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6 Best Things To Do in Holland Village & One North

Looking for somewhere new to eat, drink and shop for good food and entertainment?


Look no further!


Check out Holland Village, a place brimming with life, activity and most importantly, food. From wine bars to hipster cafes, hawker centres and boutique shops, it's the perfect place for food and shopping. You name it, and they have it!


That's not all; just 10 minutes away is one north, a place worth stopping by for second rounds or to satisfy your shopping thirst.


Nicknamed the Silicon Valley of Singapore, one north is often mistaken for an industrial area with only businesses and start-ups. While there's some truth to that, you can find many hidden gems, such as hipster food joints and shopping spots here!


Enough said, here are the six best things to do in these areas that we guarantee will be a feast for your stomach and your eyes too. Let’s start by visiting Lorong Liput and Mambong for great food and music!


1. Kick back with drinks and food at Lorong Liput and Mambong


Lorong Liput and Mambong are stretches of bustling streets known for their quaint shophouses and low-rise buildings. Lorong Mambong, the main stretch of Holland Village, exudes a subtle European vibe and is the heart of cafes and restaurants such as Wala Wala Cafe Bar.


Wala Wala Cafe Bar


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Our top pick when it comes to bars in Holland Village – Wala Wala Cafe Bar. The perfect place for good vibes and great company over delicious bar bites and rich, cold beers.


Around since 1993, Wala Wala is the iconic bar to experience Singapore’s nightlife in Holland Village. Having survived the test of time, you know their bar is the real deal with their comprehensive drinks menu. Their alcoholic beverages range from brews on tap – Heineken, Guinness, and Asahi to a variety of cocktails, spirits, soju and even wine! The options are endless and you’ll be spoilt for choices at Wala Wala!


Tip: Visit during happy hours from 3.30 PM to 8 PM daily to score discounted prices on beers on tap and vino.


Address: 31 Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277689

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri & Sun: 3.30 PM – 1 AM

Sat: 3.30 PM – 2 AM

Directions: Exit via A at Holland Village MRT

Walk along Lor Liput and Lor Mambong for 4 mins.


Chimichanga


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Craving for some Mediterranean food? Be sure to check out Chimichanga, an authentic Mexican food place! Soak up the atmospheric neon lights and colourful interior while enjoying entrées and appetizers such as nachos, tacos and quesadillas.


Chimichanga also offers a selection of classic mains, bar bites and Mexican-style cocktails. We’d recommend you try their Shredded Ancho Beef Chimichanga – (yup, named right after their restaurant so it's sure to taste good!). For drinks they offer classic hand-crafted cocktails such as Mojito and Margarita and special concoctions like the fruity Summer Bliss or refreshing and fun Tiki Do You Love Me.


Tip: Pop by between 12 PM – 7 PM during the weekdays for happy hour deals on your drinks here at their Holland Village outlet! Click here for their menu before booking a reservation.


Address: 3 Lorong Liput, #01-02/03, Singapore 277725

Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs & Sun: 12 PM – 11 PM

Fri&Sat: 12 PM – 12 AM

Directions: Exit via A at Holland Village MRT

Walk for 2 minutes along Lor Liput.


The Pit Restaurant & Bar


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Another go-to spot for many to chill and unwind in Singapore, The Pit Restaurant & Bar prides itself on being the first bar in Holland Village to serve Archipelago beer. Bring your buddies and enjoy a pint or two of ice-cold beer while snacking on bar bites in a laid-back and casual atmosphere.


We’d recommend their famous Buffalo Wings, with die-hard fans coming back for more every single time. Our favourite combination is to pair their wings with their wide variety of affordable draft and craft beers, which you won’t regret!


Tip: Keep a lookout on their Facebook page for updates on their beer promotions. Make an early reservation as the place can get crowded during peak hours!


Address: 21 Lorong Liput, Singapore 277733

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 3 PM – 12 AM

Sat&Sun: 1 PM – 12 AM

Directions: Exit via A at Holland Village MRT

Walk for 3 minutes along Lor Liput and turn left.


2. Get a taste of Singapore through local hawker fares at Holland Drive Food Centre


New Lucky Claypot Rice


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Awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand, New Lucky Claypot Rice is undoubtedly the most popular store at Holland Drive Market & Food Centre. Though boasting a long queue of up to 45 minutes to an hour during peak hours, we guarantee it's worth the wait!


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Their Claypot Wu Wei Rice comes in $10/$15/$20/$25 portions and is served with succulent chunks of chicken, thick slices of smokey lap cheong and a handful of salted fish bits. For the ultimate wok hey experience, they cook their clay pot rice over a traditional charcoal stove – for charred and crispy rice bottom. Don’t forget to scrape the rice at the bottom and season the dish with sesame oil and dark soya sauce for a more savoury taste!


