A Night In… Holland Village

Summer Break is upon us.  As some venture off to exotic destinations or perhaps say goodbye forever, many members of the SAS community, done with homework and weeknight curfews, will find more time to explore the city they call home.  In a series of location-inspired to-do lists, “A Night In…” hopes to push you out to explore and expand your appreciation for all this island has to offer.

Holland Village is one of the most Bohemian parts of Singapore. Easy to reach by bus or taxi, boasting its own MRT station, and exploding in options for shopping, eating and drinking, Holland Village is one of Singapore’s more ‘cool’ neighborhoods. Here are five reasons why:

  1. iSteaks Diner

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Tourists come here to eat dinner with their families and friends and to celebrate birthdays. The service is great despite the place being very crowded. The restaurant manager is very caring and the pricing is affordable ($20-$30) with, obviously, the steaks commanding the biggest drawl.

2. Wala Wala

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One of the coolest nightspots in Singapore, and a great place to enjoy music on the island. To Singaporeans, Wala Wala is a part of their childhood and adulthood: it is a place where they get to relax and spend time with their friends and families.

3. Holland Village Hawker

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Nothing feels quite as Singaporean as hanging with the locals at your neighborhood hawker. This is a great place for a cheap lunch if you are in Holland Village for the night. I would recommend the Nasi Lemak stall which sells a particularly tasty Katong Laksa!

4. Hatched

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Hatched is the purveyor of all things eggs and an exquisite all day breakfast! It is THE go-to spot if you are craving eggs benny at 8pm (or anytime of the day, really.)

5. La Nonna

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La Nonna, meaning “the grandmother” in Italian, is one of the best Italian restaurants in Holland Village. With its intricate interior design and impeccable dishes, the restaurant aims to recreate that Italian aesthetic environment with dishes that resemble the ones that Italian grandmothers cook up in their kitchens!

Author: Nerina Vassiliadis

Nerina Vassiliadis is a senior who has been attending SAS for two years. This is her first year being part of the Eye! Her hobbies include making films, acting, directing, watching tv shows (specifically Friends) and movies, and spending time with friends and family. She can be contacted at vasileiadi48426@sas.edu.sg

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