Saturday, 17 January 2015

The 90s Comic Shop - Saint James Book Store
























Today's story is not about Saint James Power House but the type comic shop we once knew 'Saint James Book Store'. To my astonishment and overwhelming to find the last few surviving hobby shop of nostalgia, jurassically existing and you bet I had some surprises found @ Saint James Book Store located at level one, Katong Shopping Centre #01-54/55. I only thought this old shopping centre provides maid agencies till I went to the there for Karaoke session with friends. 

Strong atmosphere of hobby store in the 90s carrying Taiwanese romance novels 言情小說, Chinese comic of kungfu nature 武俠小說 like 风云,Japanese manga translated in mandarin 漫畫 and children story/activity books. The stuffs that really caught my eyes are those vintage toys and awesome display of painted resin and vinyl figurines. Some of these DIY relics were almost extinct which are gems we had missed out previously. I certainly found my treasure... If you have some time to spare, try talking to boss which I did and you will get to know how this pop culture pioneered in Singapore.

6 comments:

deSMOnd said...

I like this place as I didn't see such shop for many years. Thanks for sharing bro!!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Yeah bro! It's a rare find for me! Post the link on FB then knew some of my other friends used to patronize the store.

burntrolls said...

very cool, gotta track down that eva pvc of Rei and Penpen, really cool looking but another dollar that has to be spent hah. Let me know the price if you happen to be back there again.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> burntrolls
I also forgotten the penguin was called Penpen. Oh, I didn't notice the tag... My bad.. Lol ... Will help you to check the pricing of that piece during my next visit. Probably a month later, I know I will sure spend if I go again and had to wait for next payroll.

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Dennis aka Katsuden said...

Thank you for visiting and the kind comment. Appreciate ^_^

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