Review Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain St, Singapore

Review Bras Basah Complex - Singapore 231 Bain St

“Beautiful shop. Cultured and very helpful lady boss. Many different calligraphy brush offerings. Excited to try my new brush” or “I went there in the afternoon, so many shoppes closed. There are many art gift shop.” It is one of the few customer evaluation comments about Bras Basah Complex. Let’s read more of this article on to find out if Bras Basah Complex is quality.

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  • Phone: 91113257 (+65 91113257)
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  • Address: 231 Bain St, Singapore
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 AM to 7 PM.


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“Beautiful shop. Cultured and very helpful lady boss. Many different calligraphy brush offerings. Excited to try my new brush”

“An interesting shop 小时候 (wheniwasfour) at a corner of the highest floor that sells interesting local theme products, e.g., bags, files, notebooks, name tags, etc.”

“Best place to find your arts and crafts stuff, and also to print anything from cards to banners. The largest popular book store is in the complex too.”

“You can find all sorts of learning materials, as like books, stationery, drawing materials, photocopying here, it's a convenient spot if you are here.”

“Amazing place. You can source for all your stationary materials here. Many shops to browse around.”

“The same nostalgic place to get assessment books, art stationaries and musical instruments The classic Jack's Place is still around.”

“Classic watch shops and book stores. Interesting place to walk walk see see.”

“A great place to spend a fruitful weekends for Arts & Crafts, Music Equipments, Books, Comics & Toys, Food & Beverage etc...”

It has won many reviews from customers on the website, including 232 feedbacks with an overall score of 4.3 out of five-star ratings. Out of those, 83% are positive reviews. has provided all the essential information about Bras Basah Complex, including address, operating hours, phone number, and feedback from customers.

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Review Review Bras Basah Complex, 231 Bain St, Singapore

There is a total 232 reviews

4.3 / 5




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    Alan Tay

    A place where I use/find mat’ls for my art work projects at Popular & Art Friends. Beside this place, the other is Plaza SG, where there are Art Friends Spotlight & Daiso.

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    Jan Adrianus Gunawan

    Seems a bit deserted area. The food court had a lovely soup that tasted good even when its not hot anymore. My kids loves it!

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    Alex Loo

    Old school charm. Can find English and Chinese books (old & new). Also have some music related shops and some art galleries. Also saw a picture frame shops. Bring back old memories.

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    Subramaniam Thirumeni

    It used to be a haven for book lovers in the 1980s and 1990s. Over the years the number of bookshops have reduced. The main tenant there now is Popular Bookstore. Bras Basah complex is still a great place to get your school textbooks and guidebooks

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    Meng Foo Choo

    Lots of traditional art shops and books shop. A treasure hole for those who like to explore the world of things, books and arts.
    Look out from the residential units above the complex, we get a nice view of the city. It’s worth a million dollar view here, from a HDB flat and not a condominium. Just amazing. Wonder if anyone does a homecook dine it here.

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    Cornelius Wong

    Old school bookstores can be found there. Almost the same like in the 80s. A lot of good memories there.

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    sheng qiang Teo

    the mall is more for art and craft, book, picture frame, there is a massive popular store. there is also a few store at level 1 selling luxury watches/Pen etc. there is a sing post at level 1. nothing much overall. there is a noodle store there that is highly rated by tv, i have tried it and it was really good. the singpost here is till 7pm for local mail

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    Nice place to look2 see2. Sometimes u never know things u need can be found there.

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    W M Loo

    There are books n stationery shops… As well as shops selling art materials… Jack’s Place is a restaurant for western set lunches n some local food.

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    Nikolai Böhm

    Always a good place for quality Chinese art supply and used books. You will need a bit of Mandarin on occasion though. As of right now in terms of antiques Tanglin Shopping Centre still reigns supreme, but that will likely change to Bras Basah complex early next year.

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    William Lim

    Great place if you are looking for books, stationery, musical instruments, or have your instant signage made within the same day. There are varieties of Chinese paintings and arts as well as lots of second hand books to choose from. Good food can be found too at the place.

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    Teo Ming Chong Ryan

    A rustic shopping complex with an incredible treasure trove of little shops – selling books, instruments, art, trinkets and gifts, souvenirs and great food to top it off. Undergoing several upgrading projects to increase accessibility, including new escalators. A terrific, nostalgic place to visit often!

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    ayisha Raihana

    I love the popular bookstore there. The complex is like boonlay shopping centre. most stores are art supplies or music related stuffs. there are a few printing stores (like laminating , A4 printing etc)

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    Jen Tan

    Building under renovation especially at basement basement carpark , need abit skill to move around the carpark. Sharp corners. Youngsters don’t really know about this place anymore…

    This place used to be a book worm world, several kinds of musical instruments shops, banners, name cards printing, photocopying shops can be found here too.
    Very quiet nowadays…

    Came over to collect the season 6 HPB watch ⌚at the post office though and running some errands.

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    Moti Lal Parsad

    Great place to buy art n craft items

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    Mei Chia

    Good place for books, art and signage needs ! Carpark is undergoing some works so it’s crazily convoluted inside but drive carefully and you’ll be fine, otherwise, might find yourself stuck where there used to be a turn into another row of lots. Narrow lots too better if ya use public transport !

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    LL S

    The anchor tenants Popular and Art Friend are always a go-to for the widest range of books and art supplies and everything in-between. The complex also has wide range of craftwork, music equipment, stationery, time pieces and art works. A feast for the eyes and interests of people with such interests.

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    The stationary section has almost every single stationary needs …

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    Ronnie Teh

    Old school mall in the city area, where you buy books, school books, 10 years series….

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    Edmund Teo

    Our favourite haunt for all things books. Both new and used. There are shops for musical instruments for both western to eastern music too. Art Friend and Popular is also there for your art and stationary needs. Love it.

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    C Lim

    There was some renovation going on at the basement car park, but there was no clear re-direction signage as part of the car park was sealed off.

