Viewmaster Mode: PasarBella, An Upscale Farmer’s Market

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The idea was to have a place for local traders/ merchants to sell their niche wares where visitors can also be entertained and inspired by the environment. Like what Queen Victoria’s Market is to Melbournians.

Only this is Singapore, one of Asia’s more technologically-advanced and uber organized countries, and the PasarBella is undoubtedly an urban magnet with modern amenities for city folks to rekindle with “old school basics” (read ‘upscaled retro’).

The name itself is a mashup between two words: Pasar (Malay) = Market, Bella (Italian) = Beautiful.
PasarBella is indeed inspiring.
Its magnetism is quite palpable.

It’s like the Millennium Falcon being pulled into Death Star…

Whoever did the Interior Architecture & Design Job: Outstanding!
Three snaps and a Woo!

And yes, I went ga-ga the moment I arrived at the steps to the main entrance…

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Excitement is building up :)
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Cute use of the humble pallet
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The Mat is hung to welcome one and all…
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Breathe. Breathe. Breathe… awesomeness is inevitable…

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Fresh seafood greets you at the doorstep

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Creative lighting solution… such detail gets to me.
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Japanese food stuff available across from the Seafood Smorgasbord
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The beginning of the Diagon Alley-esque journey into the bowels of PasarBella…
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Visual treats everywhere…
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Heart those graphics!
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The East Entrance: faces the field where touch rugby for under five-footers was on-going (read: steady supply of the weary, sweaty and hungry!)
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For those who are watching their waistlines: Just Stay Home :)
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Magazine cover wallpaper option
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EHMAGERDS!! Can you spot Melting Moments on that tray of succulent goodies?
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I’m just LOOKING @ food and I’m struggling to Keep Calm!
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That pomegranate cake was Unbelievably Refreshing!!
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Everything in this corner store is from Turkey

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A nod to the Peranakan Heritage (ie Baba Nyonya lineage), a cultural characteristic which is shared with only two other states in Malaysia: Penang and Melaka.
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I wanna get a haircut here too!
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In the midst of caffeine-loaded atmosphere…
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… is an ever-present Spot of Zen…
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Check out that Colossal Pan of Paella!
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I. Am. Gettin. A.Tad. Hungry…

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Come close… and Smell Me…
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One of the Cutest signages for Restrooms I’ve ever seen
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Hallway in the Ladies’…

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This has to be one of the BEST looking nursing/ gossiping corner in the Ladies’ !!
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By the time we were done @ PasarBella, Mother Nature threw us a loop and forced our hand to change plans for the rest of the day…
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Not terribly difficult to get here. Free Shuttle service from designated MRT stops. Thank God for excellent public transportation in Singapore!
MAJULAH SINGAPURA! :)

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