Oliva: Singapore Italian Restaurant Review
Last Updated: December 21, 2014
"Voice of the Downtrodden"
Diane Ng, owner of Oliva Italian Restaurant at Arab Street, bemoans the imminent loss of shisha. Since plans to eventually outlaw the distribution and retailing of shisha have been ratified, human activity in the usually bustling district has dampened, Diane shares.
But, with her reasonably-priced Italian cuisine that omits pork altogether for a greater reach, the founder of the 4-year-old eatery believes there is hope for life in the future of the culturally-rich area beyond that of textile inundation.