Artsycraftsy exploration: Bras Basah Complex in Singapore

Bras Basah Complex is filled with shops selling arts and crafts tools, new and old books, and fancy and quirky trinkets. Be sure to check it out when you’re in Singapore. Here’s what I got from the place (except for the Oh Comely mag, which was generously given to me by my friend Patricia. Thanks Patricia!):


Cat Socrates has a real cute kitty inside their store (yay!) and other cute knickknacks:


Art Friend has arts and crafts materials–I spent around an hour or more just browsing through the wares. So many choices!Image

Basheer Graphic Books is filled with wonderful arts and crafts books and magazines. This is where I got my “An Illustrated Journey” by Danny Gregory book:Image

I made a DIY scratch map of the world to inspire me to explore this lovely world more often. Scratched off countries I’ve visited:

To read more about my Singapore adventure (part 2!), check out my post in my other blog. 🙂

Artsycraftsy exploration: Haji Lane in Singapore

I’ve just been to sunny Singapore and I did some exploring on my own. I stayed at a hostel beside the artsy Haji lane. Haji lane makes me nostalgic and reminds me of the old Cubao X and how we used to hang out in that area around 9 years ago. It also reminds me a bit of The Collective, with all the street art and stickers everywhere. Most of the stores were closed when I did my exploring, but I was content just looking at the beautiful artwork and store facades. The place was just brimming with color and creative energy:


To read more about my Singapore adventure, check out my other blog for the Part 1 post. 🙂