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    Thew Guat Hoon

    My fav complex, a lot of book store which I like it so much, old complex I hope this will remain as is it for a long time. It just opposite the national library and a lot of students come here to buy book and others stationary such like drawing stuffs, calligraphies stuff, art work tools and so on.

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    Lam Leong Sing

    Looking for art material? Art Friend a wide store displaying their stuff giving an idea of the art creation needs. Wide range of books on english, chinese & stationery are available along the shops with Popular book store the main. Mini food court & Jack’s Place also located here.

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    GengBai Lim

    My main purpose for visitation is the large Popular Bookstore, the Art Friend art and craft supplies shop and the Hobby Point. There are also smaller bookstores here, but my 3 main hits are the above mentioned.

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    Ant Tan (Ant)

    You can find arts & crafts stuff here and school education stationeries, textbooks etc. There are F&B restaurants like Jacks Place and many more. Located near Bugis and Raffles Hotel.

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    Garion Chan

    A baby boomer’s ‘love interest’. You have all the Stationeries, School’s Books, References Guides, Arts Stuffs, Music Scores, Chinese Books, Comic Books. You name it you have it.

    Sadly it was the past glory. Now not many will come visit this old dame. As younger generations know more about using technologies to get what they needed online. Also many book stores may not even have the next generations to take over.

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    John Paul Abellera

    Old-style shopping complex. Looking for a specific shop was a bit difficult.

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    Travel Writer

    Place to get your test papers, one huge popular store and one art friend store.
    We heard from fellow expat friends about a neat little luthier store located here. So violin lovers, take heed. …

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    If not for me to go for Jack’s place for my lunch I will not go there. Bras Basah is also know as “book city” of the 70s which most of the shops selling books and stationery. But a lot of shops already close down, it because quite and lose the vibrant of the past. Now old few old men walking around the bookshop. Don’t go if you don’t like books

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    cat o

    Although it has lots of stores for books it’s really not good value. The 2nd hand book stores are discounting the books by 10% off the retail price regardless of how bad the condition is. I’d rather shop on Carousell

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    Dawn Lim

    A rather dated building. But serves its purpose if you’re looking for art and craft shops, printing shops, plaque shops, book stores, and watch shops.

    The shops here tend to offer below average prices. So it does kind of make up for the dated building.

    Don’t expect pretty stores. It’s a slice of older Singapore. But do support some of the older retailers here.

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    Aylwin Low

    Childhood place where I came to buy school books and read comics.. fond memories, I am sure everyone had it too

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    Samuel Yu

    The same nostalgic place to get assessment books, art stationaries and musical instruments The classic Jack’s Place is still around.

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    Natje Natjemo

    Various art and paper shop As well as a few possibilities to eat.

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    Xiaoan bai chi

    It’s known as ”书城“ in mandarin and it’s not difficult to see why. While a little run down, the facade is not what we’re here for. The excellent selection of book shops is what we’re here for

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    Tiny T

    Beautiful shop. Cultured and very helpful lady boss. Many different calligraphy brush offerings. Excited to try my new brush

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    Levin Lim

    The used bookstores are a joy to visit, there are other places that offer Chinese calligraphy and good fengshui services.

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    tpt reginalimroblox

    This place looks rundown although it is supposedly a mall. But there are 2 amenities which I liked. A huge popular stall full of things which interest me as well as art friend with full of interesting items

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    koh deric

    Where the old story tells,
    where new & second hand education book can be bought
    It is a place where used story book can be found for pleasure and where needy families can purchase cheaper used education text book for their children study journey

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    Shafwana Shafeek

    The ideal place for all the stationery needs.. Not only stationery, a lot more. TBH for me one day is not enough to buy things here and am lost once I see the things they have. Less price and lots of choises. Wooden, pottery whatever you like, you can get here..

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    Freddie Low

    The place brings fond memories of my childhood as I used to go to Tecman, the Christian bookstore. Also has a good Buddhist bookshop called Awareness Place. Looking for quality fountain pens and writing instruments? Fook Hing is the place to go. I also like the Shine Korean Mart there. The place still has some secondhand bookstores there and you can find books at a steal. A good reason to go there would also be Popular Bookstores. The food court has a delicious bakchormee.

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    Aditya Natanael

    Good place if you’re looking for book or print shop

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    Karin Ng

    One will be surprised to find things they least expect. I was looking for name tag for exhibition assistant and I found them at 1 Sign

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    Ah Kun

    Come here to buy old books …

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    mikk s

    Has quite a lot of good book store. But the lift renovation work has been going on for years, very dark at certain places.

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    Olivia (Ollie)

    It’s a good place to source for art materials and sound/music equiments. Place is quite old already. Have been going there since I was a teenager. Imagine that! …

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    Bonn Lim

    Despite the building being built some time back, I think the building management is doing a good job maintaining the place. Toilet (men’s) is clean and this is an overall good location to drop by if you’re looking for second-hand assessment books for your kids. It also has a huge Popular bookstore which is two-storey!

    Other than that I think there are also a number of music stores around, though I haven’t patronised any because I’m not a musician myself

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    Cheong Kah Wai

    I had visited this place many times to get stationeries and art materials. Popular main branch is located in this complex. Like to shop at Popular as it is spacious and has wide range of books and stationeries. You can get all sorts of art materials from Art Friend. Jack Place at this complex also provides delicious western food and set lunch. It is a good place for family with schooling children.

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    Daniel Ong Koon Bieu

    This is the place at 4th floor can buy tai chi accessories.

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    Atul Mistry

    Good for stationary related items and for exhibition display needs

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    Dr Ganesh Neelakanta Iyer

    Unique complex – They call themselves as “A Centre for Books and Arts”. It is very true in all aspects. Lots of arts shops – music instruments, art, craft, Bhaskars Arts Academy etc. Lots of book shops – new and used books. Really a unique place in the centre of Singapore.

