POINTS OF INTEREST
NEAR HOLLAND VILLAGE

The Singapore Botanic Gardens (the Gardens) was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in Bonn, Germany.

The Gardens is the first and only tropical botanic garden on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. It is the first in Asia and the third botanic gardens inscribed in the world following Orto botanico di Padova and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Botanic Garden is a short 7 min drive to the Cluny entrance or a 2 MRT stations ride from Holland Village MRT to Botanic Garden MRT (Circle Line).

Dempsey, former army barracks, is one of Singapore’s hottest lifestyle destinations for chic restaurants, trendy bars, cool bistros, hip art galleries and exquisite teak furniture. 

Today’s Dempsey Hill is a unique combination of lush greenery, old-world charm and modern chic. It’s the perfect destination for a Sunday brunch amidst luxuriant, whispering trees, or a relaxing drink, far from the city’s crowds.

Dempsey Hill is only 2.4km away from Holland Village. The best part is parking is FREE all day!

One Rochester is a collection of black and white bungalows which have been transformed into a exquisite fine-dining restaurants. It is the epitome of elegant colonial heritage set amidst an expansive lush garden, providing incomparable dining, event and wedding options.

One Rochester remains a favourite for pre- and post-dinner drinks whether you choose to eat her or not.

One Rochester is located near the Buona Vista MRT (EW Line & Circle Line)

Star Vista shopping mall is located just beside the Buona Vista MRT Interchange.

One interesting feature of this mall is the non-air conditioned walkway. It is kept cool through natural ventilation due to its clever design.

There are many great eateries here, some in open semi-alfresco setting.  

This place is especially crowded on the weekends because it is also home to the New Creation church, a mega-church of more than 20,000 members. 

Kent Ridge Park is a historical park where one of the last battles for Singapore was fought during World War II. You can learn more about the history of World War II at the “Reflections Bukit Chandu” museum, located at one end of Canopy Walk.

It is a great family activity to walk along the Canopy Walk – an elevated boardwalk measuring 280-metres long linking Kent Ridge Park to HortPark – and you can enjoy nature and may just be able to catch sight of sunbirds, doves, squirrels, lizards, and white-crested laughing thrush.

Kent Ridge Park is part of the Southern Ridges, which also comprises Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park, HortPark and Labrador Nature Reserve

Singapore is not a hilly island. Standing at a mere 163.63m, Bukit Timah Hill is Singapore’s tallest hill.

This 163-ha reserve retains one of the few areas of primary rainforest in the country. The forest on the hill has been a botanical collection ground for more than a century, and the first known specimens of many species of Malayan plants have been obtained here.

Home to a high percentage of our nation’s (native) flora and fauna, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve has been a favourite spot for those looking to get close to nature.