Across the road from Forty hands are a couple of stores – one’s a bookstore, and the other a home furnishing/accessories store.
Books Actually is at No.9 Yong Siak, and they carry a wide range of titles that are not so commonplace. Categories such as Human Science (stuff by Freud and Jung etc) and History (World wars etc) stand cheek by jowl with Literature etc.
We bought a Rushdie book called The Moor’s Last Sigh. Quite a good place to browse on a slightly rainy afternoon.
Strangelets is next door at No.7 Yong Siak, and they carry their own-sourced brands of home furnishings and accessories, as well as stationery and their ilk. They also stock T-shirts and other stuff. They used to be at Amoy street in the Central Business District, but have moved to this nice neighbourhood.
Quite enjoyed the Tiong Bahru outing.