his small area of Singapore still has the feel of a village about it, with its own wet market and shophouses selling everything from straw brooms to valuable antiques. Holland Village is a microcosm of Singapore life, a curious mix between old and new - old coffee shops and hawker stalls jostle for space with ritzy new wine bars and restaurants. The Holland Road Shopping Centre is alive with interesting shops, including some selling Asian arts, crafts and antiques. Electronic goods and factory outlet clothing are other good buys. During weekends, much of Singapore seem to congregate at Holland Village to shop, chat and have a meal.