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    JJJ chen

    I love the stores there. Prices are good. Lots of Chinese books and education books. Lots of good second hand books. Chinese calligraphy. It is a place to go for.l books. For 20yrs, I still return. Different variety of old vintage books, English books, Chinese books, guitars and even have two oldest specs glasses shops there!

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    Aashish Ghosh

    I loved visiting the place after a recommendation from a friend about it’s art natural stores. Lots of small galleries and other fun things to look at.

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    Poh Keam Tan

    I came here to relaminate a certificate.that had air bubbles in it. The lady who helped did an excellent job. I noticed she has a wrist injury..I hope she will recover soon.

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    Val Tan

    Always love this place that has nostalgic feel. Even though it may not looks modern, i am able to get all the art supplies i needed and sometimes you may get some interesting findings!

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    Brandon Liew

    A unique place.

    Locals call this “书城 ” , which literally translates to ” Book city ” . This is a place that is supposedly ” Cultural ” to locals, which probably is .

    (I am saying ” Cultural ” as contrast to Pop culture. The kind that people go online on phones and computers. )

    Fantastic location. It’s located in the City .

    You would find old styled book stores selling various kinds of books .

    “Bookshop ” chains are here too .But , enough of those . They mainly sell stationary .

    Yes , books. Books made from paper.

    Some very unique titles could be found here. Mainly Chinese language. Some are English language . I salute these small book shop owners , knowing how tough it must be to still run such bookshops , in the face of declining book readership and generally low Chinese language standards of locals. (Could also be that Chinese from China who reside in Singapore still supporting them )

    There are a few bookshops that specialise in Art books .These are slightly more popular. Art friend ( an Art stationary retail chain) is here too . There are a number of musical instruments shops , selling traditional Chinese instruments , traditional and new Western instruments .

    Some mini Art galleries are here too.

    Shops that specializes in framing paintings and calligraphy can also be found here.

    Why visit here ?

    Well, a good way to pry your attention away from gluing to your mobile phones and tablets.

    (It’s known to be not so healthy )

    Also, to see and experience very unique “alternate reality -like experience ” , which is different from your every day life experience.

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    Gerry Pereira

    Good place to browse music stuff

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    Wonderful place to grab those exotic as well as popular Chinese books, English books (both new and used), musical and art materials etc. Not to mention the flagship Popular bookstore is located here, together with the long established Jack’s Place.

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    Hoang Minh Le

    a very desolate place to shop, but specialized in printing and art supply

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    Current under renovation the carpark is a headache. Shops look old but still books and other stationary can be found here

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    Max Dryan

    A lots of book stall there,and Tec Man Christian gift shop is also there.

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    Grace Tan

    Great for books and signage. A place that hasn’t changed much in decades.

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    Nice addition to Raffles area for books, stationery, arts, and well hidden family korean BBQ restaurant – SSAK level 2

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    Priscilla Pey

    This is a very old building, in term of amenities, it seriously need some upgrading. However the plus point is there is a wide varieties of bookstores, musical instruments shops, service clinics, frame makers, printers and a branded writing pen shop within the building. A good place to hangout if you are a book lover or looking for art materials.

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    md hasni

    I used to get secondhand books at the shophouses along Bras Basah Road stretch. With the urban development, all these shops had moved away. Only this Complex still caters to these secondhand books dealers.

    Apart from that, this complex caters for stationaries & printings, art material shops, an art gallery, a Popular Bookstore which occupies 3 floors, among others. There is an eatery at the other side of the building.

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    Maguto Liao

    So many book stores in the building, some stores sell musical books, at least 2 stores selling various instruments includes guitars , saxophones, drums… etc. Many treasures hide in and waiting for you to explore.

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    Old doesn’t mean no good. For books lover, u can find some really good books if u can’t find it online.

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    Andrew Tan

    The trick is not to wait for a parking slot during peak hours. Just drive to park next door at the Oden Building.

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    Wei Yuet Wong

    The complex and the block of flats were completed around 1980. It has an eclectic collection of shops. Music, books, graphic books, watches, art, stationery. Some shops still remind of a time gone by. The place still has an old world charm. Think this place holds many memories for people who grew up in the 80s and 90s.

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    V K

    Happy place for art, book and stationery lovers and a shopping complex still happily stuck in the 80s. Nice change from all the glitzy, impersonal, homogeneous shopping malls that predominate the island. Conveniently located next to the national library so it can make for a nice day out just browsing and taking in the atmosphere. Long may this place (and others like it) last.

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    Daniel Koay (DanKo83)

    For all your nostalgic needs…. This is the place to find. Calligraphy to Teresa Teng, here is your best shot. Arts, literature and sports… Wide range and choices that suit all budgets. Did I mention made to order violins? This is the place where you’ll find it.

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    Colin Dailey

    This old and crusty shopping centre has many good guitar, sport, and art shops. The business there are well established and the prices are reasonable. I’ve found good deals on instruments, school and office supplies, and the food centre has some nice stalls, albeit not supper clean. It’s centrally located and even has parking. This is a go to mall for many useful things.

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    Paul Nakarin Poonsiriwong

    FAQ about walking distance from various MRT stations:

    – Bras Basah Station (CC22)
    via Victoria St. 302m.
    -Bencoolen (DT21)
    via Victoria St. 411m.
    -City Hall Station (EW13/NS25)
    via North Bridge Rd 437m.
    -Bugis Station (DT14)
    via North Bridge Rd 470m.

    Conclusion: Shorter walking distance from Bras Basah MRT station exit A start from Bras Basah Rd turn left at Victoria St enter the complex from block 323 near Coffee Express Food Court.

    Old non-aircon Shopping Complex but this shopping centre has something special to offer. Known to be a place for lot of bookstores, Artists supplies, Music & Sports supplies. More to specialists mall.

