Hi, welcome to our web page on staying in the Holland district.
Why would anyone want to stay in Holland district? What’s the big deal?
Well, this section hopes to answer that question and put to rest any doubts you might have if you are considering purchasing or renting a property here.
The Holland district may be regarded as the area surrounding the stretch of Holland Road that begins at the Singapore Botanic Gardens and ends at Pandan Valley, which is slightly towards the western side of Singapore (see red parameter in below map). It is a straight road connecting to Orchard Road via Napier Road and is less that 10 minutes away from town and Orchard Road.
The Holland district (district 10) is one of the three most desired districts in Singapore (the others being districts 8 and 9). This is not only due to its great location and proximity to town, its private residential estates and a host of middle-class conveniences but also because of its pleasant surroundings.
It is surrounded by the island’s most exclusive abodes, universities, private hospitals, embassies, science parks and a wide variety of up-market facilities and retail establishments, which serve the well-heeled expatriates and locals who live here.
Smack in the middle of Holland district is Holland Village (read about the Village here), the home of many trendsetting restaurants and food chains. You will also find a great variety of lifestyle retailers here: art and craft shops, art galleries, art framing specialists, street cobblers, gift shops, novelty shops, gourment takeaway outlets, wine cellars, organic food outlets, ethnic knick knacks, custom-made shoe shop, imported kitcheware store, body waxing specialists, pilates studios, international school uniform tailors, master tailors, hypnotherapists, cooking schools, 24-hour medical centres, theme party clothing store, tarrot card readers, ethnic home decor articles, fine dining restaurants and many other fine offerings.
The Village is teeming with expatriate housewives spending their day having breakfast, running errands, meeting up friends for lunch and enjoying a nail spa before shopping for groceries and heading home.
Retail establishments in Holland Village are located along four streets and within 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, along Lorong Liput. These two buildings are often casually referred to by retail sales personnel as Holland Village Shopping Centre, which is a non-existent building.
The streets of Holland Village is one of the most cosmopolitan and colorful in Singapore, especially during the weekends. It is an ideal 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. And if these facilities are still inadequate for you, Tanglin Mall, Sunset Way, Cluny Court and Dempsey are all a stone’s throw away. You will be spoilt for choice.
For those whose lifestyles revolve around the art, dining, wining and lots of entertainment, there is no better place than the Holland district. Everything is at one’s doorstep. Check out an extensive retail directory here.
Last minute guests coming over for dinner? No worries – just rush over to one of its gourmet takeaway establishments such as Da Paulo for some lagsane and ready-made soup and hors d’oeuvre. Portions are big and prices are reasonable. While there, do check out their cellar as well.
Meeting investors? Just hop over to Micheangelo’s. Watching the Rugby series with your buddies? Crawl over to Wala Wala or Three Crowns. Want to impress your boss with your culinary skills? Head over to Dempsey for a refined selection of imported beef and condiments. Feel like lounging around with your family on a late Sunday afternoon? No problem, enjoy your glass of red with your spouse while watching your kids zip down Lorong Mambong on their pedal scooters.
Your in-laws visiting you from abroad? Pack them into the train at the Holland MRT station nearby and browse the Circle Line with ease.
Craving for something ethnic? Middle eastern? Northern Indian? Japanese? Korean? Chinese? Vegetarian? No worries! No other location in Singapore offers such great options. Indeed, you will never have to drink and drive too!
So, if you are considering getting a Holland district property because such is your lifestyle, then you have certainly made the right decision.