Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Will This Be The Next Holland Village?

Judging by how it looks right now, it's really really really hard to tell... The eateries are all not open yet, except for one, and renovation works are still going on. But I'm really excited!!! Next time I can jio my friends down to hang out here, rather than in town. Haha...

A newspaper report touted this area as the next Holland Village when it reported that this area was one of the sites selected for the pilot batch of Restructuring Programme for Shops scheme. This area I'm talking about is Sunset Way. And this stretch of eateries is just 5 mins walk away from my house.
Choosing to dine in air-conditioned comfort or al-fresco is easy. Choosing which one to dine in is hard. As I walked around, and judging by the interiors, I know I would be spoilt for choice.

First, I saw a eatery that threw big hints that it was a Hong-Kong cafe. Hmm, maybe not just big hints, but the name of the cafe says it all... As I walked further down, my eyes gleamed...
I know the reflection damn jialat, but can you make out that greenish thing over there is a pool table??? Hehe... And, the pool table is in the same shop space as this!
With the 3 labelled "prominent" parts of this shop space, no need to say, I think we all know what it is gonna be liao lah...

Further down, these are still doing their signages. I suspect the one on the left has someting to do with Kobe beef because I saw a "Kobe beef" signage yesterday on one of the tables.
Then I passed by a shop selling stuff from New Zealand like wine, snacks, ice cream, etc...

As I passed by the next one, I remembered talking to my mum a few days back about how to fit 8 people into a small table during next year's CNY steamboat, now that all of us got other "halves". Now, I have a solution...
Charcoal BBQ and steamboat buffet... Hehe

Ok, finally, here's the only one that has opened...

3 comments:

ClappingTrees said...

First impressions from the first photo: looks too sanitized, HDB-like. :-p I seriously doubt if it'll become the next Holland Village. A few nice restaurants probably don't make a charming village.

paced said...

clappingtree: i was thinking of that too... Maybe it's not "populated" yet... hehe... Renovations are not fully done, so the whole place loks damn bare...
But you are definately right on the "a few nice restaurants probably don't make a charming village"... To me, it takes more than just that. It's the entire environment and "feel" of the place. And of cos, the people who chill and hand out are important too.
I'm still sitting on the fence on whether it would become the next HV, but as a resident here, of cos I would walk down to try the makan... hehe...

Anonymous said...

cool! thats right opposite my place!