Exploring Holland Village (Part 1 of 2)

As we enter Holland Village on another super hot, blue sky day, you can see that construction of the MRT is still going on. I can’t wait for this stop on the yellow line to be ready.

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There is the one windmill structure that makes this Holland Village or Holland V as me and my friends called it back in the 80’s.

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Haven’t been here for quite a while. Wonder if the Kenny Rogers here is new. Yumm corn bread, idaho potatoes, mac n cheese.

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Loved this new ad by Singtel. Wonder what my expat blogger friends think of this.

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Thambi means younger brother in Tamil. This is the name of the Mama shop here that sells magazines. Mama means uncle in Tamil.

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The vanilla milkshake at Wendy’s beats the one of Carl’s Junior.

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We have 3 Wendy’s outlets in Singapore now. Here, Nex mall, and Lau Pa Sat. Love it.

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I wonder when this stop will be officially opened. It’s then going to be even more crowded in Holland Village.

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The sun’s glare is terrible here as there’s not much shade.

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One of the many magazine stalls.

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Blogging about my daily life in Singapore helps with my mid life crisis.
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10 Responses to Exploring Holland Village (Part 1 of 2)

  1. Maria says:

    Are they sharing a durian in that SingTel ad? Hilarious!

  2. 365days2play says:

    I have a soft spot for Holland V cuz the Partner stayed here for a bit. Used to tell everyone come the weekends that I’d be going off for my weekend holiday in holland. Quite a number of places have been touted as the next Holland V, like Sunset Way, Siglap, but somehow the vibe is just different.

  3. 365days2play says:

    Last I checked was about 2 years ago, just a whole row restaurants amidst neighbourhood shops (the type of shops that sell pipes, furniture etc). Problem is, it’s down a side road. There’s no anchor tenant like a supermarket or something to draw the crowds. Don’t know if the place is languishing now.

  4. Elena says:

    I never could bring myself to taste durian. I couldn’t get past the smell. I continue to peak at your blog. LOVE to see all the parts of Singapore that I never got to see myself.

  5. Bry says:

    I never realized that Wendy is Pipi Langstrumpfen…

  6. whatsaysyou says:

    Wow that is a cool post on Holland V. Keep it up.

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