Tip: Get your dinner fix at New Lucky Claypot Rice as it is the only stall open at night! To avoid long queues, you may want to call and make a reservation.


Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-19, 270044

Opening Hours: Thurs-Sun: ​​11 AM – 1 PM, 5 PM – 8 PM

Mon&Tues: 11 AM – 12.30 PM, 5 PM – 8 PM

Closed on Weds

Directions: Exit via C at Buona Vista MRT

Take Bus 74/91/191/200 and ride 2 stops (3 minutes)


Ru Ji Kitchen


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Another store with one of the longest queues in the food centre is Ru Ji Kitchen. Though a seemingly unassuming-looking store selling fishball noodles, many have sung praises of their noodles online.


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Their signature, Dry Fishball Noodles comes with a choice of either Mee Pok (flat yellow noodles) or Mee Kia (round, thin noodles) at $3/$4/$5 portions. The noodles were al dente while coated with their glistening homemade chilli sauce and a generous serving of pork lard. However, all the attention went to the daily handmade fishballs. Made with 100% pure fish meat – they were bouncy and juicy, adding a nice bite to the noodles.


Fun Fact: Their Holland Village stall is the first and original outlet! Since then, they have opened a chain of new stalls with one at Old Airport Road Food Centre.


Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-28/29, Singapore 270044

Opening Hours: Closed on Mon

Tues-Thurs: 7 AM – 1 PM

Directions: Exit via C at Buona Vista MRT

Take Bus 74/91/191/200 and ride 2 stops (3 minutes)


Aini Muslim Food


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Love fried chicken? Here’s a halal option for our Muslim friends out there! The most popular dish at Aini Muslim Food would have to be their flavourful Nasi Ayam Penyet.


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Coming at a price point of only $4.50, a plate includes fragrant white rice, crispy and golden fried chicken topped off with fried crispy crumbs, pieces of tempeh and tau kwa, cucumber slices to cool the heat from a generous serving of homemade fiery and tangy sambal sauce. Smooth and tender on the inside, the chicken is crispy and flavourful skin on the outside.


Feel free to try out their other dishes and whet your appetite with a savoury Gado Gado salad, or mains such as their Nasi Goreng and succulent Seafood Mee Goreng!


Tip: Come early to prevent disappointment as the stall opens till their dishes are sold out! First come, first serve.


Address: 44 Holland Dr, #02-14, Singapore 270044

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 8 AM – 2 PM

Directions: Exit via C at Buona Vista MRT

Take Bus 74/91/191/200 and ride 2 stops (3 minutes)


3. Shop your hearts out at Holland Road Shopping Centre


Independent Market


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Looking for localised knick-knacks as a souvenir or to show off your patriotism? Head down to the Independent Market, for novel and cute gifts from brands like The Little Dröm Store

and wheniwasfour.


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Pick up melamine plates with illustrations of local hawker fares, pouches bearing Singlish puns or childhood items such as the Singaporean notebook – The Jotter Book. You can also bring a piece of Singapore to beautify your homes with, such as a tea towel or sofa cushion with popular food centres or landmarks.


These gifts will definitely be a statement piece to show off to your friends and family or as a memento for travellers wanting to remember their time spent in Singapore.


Fun Fact: All pieces and items carried by the Independent Market are curated by local writers and designers. Be rest assured that you’re getting the best quality and most authentic representation of life in Singapore!


Address: 211 Holland Ave, #03-01, Singapore 278967

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 10.30 AM – 7 PM

Directions: Exit via C at Buona Vista MRT

Take Bus 74/91/191/200 and ride 2 stops (3 minutes)


Lim’s Holland Village



A homegrown homeware and furniture boutique, Lim Holland’s Village began operations in 2016 with its humble history dating back to the 1970s at Changi Village.


The Lims are committed to preserving and sharing the value of traditional crafts and more importantly developing a collection of functional pieces.



The store houses a wide range of diverse pieces individually sourced from various regions across Southeast Asia. These pieces range from Peranakan-style dresser drawers and throw pillows to porcelain plates and antique statues.


Fun Fact: Lim’s Holland Village is a family-run business started by the founder, C.K Lim and his daughters! The store was previously known as the now-defunct Lim’s Arts and Crafts.


Address: 211 Holland Ave, #02-01, Singapore 278967

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 10 AM – 8 PM

Directions: Exit via A at Holland Village MRT

Walk for 3 minutes along Holland Ave and turn right at Lor Liput.


Bynd Artisan


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An experiential and one-of-a-kind brand, Bynd Artisan is a retail concept that offers personalisation and customisation on a wide variety of leather & paper gifts through local brands or creative collaborations.


