options available too. Portion are quite big and one would be spoilt for choices so the more the merrier. Best to go with a crowd of friends ie 4 or more so you can sample different dishes together.
Written September 8, 2018
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Extradi
Singapore River, Singapore1 contribution
Couples
Bad service. Big attitude. Arrogant. Waste of time and money. There are many places easily available where you can have joy and fun. Do not come here to have your mood and love spoiled
Written June 28, 2018
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This is one aspect that has to be addressed with the service provider you had the experience with. It is by no way a reflection of the entire village. Do visit our Shop Directory http://www.holland-village-singapore.com/shop-directories/ and provide your feedback to the source of your dissatisfaction. We are sorry that you have such an experience.
Written January 22, 2019
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