Thursday, 27 October 2011

From Farrer Road to Holland Village via MRT

It's been ages since I last visited Holland Village, four and a half years to be exact. Given the crazy parking situation there, there hasn't been much reason to go despite its many attractions. The opening of the Circle Line MRT has changed that. Its just one stop from home, although 86 cents one-way does appear fairly steep, but this is Singapore, after all. Farrer Road station (above) has a colourfully designed lift shaft to life the greyish gloom.

Holland Village MRT station has actual shops! You could even have a meal here!

The exterior of Holland Village MRT, just outside the Holland Avenue row of shophouses.

Lorong Liput is where the food and shopping is. The windmill (left) is supercilious, as Holland Village was named after a person rather than the country.

Holland Village market and food centre.

Vietnamese and Thai eateries along Lorong Mambong, with a Rockwellian mural in the Vietnamese restaurant Pho Hoa.

Pedestrian-only Lorong Mambong and its drinking holes make it a happening place on weekends.

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