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Things to do in Bukit Timah, Singapore

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Botanical Garden
“Botanic Gardens Singapore - honoured as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit to the Gardens is free, except for the National Orchid Garden. There are weekend performances at the Symphony Stage in the evenings, between 6pm to 9.30pm. Free admission. Smoke Free Park. Getting there: From Blk 10G, walk to BLK 10P and follow a special shortcut footpath (lighted at night) leading to Caldecott Station. Take the train towards Harbour Front, one stop down is Botanic Gardens.”
  • 115 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is the place to go if you want to get quality fresh western food product”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“With the diverse range of bars in Holland Village, there’s definitely something for everyone. For live music and fantastic Happy Hour deals, there’s the long-standing 1 Wala Wala Cafe Bar. This two-storey venue has been around for the longest time. With their delicious bar grub and feel-good atmosphere, you can see why and how they’re a crowd favourite.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to eat
“You can get food, listen to the music, talk to people in the bar and have the best burger!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to eat
“A lot of locals visit this night spot as there are good live bands and great food available. Tourists like to come here as well where the atmosphere gets really lively at night!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Head down to try my favourite white carrot cake that I've been eating for more than a decade! (He Zhong Carrot Cake #02-185) This market is packed with fantastic food locals love, it's minutes away from Beauty World MRT and its atmosphere is what I call childhood.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Very famous Nasi Lamak (Malay Rice with chicken wing and special chilli paste) which the Indonesian President patronised Very famous Prawn Noodle”
  • 10 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“BUS no: (970) to Holland Village MRT. BUS no: (77) to Holland Road, opposite Holland Village MRT.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
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“Open all the time. Literally. American brand. But did you know it is now owned by Singaporeans?”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good Mexican food isn’t easy to find, so we think it’s a little unfair that Holland Village gets two great Mexican joints right on the same lane! Like El Patio, Cha Cha Cha dishes out authentic Mexican food like burritos ($16), enchiladas ($14) and culaican ($26) – a dish of cheese stuffed King prawn wrapped in bacon and served with Mexican rice and sour cream.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“An ice cream parlour with pretty interesting array of ice cream flavors, Durian, Avocado, Salted Brownie. The Daily scoop is the kind of place to be to chill your afternoons away catching up with old friends.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
Place to eat
“Chill out place to meet friends. Pasta and pizzas and soups plus bakery items. A cut above the rest; good quality food for dinner or in-between times”
  • 4 locals recommend
Transportation
“For transit on the MRT to the Downtown Line (blue), North South Line (red) and Bukit Panjang LRT (grey)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Transportation
“For transit on the MRT to the East West Line (green) and North South Line (red)”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“With the diverse range of bars in Holland Village, there’s definitely something for everyone. For live music and fantastic Happy Hour deals, there’s the long-standing 1 Wala Wala Cafe Bar. This two-storey venue has been around for the longest time. With their delicious bar grub and feel-good atmosphere, you can see why and how they’re a crowd favourite.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good Mexican food isn’t easy to find, so we think it’s a little unfair that Holland Village gets two great Mexican joints right on the same lane! Like El Patio, Cha Cha Cha dishes out authentic Mexican food like burritos ($16), enchiladas ($14) and culaican ($26) – a dish of cheese stuffed King prawn wrapped in bacon and served with Mexican rice and sour cream.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“An ice cream parlour with pretty interesting array of ice cream flavors, Durian, Avocado, Salted Brownie. The Daily scoop is the kind of place to be to chill your afternoons away catching up with old friends.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Who needs posh when you’ve got good German nosh like pork knuckles and curry-wurst? The former comes tender on the inside, crispy on the outside. Proof that pub grub doesn’t always mean cheap fried frozen food. Of course, like any self-respecting Germanic pub, Baden offers a variety of classic German brews like Erdinger Weissbier.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Don’t for a second think Indian food isn’t represented in this food paradise. Kinara’s your go-to for tasty North Indian nosh like kebabs, tandoori, naans and keema. Kinara also offers quite a wide selection of wines that’ll pair delightfully with your meal.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local Peranakan family restaurant. Prices are very affordable, and food is very good.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favourite vegetarian restaurant! You won't believe it's just vegetables! Romantic ambience and just 2 min away on the train.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Halal Restaurant
“Located next to the Orchid Garden in the Singapore Botanic Gardens. The set lunch is amazing and great value.”
  • 6 locals recommend

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