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    Blu executor

    Great place to look for books. There is also a Jack’s Place on the first floor with great food. The place is highly underrated as it is an old complex built in the 1980s. Great place to visit for book lovers or city explorers. The building may be old, but it is a hidden gem in the city with many shops selling items from second-hand books to shops for painters and artists. It is also near MRT stations such as Bugis with the National Library just a walk away. The Popular bookstore there sells many niche books and is a good place for parents to look for revision books for their studying children in Singapore. An interesting feature of the building is the void deck for the residents as the void deck is above the old shopping area on the fifth floor.

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    Jesse Tan

    Nostalgic, from early years of buying assessment books for myself to attending mini Xinyao concerts, to eventually going to buy assessment and supplies for my kids.

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    Sebastian Tng

    Place for books, art & crafts accessories, printing needs, signage, banner & etc

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    Travel Writer

    Place to get your test papers, one huge popular store and one art friend store.
    We heard from fellow expat friends about a neat little luthier store located here. So violin lovers, take heed.

    What can u do here?
    Buy second hand story books level one and two
    Korean Mart located below
    Violin and accessories
    Music book store

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    Ivan Ho

    browsing around and noticed Jack’s Place still operating..many happy dining memories also the many retail outlets..

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    Joel Tan

    Easy parking. Nice foodcourt. Popular Bookshop has a wide range of books and stationery. Art Friend is THE place to go to get your arty crafty materials.. Helpful staff. Lots of stationery shops, art related, book related and printing shops, spectacles, watches, etc on 4 levels. Jack’s Place has been there for years – nice ambience, quiet place for dining and catching up with friends. Family oriented restaurant. Toilets are clean, especially those on the upper floors.

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    Lorraine Lee

    Foods nice & Service Good & Staffs very nice . thanks

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    Karthig Kunasakaran

    Very cool place to me. Love coming here for second hand books alone. Have the cool film photography shop, popular and music Instrument shops as well. Not to mention the past year assessment paper shops. Guess if you someone like me it’s a cool place to walk around and all. Hobby point is there too. Couple of frame making and laminating shops there too. Worth a visit to check the place out even if it’s not your thing. Iconic place at the wbrg least.

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    Alyssa Wong

    an old building, full of small shops for arts and crafts. Also some used books, stationary and music shops.
    It used to be popular among liberal students. I used to be regular shopper here back in the days.
    As I drive by, it brings back lovely memories, when I used to be creative and do things like oil painting and clay work.
    Pretty close to the national library too, and that’s an added bonus

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    Kasthuri Gunasegaran

    Great place for artistic individuals. My 2 favourite stores are Art Friend and Popular Bookstore. Both have wide varieties of art supplies thar you will be spoilt for choices. There are some bookstores which have been there for ages and carry reasonable priced books and stationeries. Especially do not forget to pop into the bookstore on the ground floor that is near to the escalator. You will shocked by their reasonable prices.

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    Thomas FunE3

    The only HDB block within the business area and had lots of shops that are working for years. Worth it to go there.

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    Won Soon Lau

    This place has been adapting to the new internet economy but at a much slower pace. Gone were most of the bookshops I knew since 40 years ago. It’s now mostly a place to buy materials for art and musical instruments. Some shops are making banners and adversiment billboards. A few shops selling watches and clocks are still around. Basement carpark is as full as it can be.

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    Strawberry Pie

    Bras Basah is usually known for the book shops. Unfortunately, the number of shops has been greatly reduced. But is still worth visiting.

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    Chi Hong Hwang

    A gem of a place with a variety of small and big shops. The shop mix has remained the same over the decades. Where you go to kit out for every new school year for textbooks, assessment books and arts and craft stuff. Best place to look for Chinese culture related materials.

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    Swee Yew Goh

    Old venue, still a good place to find stationeries, art and craft and etc.

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    Merry Goh

    It is old hidden gem located in town area which is not affected by surrounding hotels and shopping malls. People might have nostalgia feel as they could big and small independent book stores in there. You could even find handicraft things and stationery there as well.

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    Shareen Teo

    Very big Popular outlet. Parking was easy.

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    ayoblaza 69

    There’s a popular there, used it to buy my electronics

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    Little Owl

    Upgrading in progress. A place to buy books, stationary and arts essential. Business is quiet.

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    Pui Yee Lee

    Choices of art materials and stationery other than books

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    Lisabelle Ho

    Although its a old old complex on the surface,
    It’s a hidden jems for books and art lovers like me!

    Art Friend, Union Bookstore and of course the big Big stationary store none other than POPULAR!

    My heaven

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    David O

    Fun old mall. Very Chinese focused. Lots of books, learning materials, and calligraphy supplies.

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    K Kking

    Completely dead. Many shops closed. Under some kind of renovation. Food court is dead. Government policy is working bankrupting the small businesses

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    JY Phan

    I use to come here buy book and music instruments. Very nostalgic building.

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    Brendadirk Cramplescrunch

    The place to get art supplies
    and I love how it still has old school vibes. The location is great too, within the city and near a couple of MRT stations. It’s right across the the national library as well. It needs better maintainance though, and more facilities for the elderly and handicapped.

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    Raymond Wang

    Biggest and first popular bookstore is here!!! Best place to get kids to love reading with the wide variety of books.

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    Good place to get some goods from. They have shops like hobby stores, instrument stores, art stores, household stores and more. The parking here is cheap and probably costs 2$ or less. I mostly come here for the music equipment’s. From stores like Swee Lee or the sports and music store near Swee Lee. Also a good place for people who need other important equipments like clocks or watches or toy vehicle collecting and artsy or gamer stuff. A variety of stuff. It is recommended to come here. i personally enjoy it here

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    Matthew George Morris

    Why I rate this place 5 star even its a old building , because if you have kids even for adult. This place sales everything from stationery, cook books, school books,laptops, hp,history books,magazines and many more, you have to see it to believe it..oh ya if you an art student they have everything you need. …

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    Zhiming Heng

    The hidden Korean BBQ – Ssikkek BBQ is nice and affordable! A place to chill and chat chat with friends because it’s not very crowded.

