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Provence or Providence?

Provence or Providence?

How Provence, the unobtrusive Japanese cafe in Lorong Liput, came out of the crisis stronger. Those of you who have been coming to Holland V for a while may recall the type of clientele, Provence, the Japanese-run cafe and bakery along Lorong Liput, used to have. They were clearly serving mostly Japanese customers. Provence is […]

Alto Taberna Bites The Dust

Alto Taberna Bites The Dust

Another Tapas outlet calls it a day after less than a year  I was walking along Lorong Mambong today and I noticed a vacated 16A, which used to be occupied by Alto Taberna Tapas. The signboard is still up but the interior appeared stripped. It’s a pity because I remembered an eager young man (presumably […]

New And Better Coffee Bean on Lorong Mambong

New And Better Coffee Bean on Lorong Mambong

Has anyone seen the newly renovated Coffee Bean on Lorong Mambong? My partner is a frequent customer and she was pretty upset when it was closed for the past few weeks for renovation. But last Friday and today (Wednesday), we went over for breakfast and all the regulars are back in full force. This article records both […]

Is Holland Village Bohemian by any chance?

Is Holland Village Bohemian by any chance?

The Wizard of Holland V discusses the Village’s essence with Thomas -Tango’s faithful patron Mine is certainly not a Bohemian lifestyle despite living in a so-called “Bohemian” village for over a decade. What is Bohemian, or for that matter, Bohemianism, anyway? Is it a lifestyle or is it an attitude or is it just a name […]