Retail Chinese bookshop Maha Yu Yi, a good place to buy Chinese story books for toddlers in Singapore, has two stores available within Bras Basah Complex (#02-15 & #03-07/11, 231 Bain Street).
Established in 1969, the company’s retail bookshops carry a wide range of Chinese books.
One of the shops caters to teenagers and adults, while the other store specializes in Chinese children’s books.
The adult’s bookshop features Chinese books in categories including fiction, literature, philosophy, to healthcare, traditional Chinese medicine, self-help, management, comics, as well as books for learning Chinese language and other foreign languages.
The company’s children’s bookshop, meanwhile, has gained recognition for having the widest range of quality picture books and story books in Singapore.
At the kids bookstore you’ll find a wide range of books for 0-12yrs old, carrying more than 1,000 titles of picture books by Chinese, Japanese, Korean, American, British, European etc. authors.
The company also has junior books for lower and upper primary students, with or without hanyu pinyin. The books are mainly in simplified Chinese characters, but they do import specially selected titles from Taiwan.
Besides retail customers, the company also supplies primary schools, kindergartens, and childcare centres.
Furthermore, at the Chinese bookstore, you can buy calendars and China stamps.
Maha Yu Yi Bras Basah Complex – Chinese Story Books for Toddlers in Singapore
231 Bain Street, #02-15, #03-07/11, Bras Basah Complex
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:30am-6:30pm, Sunday 11am-6pm
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