Oriental Village is something that the government built. It is surrounding the entrance to the cable cars.
I guess it is good to have something to do while waiting for your turn to go up on the cable cars but this doesn´t feel genuine at all.
The restaurants are expensive and the shops are too. A few cool bridges and a small lake and lots of small houses. actually the houses are the most interesting to see in oriental Village (if you except the cable cars of course).
From their homepage: ”At the foothills of Mt. Machincang, lies the quaint Oriental Village. A collection of more than 50 activity & adventure providers; F&B outlets; souvenir & retail stores; galleries and spas, the Oriental Village offers a quality day-out of fun, adventure, shopping and gastronomic delights at one location!”
Opening hours: The oriental village is open 24 hrs but the shops and restaurants open 10 am to 6 or 7 pm.
Entrance fee: Free admission.
Directions: Drive towards Pantai Kok and Cable cars.