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The products are made by Bynd Artisan’s knowledgeable artisans, in charge of specificities that go into thread bindings, wire bindings and covers. Using only the highest quality leather sourced from Europe, the cow’s leather hide is processed using cutting-edge technology in a quality-assured tannery.


Shop their extensive range of products from leather luggage tags and key hooks to multi-functional Quadro bags. They carry all sorts of gifts for his or hers and even workshops to learn the art behind working with leather.


Fun Fact: Concerned about the sustainability of the products? Fret not, Bynd Artisan uses only Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper coming from carefully managed forests!


Address: 44 Jln Merah Saga, #01-54, Singapore 278116

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 10 AM – 8 PM

Directions: Exit via A at Holland Village MRT

Walk for 3 minutes along Holland Ave and turn left at Taman Warna and walk along Jln Merah Saga.


4. Explore Holland Village’s charming neighbourhood – Chip Bee Gardens


Sunday Folks


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Perfect for intimate catchups or post-meal dessert spots with your closest buddies, Sunday Folks is a spacious and cosy dessert parlour that offers perfectly crispy yet chewy waffles, aromatic coffee and fluffy cakes.


Mix and match your preferred base with soft-serve ice cream in unique flavours such as Earl Gray Lavendar, Roasted Pistachio and various toppings to create your perfect combination.


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Tip: Book in advance if you’re coming for massive group gatherings as it gets quite busy during peak hours!


Address: 44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-52, Singapore 278116

Opening Hours: Closed on Mon

Tues-Thurs: 1 PM – 10 PM

Fri: 1 PM – 11 PM

Sat: 12 PM – 11 PM

Sun: 12 PM – 10PM

Directions: Exit via A at Holland Village MRT

Walk for 5 minutes along Holland Ave and turn left at Taman Warna and walk along Jln Merah Saga.


Taksu Art Gallery


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Looking to spice up your space with some contemporary art? Taksu features a broad selection of fine art with a distinctly urban vibe – representative of our modern-day city living, making it easily one of Southeast Asia’s contemporary art galleries.


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Choose from a collection of young artists and critically acclaimed names. The gallery holds frequent exhibitions at this hidden space in Chip Bee Gardens, so be sure to check their website frequently for updates on upcoming art exhibitions!


Fun Fact: Free entry during opening hours! Do drop by for a quick pitstop at no extra charge, if you’re around the area after a coffee date at Sunday Folks.


Address: 43 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-72 Workloft @ Chip Bee, Singapore 278115

Opening Hours: Closed on Mon

Tues-Sat: 10 AM – 7 PM

Sun: 12 PM – 6 PM

Directions: Exit via A at Holland Village MRT

Walk for 5 minutes along Holland Ave and turn left at Taman Warna and walk along Jln Merah Saga.


Le Salon by Ling


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Stepping into Le Salon by Ling feels like a chic and modern house on the cover of Architectural Digest. Not to be mistaken for a home, it is a boutique shop selling a range of luxury homeware and bags from fashion designer Ling Wu.


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These items are alternatives; unique from the usual high-end labels commonly found along Orchard Road and Marina Bay Sands, for those looking to purchase their first designer piece.


Fun Fact: Available in butter-smooth leather and exotic skins, cool clutches, sophisticated shoulder bags, and ultra-chic hobo bags are on display and for sale!


Address: 43 Jln Merah Saga, #02-78, Singapore 278115

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 10 AM – 6 PM

Closed on Sat and Sun

Directions: Exit via A at Holland Village MRT

Walk for 5 minutes along Holland Ave and turn left at Taman Warna and walk along Jln Merah Saga.


5. Dine, wine and chill at the funky and new-aged urban food park, Timbre+


Timbre+ serves a variety of restaurant-quality and casual hawker fares at affordable prices. Brightened up by multi-dimensional live music and street art style interior, the focus is to make sure you eat well and good.


Burgs by Project Warung


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Craving for something meaty and substantial? Head over to Burgs by Project Warung, a Muslim-owned burger hawker stall which specialises in restaurant-quality burgers at an affordable price!


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Get yourself a tender and juicy Pulled Beef Brisket Burger with fries for $7. Slow-cooked for a whopping 72 hours and braised in barbeque sauce, the burger surely won’t disappoint! You can also try the Crispy Rendang Burger at only $6.40 for a localised and fragrant taste of Singapore.


Fun Fact: The burger chain is run by two local chefs, Indra and Ridz, with prior experience working at Michelin-starred restaurants! Rest assured knowing that you’re getting the best quality burgers.


Address: 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC Launchpad, Singapore 139957

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 11.30 AM – 9 PM

Closed on Sat and Sun

Directions: Exit via C at one-north MRT

Walk for 5 minutes along Towards Fusionopolis Way, Fusionopolis Way and cross the traffic light to Ayer Rajah Crescent.