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    Sherman Tan

    A great place to spend a fruitful weekends for Arts & Crafts, Music Equipments, Books, Comics & Toys, Food & Beverage etc…

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    Sybil Yap

    Place is so dated. Just go get what u need time to move on. There because of Kwong Shin Optical. My go to for me and children’s glasses. And now contact lenses. Reliable.

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    Joe Carson

    Bought a nice watch band at one of the watch shops. Prices and choices were good. Helpful staff.

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    Lawrence Lee

    Now in December, if you spent $30 in 1 receipt, you will get a 2022 calender and a glass bottle with wooden straw. Nice.
    I come here to get all my calenders & Christmas card. Nice food court also but remember do not between 11:30 – 1:30 pm. Lunch time. Its packed.

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    The only place worth inside is the Art Friend store and the Artbook store at the top floor. The rest is available and easily accessible elsewhere.

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    Lloyd Bennett

    Truffle fries were hot and fresh but didn’t really taste of truffles.

    Chicken Wings were crispy as advertised.

    Fish burger was nice and the patty was crispy.

    Frozen drinks were delicious.

    Pricey for what it was however.

    6.5/10 would recommend if you are unable to find anywhere else.

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    HY TAN

    Quaint and lovely place, not the most modern looking place but has what you need if books are what you are looking for. A few printing shops, music related shops, signage makers. Food court and Jack’s Place too. Highlights would be the huge Popular and Art Friend.

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    Ram Ramchandani

    This shopping complex has mainly stationery and book shops. It also has shops that makes company seals, business cards etc. There’s a small food court at the ground level that also has a good nasi padang (malay food) stall. The place is well known for books and stationers.

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    Lia W

    I liked the old building feel. Stumbled upon a pretty cool bookstore here with picture books for architecture, fashion, economic mags, etc. We also went to the music store Swee Lee which looked more modern than he building itself LOL. Bras Basah was a pleasant find amidst Singapore’s modern & advanced image.

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    Marcus Lee

    The best things about here are: school books, stationery supplies, art & craft supplies, graphic books, and second hand bookstores.

    The worse thing about this place is the danger of it being gentrified. Once that happens, you’ll never find them here again.

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    Ann You

    Good place to shop for books (both new and used, English and Chinese), text books, exam papers. Also many art galleries. Many print shops if you need printing and banner, signage printing service.

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    Samuel Siaw

    Run down and very sad looking, especially the food court. Food there are costly (food court standard) and worse, they are all average to subpar in taste. Not worth patronising. Unless you relish a throwback to the 1970s Singapore, this is a place to avoid and you won’t be worse off.

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    There are good like old style shops there that are nice to go to. Despite mainly going there for the hobby store I walked around for quite awhile to explore the other stores

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    Jon O

    Best place to get your books, including arts and crafts stuff.

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    suki gemok

    When to buy books at popular bookstore located at level4

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    Alice Sum

    Old building. Went there with auntie to the Singapore International Auction outlet to assess her antiques. She couldn’t park her van there as the carpark height limit is only 1.9m so we parked at the national library which is just next to the building. Not much shop or things to see there. No eateries seen. Majority shops there are old shops that buy and sell old antiques, paintings etc. Have a Popular Bookstore there at level 2.

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    Lim Lam Sin (Keston)

    24 Nov 22’

    I haven’t visit this place for long time, as recommended, appointment here with friend who help me to select Ukulele, at 3rd level, there are few musical instruments stores, …

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    vertically vertiginous

    This is classic old Singapore–HDB with bustling commerce and a hawkers’ food center on the ground floor.

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    Peter Ng

    Mostly visit the plastic scale modelling shop located on the 3rd floor. Plastic of kit to choose. My favourite shop.

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    Marc Tan

    Always love the old school environment the complex possesses. A trip for nostalgia and also many hidden gems. New turns deliver new experiences!

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    Louis Tye

    Good place to revisit for old schooll days remembrance.

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    Pin Lay Chi

    Was looking for Chinese ink brushes and also a place to do scroll framing. There are dedicated shops that does scroll framing and you can choose from those at level 1, 2 or 3. I have done my scroll with Chen Soon Lee and it was rather good experience. I usually get my brushes from them though there are other shops that sell books, brushes and papers. If you intend to do some calligraphy this CNY, can pop by.

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    Colin Dailey

    This old and crusty shopping centre has many good guitar, sport, and art shops. The business there are well established and the prices are reasonable. I’ve found good deals on instruments, school and office supplies, and the food centre has some nice stalls, albeit not supper clean. It’s centrally located and even has parking. This is a go to mall for many useful things.

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    Robin “Slinger” Tan

    Went there to get PSLE test papers for my child. It sure was THE place. There’s like 10 shops selling these past examination papers. Best part the papers were as recent as 1 month ago. Amazing! Thank God for Bras Basah Complex that never changed after all these years!

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    Jonathan Oh

    An old building which has one of the largest Popular book store (if not the flagship store) over 4 floors. It offers items other than books, for example mobile phone, which is unexpected of a bookstore.
    It is located at the centre of the city, across the road from the world renowned Raffles hotel.

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    Andy Lee

    Mainly to buy musical instruments and guitar parts. A nice place to visit the complex because apart from the number of musical shops, there are bookshops, printing shops, a reasonably priced restaurant and many other shops. It is good to spend some time scouting around for things that are needed to purchase. The building is old but clean.

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    arvelia ong

    Very hugeeeeeeeeee Popular bookstore is here. Have pretty much anything. Found most of the books that I couldnt find outside here.

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    An interesting shop 小时候 (wheniwasfour) at a corner of the highest floor that sells interesting local theme products, e.g., bags, files, notebooks, name tags, etc.

