Holland Road, Singapore

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Holland Road westbound to Clementi.
Holland Road eastbound, near the Tanglin entrance of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Holland Road (Chinese: 荷兰路) is a long road in Singapore, running roughly east-west linking Clementi in the west to the Singapore Botanic Gardens where it joins Napier Road and then Orchard Road.

The most interesting place along Holland Road is arguably Holland Village, a district that has become famous for restaurants, cafes and nightspots and is frequented by expatriates.

Etymology[edit]

Holland Road and Holland Village were named after an early resident in Singapore, Hugh Holland, who was an architect. 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.

References[edit]

  • Victor R Savage, Brenda S A Yeoh (2003), Toponymics - A Study of Singapore Street Names, Eastern Universities Press, ISBN 981-210-205-1