Photo360_Team46 - Holland Village, Singapore

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Dubbed the “bohemian enclave” of Singapore, Holland Village is a microcosm of Singapore life, a curious mix between old and new. Traditional coffee shops and a wet market jostle for space aside ritzy wine bars and fine dining restaurants.

Located in a small commercial enclave near the Buona Vista MRT Station close to the Queenstown area in Singapore, Holland Village is a popular venue for younger Singaporeans and expatriates. It is dominated by and often visited solely for its eateries and watering holes, along with some specialist shops selling non-traditional wares.

Holland Village was named after Holland Road which in turn was named after Hugh Holland in 1907. Hugh Holland was an early resident in Singapore, he was an architect and an amateur actor. The roads Holland Avenue, Holland Close and Holland Drive were officially named after the principal road in 1972. Holland Road is known as hue hng au in Hokkien, meaning "behind the flower garden". The "flower garden" refers to the Botanic Gardens.

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. A 24-hour kopitiam, a market and a food court are also present with food stalls selling local and western dishes. Other eating places include Swensen's, Thai Express and several dessert, Western cuisine and Japanese cuisine outlets. The gentrification of the Holland V area is characterised 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. This decade-old two-storey stalwart packs a crowd that ranges from varsity students to yuppies with its laid back atmosphere and nightly live music.

Holland Village also has a great variety of commercial amenities ranging from a Cold Storage supermarket branch (part of The Dairy Farm Group), to antique shops.

Other commercial amenities include banking services, Guardian Pharmacy, 7-Eleven and a photo processing shop called Photo Finish. There are two shopping centres in Holland Village, Holland Road Shopping Centre and Holland V Shopping Mall.

For more information, please visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland_Village,_Singapore
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Date Created 3/17/2010
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(13)
worldwideroam Over 1 year ago
Ah, the windmill is still there on top of the building :)
michaeldenis Over 1 year ago
Impressive!... ...number of favorites per views!

Soooooo, with a mere 40-odd views, ten of our fine viewers have favorited your synth? That's excellent work and reveals the top-notch quality of photo360's popularity or promotional team or a weakness in the synth-ordering system :)

On the other hand, it's great to see a commercial undertaking with Photosynth. What is photo360?
michaeldenis Over 1 year ago
My apologies! To answer my own question: http://moonshine.homedns.org:2655/pano/2010/02/19/photo-360-singapore/

Good luck guys!
sy.goh Over 1 year ago
Love the shot of the windmill from all angle
worldwideroam Over 1 year ago
sy.goh - try dragging the mouse around left and right and see the buildings from different perspective too! :)
anglp Over 1 year ago
wow, it look like i am at holland village
LeeDewyze Over 1 year ago
So pretty.. wish i was there.
worldwideroam Over 1 year ago
It's been some time since I was there in Holland V. Went there to Synth the place too... on a bright and sunny day. Yours seemed a little cloudy day.
cyberspace Over 1 year ago
Job well done. I now know how holland v looks like.
zainilovesjoneunice Over 1 year ago
ello eunice nice one
euniceyee Over 1 year ago
haha.. Thank You!
Hanwei Over 1 year ago
Is that The windmill?! Why is it turning smaller and smaller?
OBTRUNCO Over 1 year ago
I can't believe it has that many favorites. I would have prefered to see a continous 360 pano, not this. It just looks like shots piled on top of eachother.
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