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Holland Village is one of the famous hang out place in Singapore. It is famous for foods and pubs. You will find variety of restaurants including Thai, Chinese, Mexican, Indian, eastern & Middle Eastern. Apart from the restaurants you will find lots of pub as well. There are also confessionary shops, shopping marts, money changer & medical shops.

Holland Village is near to Bouna Vista MRT. The MRT is on the green line and it is close to Queenstown. You need to walk approximately 10 minutes to reach Holland Village. Holland Village will have own MRT station by the same name in 2010.

Many food chains in Singapore, such as Crystal Jade, BreadTalk, The Coffee Bean, Burger King, Subway, Indochine and Häagen-Dazs, are located in Holland Village. Also you will find 24 hours Swensens restaurant. You will also find food court which sells Chinese, Malay and western dishes. Also you will find spicy Thai restaurant “Thai Express”. You will also find several dessert, Western cuisine and Japanese cuisine outlets. There are also couples of middle eastern and Indian restaurants. The gentrification of the Holland V area is characterized by the more up-market dining options such as the numerous ethnic restaurants as well as franchises such as Marmalade Pantry and Tapas Bar. Other prominent bars include Tango’s, Baden and Harry’s Bar. However, Wala Wala remains the grand dame of the bars along the Lorong Mambong stretch.

You will also find 24 hour supermarket by the name of Cold Storage. You can find world class brand including Australian, European, USA and others in the Cold Storage. In the same lane of Cold Storage you will find Guardian Pharmacy & Watson. There is also Seven Eleven (7-Eleven) in Holland Village. Aside from this there is also photo processing shop by the name of Photo Finish. There are two shopping centers in Holland Village, Holland Road Shopping Centre and Holland V Shopping Mall.

Although there are a number of car parks in and around Holland Village, parking still remains a problem during peak hours. The car parks in Holland Village have increased with a new two storey car park near the back of the Cold Storage supermarket.

You will also find couple of banks and ATMs in Holland Village area including OCBC, DBS and others. There is also a shop near Burger King. You can find second hand clothing (t-shirts, shorts etc) from various brands at cheap price. Also there is a mosque located near the Holland Village. Holland Village is also linked with the couple of bus stations so you can continue your journey to other locations. The few places near to Holland Village are:

Haw Par Villa (You can take bus 200 in front of Block 10A stop)

HortPark (Bus No. 61: Board at Opposite Holland Village 11419, Holland Road. Alight at After Gillman Heights Condominium, Alexandra Road, 9 stops later.)

Vivocity & Harbour Front Shopping Centre (Bus No. 61: Board at Opposite Holland Village 11419, Holland Road. Alight at Opposite Vivocity, Telok Blangah Road, 18 stops later.)

Orchard Road (Bus No. 7: Board at Opposite Cold Storage Jelita 11299, Holland Road. Alight at Midpoint Orchard, Orchard Road, 15 stops later)

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If you want to stay in a hostel which is quite nice, clean and affordable then Sentosa view is a nice option. This hostel is located in spottiswood park road. It is close to Outram park MRT & Tanjan pagar MRT. Lots of food courts and shopping markets nearby. Also the hostel is near to the city area.

You can find two kind of rooms in this hostel. A room with six beds and without bahtroom so you have to use the common bathroom which is outside (there are two common washroom). Another room with six beds but the washroom is inside the room (attach washroom). A room will cost you between $20 – $35 Singapore dollar. It depends on the season as well. You can make a booking through http://www.hostelworld.com web site.

There are so many free facilities availalbe in the hostel which includes:

  • Free access to internet. There are also two computer available for traveller withou laptop
  • Free breakfast
  • They do have water boiler and microwave oven
  • Laundry will cost you less then $5 Singapore dollar
  • Also they have TV channel and some dvds if you are bored

If you are planning to extend your stay in the hostel then make sure to book in advance through the hostel booking web site else you might find that there is no room available later. It’s quite funny but sometimes they prefer the online booking.

The attendant at the hostel is also a nice guy who can speak good english. Dont’ mix the name of the hostel with the Sentosa Island.

I will highly recommend this hostel to the traveller as it is nice and same time cheap as well.

The hostel do have a web site: http://sentosaview.com

Map of the hostel

Spots near to the Hostel

Vivocity – Singapore’s Largest Shopping Centre- http://www.vivocity.com.sg
5 minutes bus ride to Vivocity Singapore from downstairs bus stop

Sentosa Island – Singapore’s Island Resort- http://www.sentosa.com.sg
5 minutes Train Ride from Vivocity ( buy tickets from top floor of Vivocity and take a train to Sentosa Island

St James Power Station – Singapore’s Top rated Hotspot – http://www.stjamespowerstation.com
3 Sentosa Gateway, 5 minutes bus/taxi ride from downstairs nearby bus stop

Mount Faber – Take a Cable Car and have a spectacular view of Singapore – http://www.mountfaber.com.sg
2 minutes walk from Vivocity ( buy tickets and take a cable car ride to Mount Faber from Harbourfront Tower 2 )

Boat Quay – Most visited Night Spot in Singapore- http://www.visitsingapore.com/publish/stbportal/en/home/what_to_see/singapore_river/boat_quay.html
5 minutes Train Ride from Tanjong Pagar MRT station near us ( 1 stop to Raffles Place MRT Station )

Esplanade Theatres on the Bay-one of the world’s busiest arts centres- http://www.esplanade.com
7 minutes bus/taxi ride from downstairs nearby bus stop

Merlion Park- where Singapore’s Mythical Creature lives- http://www.visitsingapore.com/publish/stbportal/en/home/what_to_see/landmarks_and_memorials/merlion_park.html
7 minutes bus/taxi ride from downstairs nearby bus stop

Singapore Flyer- http://www.singaporeflyer.com/
15/10 minutes bus/taxi ride from downstairs nearby bus stop

Contact Information for the Sentosa View Hostel

Email: book@sentosaview.com
Mobile:   (65)91009123  
Land Phone:   (65)65198481  
Current Address: 105 Spottiswoode Park Road #23-130B
Website: http://www.sentosaview.com

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