THE FRENCH BOOKSHOP (55 TIONG BAHRU ROAD #01-53C)
Established in 2011, The French Bookshop is located within what was the first block of Singapore Improvement Trust (SIT) flats in Tiong Bahru that was ready for occupation in December 1936. As far as the owners of The French Bookshop know, the flat was owned by the Loke family until 2012. The French Bookshop occupies what used to be the kitchen of the flat and they have kept the original green tiles, which they say, “reminds us of our grandma's kitchen.” It carries more than 4,000 French and English anguage titles, covering a range of genres including classical literature, thrillers, comics and travel guides. It is also a space for emerging artists to present their work.