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Bras Basah Complex

Bras Basah Complex, Blk 233 Bain St, #04-11, Singapore 180231, Singapore
+65 6334 1108
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Books, Stationary, Art Supplies.

This is a specialised shopping complex. It has many individual units sellling mainly books. Some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wei Lianq N
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile

We came here for the art supply and was not disappointed with the choices. Isles and Isles of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Bras Basah Complex is a cultural feast that is full of books, art, music and literature. Just across the road from the famous Raffles Hotel, the complex has a large selection of fiction, children’s books and magazines.
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+65 6334 1108
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a specialised shopping complex. It has many individual units sellling mainly books. Some also carry second-hand books. Art supplies are plentiful and there are also other stalls that carries musical instruments, hobbies & craft, watches, coorporate advertising agencies. Popular also has a large...More

Thank Wei Lianq N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 quite interesting. Other than that, we didn't explore the...More

Thank ITravel0ne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

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.

1  Thank Frank M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The building have huge Popular bookstore (multi storeys!), Art suppliers, Singapore Post at L1 (access from outside). Old building and with characters, charms.

Thank Anita S
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I searched for this place before I came for my visit, because I was looking for art book shops. I didn't expect it to be so near to the Raffles Hotel (just behind it) and that it is a whole mall of books! I was...More

Thank VeraNov
Reviewed 18 April 2016

bras basah complex is located just next to the National Library. Good place for 2nd hand and out of print books, textbooks, exam papers. This is also a good place for art materials (Art Friend, Art Mark patronized by design school students and craft lovers),...More

1  Thank Kally Q
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I arrived the area too early before my lunch appointment at Restaurant nearby. I popped up to check out this place. At 11 a.m. was still pretty dark and quiet. Many shops selling Chinese books, stationary and copying, printing documents. Some of them do a...More

Thank 0_Gyrfalcon_0
Reviewed 3 November 2015

If you're into artsy stationery and old textbooks / vintage / second-hand books, don't give this place a miss. Ask for a bargain, though. The shop named "Book Point" (two storeys high) quotes exorbitant prices, even higher than what you need to pay in a...More

1  Thank peen1108
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Last time when i visited at here,i bought 3-4 books only.I am regret that i could buy more!The second-hand bookstores at here are awesome!The books are so cheap(I bought the second and third books of THE LORD OF THE RING in only 9SGD)and the book...More

1  Thank PM L
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Hi, does the Bras Basah Complex have a street food area?
14 May 2016|
Response from 0_Gyrfalcon_0 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kpo, No, this complex is more like a business center selling all kinds of books,stationary, name card or poster printing. Nearby area have a lots of small restaurants though. Also not too far walk can go to Bugis... More