I moved to Hillview from Bukit Panjang at the age of 10. Although it might seem as an upgrade of residential space and privacy, I do miss the hustle and bustle of HDB life and the wealth of amenities a couple of minutes away from the flat. The level of convenience is priceless, but yes, living in a condominium does have its perks – if you select the right unit and are lucky enough to live alongside less disruptive neighbours.
Now that Downtown Line 1 is taking shape, Hillview does feel a tad more convenient and appealing. Top it off with the Community Club that will be ready by Q4 2016 as well as HillV2, it will be a common and comfortable hangout spot for those residing around the area.
I popped across HillV2 on a casual weekday night, and stepped into Dagiya Gogiya, a Korean BBQ restaurant. We ordered the $69 set for 2-3, but I reckon that the set will be just nice for 2; fitting an extra folk will be stretching it a little too far. There are six free flow sides for you to indulge, along with steamed eggs and a bowl of soup. And of course, four servings of meat that was barbecued by the owner herself. The servings of meat aren’t entirely massive, but it is the side dishes that made us full – a pleasant balance of meat and vegetables to satisfy two hungry souls!
We like the homely ambience of Dagiya Gogiya; the owner attends to everything, from taking orders and serving, right through to clearing the plates and mending the cashier. We also ordered two cup of teas, and the bill amounted to $92. It’s definitely not cheap, but worth the money if you’re celebrating an important occasion or milestone. Give it a try!