Iskina Cebu


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Calling out to all our Filipino friends out there!


Get a taste of the Philippines with some authentic Cebuano food by Iskina Cebu, a hawker stall specialising in Lechon, also known as Cebu-style roasted/suckling pork. Here at Iskina Cebu, the suckling pig imported from Spain is stuffed with generous amounts of lemongrass, spring onions and local herbs.


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A plate for Lechon is priced at $12 and packed with a mountain full of tender and juicy pork chunks. The pig is cooked slowly and gently over a charcoal fire to ensure a tender interior and crispy exterior. We recommend pairing it over a portion of fragrant white rice and dipping the Lechon into its in-house tangy dip for an enhanced flavour profile!


Fun Fact: The dish contains zero MSG and has been slightly altered by the chef-owner, Chris for the local Singaporean tastebuds by lowering the salt used in the marination!


Address: 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, #01-27, JTC Launchpad, Singapore 139957

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 11.30 AM – 9 PM

Closed on Sat and Sun

Directions: Exit via C at one-north MRT

Walk for 5 minutes along Towards Fusionopolis Way, Fusionopolis Way and cross the traffic light to Ayer Rajah Crescent.


Wang Jiao Ban Mian


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Though an ordinary-looking ban mian stall, Wang Jiao Ban Mian boasts a long but fast-moving queue during peak hours.


We attest to its popularity as the dry version of Ban Mian at $3.30 is replaced with a combination of fragrant scallion oil, savoury dark soy sauce and fiery chilli sauce. Expect a plate for handmade flat noodles that are al dente and chewy in texture, with a heavier and extra kick of flavour from its combination of sauces!


Tip: We’d recommend heading down early before the lunch crowd at 12 pm to avoid the long queue!


Address: 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, #01-16, JTC Launchpad, Singapore 139957

Opening Hours: NIL

Directions: Exit via C at one-north MRT

Walk for 5 minutes along Towards Fusionopolis Way, Fusionopolis Way and cross the traffic light to Ayer Rajah Crescent.


6. Explore and experience the amenities to play and learn at the eight precincts at one-north


The Star Vista


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Located at Vista Exchange Green in the one-north precinct, The Star Vista is an urban retail mall set located next to Buona Vista MRT offering a variety of dining options and fulfilling your shopping needs with grocery stores.


Be sure to also check out our local entertainment spots such as Teo Heng KTV to sing your hearts out or get a workout in at Bounce Studio!


Fun Fact: Head over to Star Vista for a quick meal fix and choose from a plethora of cuisines ranging from Japanese to Western all in one place!


Address: 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, #01-16, JTC Launchpad, Singapore 139957

Opening Hours: NIL

Directions: Exit via C at one-north MRT

Walk for 5 minutes along Towards Fusionopolis Way, Fusionopolis Way and cross the traffic light to Ayer Rajah Crescent.


one north & JTC LaunchPad: "Silicon Valley of Singapore" Insider Tour


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Explore one north on a guided curated tour with our company, Monster Day Tours! Get insights into this innovative business park development and immerse yourself in Singapore's very own Silicon Valley - JTC Launchpad.


Suitable for all participants interested to learn more about the interworkings behind Singapore’s Startup Ecosystem and understand the crucial role of entrepreneurship in our economy.


Fun Fact: Get a chance to visit one of JTC Launchpad offices – Pollinate, a hub for start-up companies and find out more about the history behind it!


Address: 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, JTC Launchpad, Singapore 139957

Opening Hours: NIL

Directions: Exit via C at one-north MRT

Walk for 5 minutes along Towards Fusionopolis Way, Fusionopolis Way and cross the traffic light to Ayer Rajah Crescent.


one-north Park: Fusionopolis North


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Finding somewhere to relax and end your day? Experience the peace and feeling of serenity among the trees and greenery at one north park. There’s nothing more that park has than an abundance of greenery – a whopping 16 hectares!


We’d recommend you to visit one of the many green spots at one-north, such as the scenic Hilltop Plaza at one north Park’s Biopolis.


Tip: Head over during the evening time to catch the beautiful sunset while strolling along the park!


Address: Central Exchange Green

Opening Hours: 24 hours

Directions: Exit via B at one-north MRT

Walk for 5 minutes along Fusionopolis Pl, towards Portsdown Road and turn left along Central Exchange Green.


Want more ideas for where to go in Holland Village and one north?


These recommendations are just the curations of our top picks when it comes to the things you can do around Holland Village and one north. There are many other hidden gems and spots for you to visit and explore around here!

If you want to learn more about what else you can do around Holland Village and one north, check out our walking guide to the place. You can get more ideas on where to explore and eat in the area during your free time.

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