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    Cengiz Ogutmen

    Any printing work can be done quickly

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    Jazz Low (婕昕)

    There are many hidden gems in this complex. More on selling the materials to fulfill your hobbies. Calligraphy store, music store (vinyl recordings, music books), bookstore (secondhand books /old school comics books etc).
    Didn’t really walk the whole complex but I will definitely come again to check on the books and calligraphy stuffs.

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    JT Lai

    Childhood place to buy books and assessments. Now not as busy compare to their peak. Have to revamp and new idea to revitalise the place

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    Fam M Y

    Have been coming here since 80s for the bookshop and free concerts. A local “art and science heritage” to me. Visited it again yesterday after a long while and simply enjoy the vibes

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    Kok Sing Hee

    Popular, the only place I visit, other shop nothing much can see.

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    Terence Ho

    Still best place to go for art & crafts supplies.

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    Bridgit O'Donovan

    Good for school supplies, bookstores and nice coffee on the ground floor.

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    Eric Chan

    Good place to buy books. It worth to take a look here especially if you are a tourist.

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    Joana Chandra Tirtajasa

    Apartment area with shops downstair and po box area

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    Lisa Lim

    Came here to visit a lovely children’s Chinese bookshop (03-11). If I had known of such a bookshop when I was a kid, I’m sure my phobia for Chinese language will be reduced…. the books were arranged in such a way as to be inviting, and there is such a vast selection… its like a typical bookshop we see at malls but all books are in Mandarin. I had a great time buying books for my daughter and a simple K1 level storybook for myself 🙂

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    Chester Tan

    A quaint place where old shops still dwell, selling old vintage books and music audio products. Currently undergoing retrofit, hope it retains the flavor and not too modernized. Car park need to redraw, lots are too small.

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    bernard wang

    Garlic toast really nice! Cai Peng 2 meat 1 veg $4.

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    Giant popular and art friend. Lots of book stores and second hand books. Walkable from SMU, bugis station or bras basah station. If you are looking for university textbooks or printing banners or clothes, this is the place.

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    Chung Soon Hu

    Stationary, books, musical instruments etc. etc. And, for western food there’s this “Jack’s Place ” for steaks, fish and chips, lobsters or oysters and escargot! Very nice ambient too.

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    Ng Soo Yong

    Multi-Storeys of hobbies, stationery, academic, music, art related retail outlets. Finding the elevators can be quite a challenge. Taking escalator at the centre of the development is easier.

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    A complex of many shops including art stores, artfriend, chinese calligraphy shops and the biggest popular bookstore spanning more than 3 storeys. Toilets have been recently revamped but the complex is still of an older design and isnt very nicely maintained.
    Come if you have a place to go in mind. parking is available.

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    pp t

    a building with old charm, full of unique quaint shops, including art gallery, antique shops, art supply shops (eg, artfriend and many others) -definitely a treasure trove for arts lover.

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    Sherman Ho

    You can find so much here. Great hobby shop, art shops, supplies, second hand book stores and others. Spend some time walking around. You may find something you like

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    Great for students who wants to buy school papers.

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    Parameshwari Raghavan

    This a little old building or complex mall which houses a good amount of music shops,book shops,stationary shops,music and dance studio for classes,got very less eateries or food can find jacks place which is a little wallet thinning place for a dinner,the escalators are pretty small however it doesn’t gonna impact as you will not see much crowd since it is not a typical commercial mall.People looking to buy musical instruments,books,dance and vocal classes bras bass has all of this in it.

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    Nathanael Pribady

    Many great stores, but looks pretty empty and dead-ish

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    Dennis Peh

    Bras Basah Complex had been around since my primary school days back in the late 70s.

    It basically sells both Chinese and English books, which later started to comprise school text and references, which in turn attracted a lot of other relevant shops such as stationary, arts, music and little bit of sports.

    It also branches out to house service providers, mainly linked to print media. There used to be 1 or 2 magic gadget shops, but eventually was taken over by other trades.

    Next to Bras Basah Complex, at current Odeon Towers, used to be a cinema complex. And when it made way for the current Odeon Towers, I believed, one of the very 1st MacDonalds in Singapore, was setup on the ground floor. This MacDonalds was in the headlines during the Mac’s Hello Kitty craze, where people actually queue all the way to near cityHall train station.

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    Carlson Hong

    To go place to print and get your book cravings done!

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    Mer S.

    Ranking Music store opposite Swee Lee has a good range guitar accessories by reputable brands. The service is also good, honest and attentive.

    The food court sells a wide variety of food (including halal) at very affordable prices. McDonald’s is just a few steps away, and there’s Cheers for a quick grab of a beverage or snack.

    The Popular bookstore is 5 levels high, and you need to travel up and down to get different stuff. However, payment counters are available on all floors including self-checkout.

    The toilets on L3 are relatively clean and odour-free.

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    Dr Thomas Anthony

    Book shop has a big variety of stationary and arts product

    Music shop is Awesome

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    David Yeo

    This is another old dame who manage to adapt through time and maintain her charms to remain relevant.

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    damienn foo

    it has many shops selling their printing services, watches, arts & craft materials, musical instruments, and many other things. while the building is very old, the stores inside are not found at any others places, such as a 3 storey Popular, and a very big Art Friend, and countless of printing and watch repair shops. it is a building like no other, and you should definitely make a visit there

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    Zacfie hanz

    Bras Basah Complex, is Art and IT stuff. Gadgets, art materials, there is a store that sell books, comics and etc. If you want to print namecard, banner, company stamp, poster and etc a few store doing that services too. The near met is city hall just cross over from raffle city towards Carlton Hotel. It near there.

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    Anuradha Ravi

    The shops in the complex are very good. Cleanliness could be improved.

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    Ai Choo Ong

    Major tenant , Popular Bookstore.Convenient for purchase of wide selection of books and stationery.
    Also second hand bookshops available.

