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Bras Basah Complex, Singapore

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Bras Bash Complex was completed in 1980. In the early 1980s, Bras Basah Complex hosted small-scale Xinyao recitals and performance which were immensely popular and drew large crowds. During its peak, there was an event taking place almost every Saturday at the complex. There were also other arts and culture-related activities such as book fairs and art exhibitions which helped to attract customers.

Bras Bash Complex certainly flourished in its early years. Book collectors, students and bargain hunters looking for second-hand books to save a bit - all of them knew that Bras Basah Complex was the place to go to.
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  • We came here for the art supply and was not disappointed with the choices. Isles and Isles of stock. However, some items are more pricey. We also found a few musical instrument supply store which is q...  more »
  • If you are looking for a book, office supply or supply for art, bras basah is the place to go. The build is a bit old conpared to the one nearby but has its own charm.  more »
  • Not a lot to see. Cloths are all four locals if you are a small size. Some massage shops I would find other centres to shop at. Lot of local restaurants around area. Could be worth a visit.  more »
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  • Arts and printing centre. Mega art store called "Art Friend" where you can find all your art supplies. 3 floors housing Popular book store main branch. Large selection of books and office supplies. Also the complex is a printing centre for all your printing needs
  • Chinese name of this place is called "Books City". This is the place to go to if you want to buy books. Popular is the anchor tenant here. Other notable shops include Knowledge bookstore, Tecman, Art Friend etc.
  • Lots of art shops and great for art supplies. Popular bookstore has one of largest selection of materials as compared to other Popular branches. Head up to Art Friend for artist grade materials.
  • The food used to be very good. Prices are quite high for a food court. Variety of food choices is good though, can satisfy most if eating in a group.
  • Good place to buy your school textbook and reference materials. There are a couple of bookstores on level 2 and 3 which sells 2nd hand books and comics

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