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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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  • I had visited on weekend mornings to early morning quiet slightly non-store sales. From a hotel near the post before the post office here was post mailings. The break was 1 for 1 floor located Cafe, convenient and so sonoyatoishu.
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  • There are bookstores, and then there is Basheer Bookshop. My husband and I have visited many bookshops over the years, but this one has been the most delightful of all. Popular was another treat, and ...  more »
  • Perfect place for artistic spirits. This place has the biggest art and craft supplies store that I have ever seen (its name it “Art - Friend”, they have almost everything at a fair price ;D), and one ...  more »
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  • This a local shopping centre in the area. There are a couple of eateries on the ground floor. It used to be known for Chinese bookstores but now has a selection of different stores. There are also several stores that sell designer items and art and craft supply stores. These are my favourite places here and their selection is huge and not expensive. Like most places it does not open until late morning so don't go their before 10:00am.
  • This review is purely subjective because: 1. I'm a book worm. 2. I can spend a few hours browsing books. 3. The smell of books makes me high. 4. I have been visiting Bras Basah Complex since 13, and the place hasn't changed much for the past 30+ yrs. This place isn't your typical shopping mall. It is neither spanking new nor hip. The corridors are not air-conditioned and open. Common shops that you will find there: - 1. Books (old & used) and stationery 2. Arts and crafts, fine arts, etc. 3. Watches and pens 4. Music related 5. Services for printing, framing, etc. Hidden somewhere in a corner may exist an oddity that excites you.
  • In the heart of Singapore. Easy access. Books, hobby, stationary, printing paradise. A must go for a few surprises that might change your life.
  • Love going here! Have Art Friend and Popular and the Popular is at least 4 storey high! You can get almost any stationary u need from there!
  • Old school open air shopping centre famous for Chinese bookshops and art supplies. There are dozens of small independent shops, but the larger ones are Popular, Art Friend and Swee Lee Music.

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