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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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  • It is an article-like building in the immediate vicinity of the building of a beautiful national library. The upper floor was a condominium, and there were a lot of shops on the lower floor. In addition to the large bookstore in the chain, there were a lot of small bookstores, and it felt like there was a specialized field at each bookstore, and it seemed to be a Jimbo town atmosphere.
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  • There is a very good noodle shop in the Coffee Express food court. He has meatball, teochew dumplings, and fish balls on offer. Fish balls are very bouncy and the noodles are very al dente.  more »
  • Singapore's Bras Basah Complex before I came to the most places, in the past the entire building is a bookstore, there are many bookstores, all kinds of, popular bookstore has a good big, several floors, now feel a lot of depression, but the bookstore is still quite a lot, but here my favorite is the food center , there is my heart to read the most love fork cooking, the owner for many years did not change, good kind, food is still so delicious.
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  • Great place if you are looking to print materials like texts, booklets or cards. They have many businesses offering good service with reasonable prices. My go-to shop for printing is BBC Image on the ground floor
  • My work office in the vicinity, so I go often maybe twice a week, it's a good hawker. With a good selection of foods. The famous one which usually has a long queue is the mince meat noodle store. If you like soup go for no5 else no1 is good. The Yong Tau Fu store, is also quite popular, the laksa gravy is light and creamy.
  • Great place to buy books. There's a shop at the first floor that sells old books and also Cultural Revolution posters. Absolutely would recommend it. For those who are into Chinese or Japanese calligraphy, there are many stores here that specialise in this (金顺利、四宝斋、贯芸斋) and it's undoubtedly the best place in Singapore to find such things.
  • You can find quite a few different service here. There are vintage camera shops, printing services, Exam Papers are also sold here. The main outlet of Popular and Art Friend are here so it is easy to get any supplies needed for school. Only downside is there is not much food places.
  • What Singapore was like probably half a century ago. This place is like a time capsule that mostly contain stationery and printing shops now. In the most modern sense, the shops here are not remarkably innovative but they have stood the test of time. That’s what I like about it, maybe pop into an old stationery shop and reminisce the times you played eraser flags and five stones!
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