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Pasarbella @ The Grand Stand


pasarbella signs

Pasarbella doesn’t run parallel to London’s Borough Market or Fremantle in Perth. However, it did ooze mildly of their characteristic vibes. And with air-conditioning, of course.  On the whole, it was like a maze. A maze of temptations with beautiful crockery, jarred jams and minimalistic cakes on display. We found ourselves back at the exact same spot after turning a few corners before the might wave of realisation dawned upon me — that it just wasn’t as big as I thought it’d be. Still, there were tons to discover and it’s definitely a nice weekend escape. Plus if anyone is interested, the exit between the florist and the hot dog stall gives you a panoramic view of the rugby fields.

keep calm and carry food

cheese ark

The Cheese Ark – sells cheese and anything to with it. I’m talking cheese boards, crackers, wines and jams. On the same glossy brown paper that your chicken rice to-go comes wrapped with, 5 varieties of cheese sit in cubes for your sampling. If you’re not ready to commit to an entire block of cheese, they can fix you up a cheese platter – like the sign reads.

cheese ark 1

mixed seafood paella

Le Patio –  Next to The Cheese Ark, this stall dons an ensemble of black and dishes out European fare. You’ll want to try the Mixed Seafood Paella ($13.90) here, which comes from the largest wok I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Also, if asked for the option of chilli, please take it. It’s sweet, spicy and adds a mean kick to the already flavourful paella.

seafood paella takeaway le patio



japanese seafood

fish on ice

olive oil chips

flowers and lights

kid barber

the good beer company

The Great Beer Experiment – Find the “Husband Day Care Centre” sign.

merchants wine barrel

dutch colony coffee co

Dutch Colony Coffee Co. – Where you might expect to see a huge teddy bear in a toy store, a huge red roaster sits at the corner by the pick up spot, almost beaming with an “aren’t I gorgeous, human?” Windowsill Pies are sold here, a smart pairing with thick bodies of coffee.

smores pie

flat white coffee

windowsill pies

Strawberry Lemon Pie
Windowsill Pies

coffee and pie

caffeine fix



shuttle bus

grandstand singapore

Getting there
Shuttle buses are available from Toa Payoh, Clementi and Botanic Gardens MRT stations, as well as a route plying along Bukit Timah Road.
The nearest bus stop isn’t located too far out, just a 10-15 minute walk. On top of that, you’ll get to walk past K9 Kampus and witness 10-15 dogs playing catch, and see only the golden retriever jumping into the pool while the others watch and bark away.
More info here.

The Grandstand
200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994


  1. Joyce Teh says

    Hi I’ve been trying to get details on the shuttle service to no avail. Kindly advise. Thanks.

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