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.