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The Zhongshan Building

Guide to The Zhongshan Building

What to do, where to grab a bite and do a bit of shopping at the independent arts and research hub in Kampung Attap

Written by
Haifa Nabila
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What once housed the Selangor Zhongshan Association has now come back to life in the form of a three-building independent arts and research hub housing the likes of art gallery OUR ArtProjects, music store Tandang Records, Tommy le Baker's Kampung Attap outpost and more. We checked out what to do, where to grab a bite and do a bit of shopping at The Zhongshan Building.

Food at The Zhongshan Building

Tommy le Baker at The Zhongshan Building

Tommy le Baker at The Zhongshan Building

As with its main shop tucked away at the back of Viva Residency, this outpost of Tommy le Baker is also tucked away in The Zhongshan Building, holding fort in...

Piu Piu Piu

Piu Piu Piu

This minimalistic café is located on the first floor of The Zhongshan Building and the intimate space is filled with wooden decor and little knickknacks...

Kok Far Tea

Kok Far Tea

Tea lovers, Kok Far Tea is the place to go to experience the art and rituals of tea brewing. Owned by Queeny Kong, a variety of tea leaves are available at Kok...

Art, design and exhibition spaces at The Zhongshan Building

The Back Room

The Back Room

Located at the arts hub, The Zhongshan Building, you have to go through Piu Piu Piu to find The Back Room. An independent, alternative space for exhibitions,...

Design Union

Design Union

This design initiative aims to elevate the status of the local creative scene by gathering like-minded folk to have conversations about design, as well as to...

Books at The Zhongshan Building

Tintabudi

Tintabudi

Pick up books on philosophy, literature and the arts at Tintabudi in The Zhongshan Building. Carefully curated by owner Nazir, the vintage and secondhand books...

Balai Buku Raya

Balai Buku Raya

Previously known as Punarvasu, now Balai Buku Raya moved to a bigger space on the second floor of Zhongshan Building. Selling new and secondhand books, this...

Rumah Attap Library & Collective

Rumah Attap Library & Collective

A collaborative project between Ameteur, In Between Cultura and Au Sow Yee Studio, this library functions as a gathering ground for individuals to share ideas,...

Shops at The Zhongshan Building

ana tomy

ana tomy

Personalised notebook, planner and leather goods - ana tomy makes your all bespoke dreams come true. Nestled at the arts hub, The Zhongshan Building, ana tomy...

Naiise

Naiise

Founded in Singapore in 2013 by Dennis Tay as an online sales site that curates locally made products and supports local artisans, Naiise now has six outlets...

Atelier Fitton

Atelier Fitton

Helmed by Joshua Fitton, the brick-and-mortar store for this menswear label offers bespoke tailoring services, ready-made accessories such as ties and...

Bogus Merchandise

Bogus Merchandise

Looking high and low for silkscreen-printed clothing? Bogus Merchandise in The Zhongshan Building offers both custom made and ready-to-wear items, along with...

Music at The Zhongshan Building

fono

fono

fono is a listening room, bar and collaborative space for live music, selector's night, film screenings and workshops. Keep an eye on their Instagram for event...

Tandang Store

Tandang Store

If you’re rocking an obviously 1977 original punk rock look, Tandang Store is perfect for you. There’s more than just vinyl, cassettes and CDs...

Archives and research at The Zhongshan Building

The Ricecooker Archives

The Ricecooker Archives

Currently sharing the space with KerbauWorks, The Ricecooker Archives is a community that explores and shares the history of rock'n'roll in Southeast Asia.

Malaysia Design Archive

Malaysia Design Archive

Malaysia Design Archive (MDA) is an initiative to preserve and map the country's visual history. The space acts as an archiving centre for MDA as well as the...

Institut Pondok Perancis

Institut Pondok Perancis

Located in The Zhongshan Building, this Malaysian-French research centre is an academic hub for co-operation and co-working oppoturnities between researchers...

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