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    Last Angel

    Affordable and juicy steak from Jack’s place

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    Reuter Chua

    Old school books, stationery, arts and crafts shopping complex. Easy to lose time over used books and niche subjects. Good complement to the nearby National Library. Must visit for the old Singapore charm.

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    Francis Woo

    Very old complex with many stores selling schools` books and stationery.

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    Known as the centre of arts and books, Bras Basah Complex was very much frequented by many, including myself, go to sell/buy/rent new and used books before online marketplace like Carousell surfaced. Today, it remains a gem for, not only for books, its many specialty stores. The main attractions now are the Art Friend for its wide range of affordable craft DIY products and supplies, as well as Popular bookstore for its a comprehensive range of merchandise consisting of books, stationery, multimedia and AV products.

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    Candy Lim

    Love this place so much, you will find the art supplies store – Art Friends, 3 to 4 stories stationery store- Popular, bookstore, dance and music school, photography shop, art exhibitions, and etc. Also there is a post office at the ground floor.

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    Or chee koon

    Still a good place for kids to get their study materials.

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    marion joy

    great ART destination .. lessons, art shops, galleries, art magazine shops, framers, ink and pen retailer, optometrists, watch and watch strap retailer.. Narrative Coffee stand, food and drinks and much more .. old style .. harks back to before the glitz and glamour.. my favourite mall in Singapore

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    there arent a lot of malls quite like bras basah these days, no major makeover on the facade since the 80s. but still, you still can see a good balance of ppl of all demographics here due to the specialty of goods some of the stalls have to offer since beginning. e.g., music-related stuffs, school assessment books, secondhand books, stationery shops (quite a few art schools within proximity)

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    You can find all sorts of learning materials, as like books, stationery, drawing materials, photocopying here, it’s a convenient spot if you are here.

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    BrYan LeE

    A really old building with lot of books stores n art stores… Occasionally will hold some playback oldies music show that will attract lots of people… Way out nostalgic… All the art school students will be here to get all the stuffs that they needs n some really rare magazine n books can be found here of u find hard enough…

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    Terence Tan

    Nostalgic. With its mini sized room for 1 escalator still in operation. Went to ART Frank for what art needs you want , all are available.

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    Nitha Nathan

    Be careful of carpark for van drivers as the ceiling is low evej thounit indicates 1.8m
    My van was scratched on the top through out the in n out

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    Angelia Neo

    Favourite haunt for craft supplies and second hand books.

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    BH C

    Sort of shopping place of early 80s, particularly the coffee shops.

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    Adeline Kang

    Big Popular with no crowd so that I can actually browse and buy at ease.
    Also has a good selection of past year exam papers at the bookshop near escalators. Korean minimart near the ground floor convenient shop was good too.

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    Sofyan Mohd Mokhti

    Here for Art Friend. When it comes to buying art supplies, it’s kinda hard to top the breath of selection that Art Friend has to offer. Additionally for fan of music or gunpla, your needs can be served here as well. I have a weak spot for places with nostalgic value so, 5 stars all day.

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    Aatu Dorochenko

    Complex full of art supply shops, book stores, magazine stores etc. Worth visiting. I spent in Basheer Graphic Books like an hour by browsing through their selection. ️ On top of the complex very instagrammable red pipes and white walls.

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    Gin berri

    Largest Popular Bookshop outlet is located here. You can also get your supplies of art materials from the Art Friend outlet here, seems one of their biggest outlet too. Shops mostly close early at 7 p.m. during this Phase 2 Height Alert. Be there early.

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    Simon Tan

    Always a great place to get guitar or other music instruments etc. They have a really large Popular stationary store and also a very well established Christian book/gift store. Some of these stores have been here almost 20 years. A few other book stores selling used books as well.

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    Simon Y

    This place is a ghost town most of the time I was there, granted that I was hardly there on Saturday where the occasional events might drove in the crowds. There seems to be non-stop talks of revamping the place and there were always some kind of construction works going on for the past few years but apart from some touch up changes on the facade, the place pretty much looks the same.

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    Jixian Gavin Goh

    Visiting casefactorie! My go to place for screen protector and cases for phones

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    Sangay Wangmo

    Loved the area and very chill. I went there to check out the biggest popular book store and ended up at the secondhand book store which is right at the 1st floor of the same building. I bought a lot of books. Affordable!

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    Eric Yeo

    Iconic destination, calligraphy and Chinese arts and articles for locals and visitors

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    fauzi yacob

    Largest popular store. Your printing needs and sweelee music store still around

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    little dot

    this is a very old complex that has seen better days. Vendors are mainly stationery and printing companies. This build also houses the biggest and the first POPULAR book store in Singapore. Assessment books are what keeps this store open and thriving in the midst of printed books sales slowing down globally

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    hafis pratama

    Good place to look for used children’s books. Some books are very cheap and in excellent condition.

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    Nostalgia and vintage feels all over. But the best bet around this place is the 4 level popular. Literally a hidden gem with awesome deals. Don’t miss it!

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    Doreen Goh

    Nice place to buy assessment papers or books. Good place to get art supplies too!

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    Louis Loo

    Art friend, popular and some stationary and book stores.

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    Sunil Pratap

    Nice place to get bargains!!

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    Kirby Ong

    if you looking for stationery products, this is the place to go. ArtFriend is there too if you need art-related materials.

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    Connie Leong

    If u want a better hair treatment u need to pay more

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    Pansy Long

    Amazing place. You can source for all your stationary materials here. Many shops to browse around.

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    Lucas Cheong

    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 very cute souvenir shop with a big yellow fluffy cat (on the 3rd floor if I’m not wrong).
    Plus, the shop for Art books on the highest floor sells various great prints from Art/Design books to photos, magazine. Although I cannot find the book that I want here, the number of books are still very impressive.
    I would recommend this place for a solo walking day (they close at 5:00pm) or with a couple of friends who also enjoy art. Those who love taking fancy photos and extravagant experience might not like this place.

