Only a short bus ride from Orchard Road and the Botanic Gardens, Holland Village is one of the few suburbs that draws visitors. This residential district housed some of the British troops based in Singapore a few decades ago, and today foreigners still hone in on its restaurants and bars. At the heart of the area is the Holland Village Shopping Centre, a good place to find stores selling antiques and novel home furnishings. The relevant listings chapters cover these places in more detail.

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