When I told the husband that there will be a 'farmers' market' the like of those found in Australia (where he went to Uni), he was all excited. He mentioned that he has always looked forward to shopping for groceries in these markets, because the ambience and people made it a very pleasant experience.
We decided to head down to PasarBella during their soft launch on the first weekend of May.
PasarBella brings together traders based in Singapore, selling their wares from all over the world. Located at The Grandstand and housed in 30,000 sqf of space, it promises to make grocery shopping a brand new experience for the entire family.
From here on, I would let the pictures do the talking, although they are inadequate to capture the true atmosphere. You would just have to drop by for a visit to truly get the vibe.
There are 3 entrances / exits. 'The East End' (facing the race track), 'The Southern Belle' (within the mall) and 'The Westpoint' (facing the open air carpark). They make me feel like I'm entering an era in which the American Deep South's upper class presided.
Ginormous offerings from the sea.
Breads and Sandwiches for brunch, lunch, or a mid afternoon snack.
So whimsical, and absolutely picture perfect!
Cakes and Pastries
Pretty offerings, guaranteed to bust any diet!
Salads and Snacks
For the health conscious, or those who bypassed the pastry section without being tempted!
DaddyMoo's favourite section.
Fruits and Vegetables
The prices are competitive... and some fruits can be had for a lower price than they are sold at the regular supermarkets! We bought BabyMoo's favourite strawberries (with stem) at $16.00, as compared to $19.00 sold elsewhere!
We also loved the fact that there are ramps where there are steps - so pushing a stroller around is so much easier!
There are also other stores which sell anything from crockery to cutlery to party supplies, so it's truly a one-stop market! View the complete listing of traders here.
We were very lucky to have visited the place a day prior to a feature by The Sunday Times. I was informed that many people had to queue for hours (there was also no parking space) to visit the next day. We will definitely be back, because there's just so many things to ogle at, buy and eat!
PasarBella @ The Grandstand Bukit Timah Singapore
200 Turf Club Road
Tel: +65 6887 0077
Location and Directions
Turn left to Turf Club Road from Bukit Timah Road, head straight, and proceed up the ramp to the open-air car park, right on top of the used cars section.
The nearest MRT stations are Farrer Road, Holland Village and Botanic Gardens.
The bus services available are 66, 67, 74, 151, 154, 157, 170, 171 and 174.
Alight at B42019: Opposite Sixth Avenue Centre or B42029: After Swiss Club Rd.
FREE Shuttle services daily at designated bus stops from Newton MRT (B40181),
7 Botanic Gardens MRT (B41021) and Toa Payoh MRT (B52189)
Please click here for the complete schedule.
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