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    kwee mee

    I like this place beco u can get any books n stationary which u want to buy. Price are reasonable. Also located at central zone. Transport to there are very convenient. …

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    Jen Jen

    Come here for Popular bookstore

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    Hans tu

    Good place to look for chinese book and table tennis equipment

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    Paul Chen

    One of the places where u can find shops that operate for 40 to 50 years

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    Tiny T

    Beautiful shop. Cultured and very helpful lady boss. Many different calligraphy brush offerings. Excited to try my new brush

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    Jeanne Wang Yu

    Bras Basah Complex is a super cute and nostalgic place for anything related to arts, from books, to painting supplies, photography and music instruments. It feels like I’ve travelled back in time, in a good way.

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    Best place to find your arts and crafts stuff, and also to print anything from cards to banners. The largest popular book store is in the complex too.

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    Kalev 08

    I found the biggest popular bookshop in Singapore. It was three levels tall!!!

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    Cheong Loong

    This charming centre where one can find many surprise buys or services. If you love watches, check out the wide range of brands the shops carry. Many book shops that carry vintage books n music shops that still carry old music record n tapes. Art lovers can also find something to start your creative hobby n discover your hidden talent. And if hungry, check out some restaurants n cafes inside the place. Good place to spend your spare time browsing around.

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    A good place to find arts and crafts as well as school supplies with less money. I particularly love the second hand books stores here.

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    kok long Ang

    For decades with the nickname BOOK CITY, this have been THE place in Singapore for all things about books (English and Chinese), Stationery, Art & Crafts supplies, paintings, and antiques. If you are here to explore and browse, good to plan for half a day visit particularly in the afternoon.

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    Jansen Quek

    Vintage retail shops for music, stationary, art lovers. “Popular”, the biggest branch is situated here as well.

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    Dawn Smith

    An old rustic nostalgia of how information through books used to be exhibited…
    My favorite place to go for used books…

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    Yazid Rawi

    We used to come to this place to get books, stationaries mixed with printing name cards for your biznes needs, shops and offices.

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    Quaint nostalgic looking place with books, music and art stores!

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    Putera Suman

    Bras Basah Complex is ok lah, but this optic Kwong Shin is the Best …

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    Quite a old school complex. I drop by to the shine korea store and was quite satisfied with my purchase. Though the sales lady wasn’t too friendly. Overall pricing is good so i don’t mind dropping by again if i need some korean goods.

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    Ping Shung Koo

    Place for books, mostly Chinese and 2nd hand books. There’s a small handful of eateries, art gallery as well.

    There are art and musical supplies too.

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    Magdeline Tan

    Place now under lift upgrading so noisy at times. Most shop opens around 12noon. Though Internet states the shop I am going opens at noon but the owner had personal errands and opens only at 3pm.

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    Gavin Cheng

    Popular flagship store is here. Extensive range of stationary and books here.

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    Ramsey Wee

    Shop name call ( YU Pan ) , sell good fish soup , signature soup and mee pok dry . Visit them countless of times , they had few outlets around in SG ..

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    Erwin Liew

    If you like music, a few music shops selling scores, guitars, Chinese instruments, Ranking sports which besides sporting goods, sells guitars, some more rare instruments like xylophones. The iconic Swee Lee with lots of guitars, ukelele, cajon, and a few galleries for local and Chinese art. Art material suppliers including art friend.

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    Shreya Maliwal

    Great place to get second hand books or trade them in. All has a few shops that have frame services. There’s is also a Fujifilm shop to print photos or get your film developed.

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    HF Lei

    Visit this place every month to buy magazines . Some changes here with presence of some good cafes. Waiting for the building enhancement works to complete so that it will be a more present place to spend my time here

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    Sze Mei NG

    Peaceful place.
    Good complex, hidden gem for the art materials, stationery, books, musical instruments, and models. Good deal.

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    Koon Peng Ng

    A nostalgic feel.
    This place is around more than 30 years (estimate).
    A great variety of books especially academic and school text of all levels.
    If you are into literally, rare or old works by both well and lesser known authors. This is the place to go.

    Interesting fact is most shops are brick and mortar shops. The books may not be systematic categorize but do approach the owner. He is a walking directory.

    Simply out, if you love books you must at least visit once.

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    A nostalgic place where one could find old used books, chinese calligraphy, art galleries, and lots of art supplies shops

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    Li Cheng

    Classic watch shops and book stores. Interesting place to walk walk see see.

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    bing liu

    popular central’s opening hours

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    Maisarah Abu Samah

    It’s full of art and music stores. Nowadays there are cafes too. If you can ‘wait’, the best toilet is at the library in the next building.

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    Delvin Chua

    A place to get all the art materials. There are various grades of equipments and materials to choose from around the complex. There is also another store diagonally opposite Brad Basah Complex which sells higher grade art materials. The location is definitely for art students and design professionals.

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    Favourite place for stationaries, art crafts materials, or even old books.
    Food options are limited though. But there are many choices around the complex.

    Carpark can be challenging as it is a squeeze and cramp.

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    Noor Noor

    Loved it because the complex is like a time capsule of my teen years. Vintage, retro vibe but full of treasures. Basheer Graphic Bookstore, Prelove bookstores, Popular largest few levels bookstore, Art Friend, printing & art needs.

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    Robin AGPC

    Old but still selling books. Popular book store n some stores selling musical instruments. Nostalgic place.

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    Roland Leo

    It’s a old building associating with learning & education. You may “rare” books available for individuals interest. You can appreciate a business of the past decades with a new light in digital set up. Just enjoy the ambient and be joyful.

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    Yee Kang Guan

    Look like modern types Pasar malam. Selling variety of merchandise.

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    Minh Châu Lương

    I went there in the afternoon, so many shoppes closed.
    There are many art gift shop.

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    Angeline Tjhin

    Good place to look for old books

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