BBCMA was founded in the beginning of the 1980s. At that time, many book merchants from Bras Basah Road and North Bridge Road as well as merchants in other districts dealing in books and related trades took up shop space in BBC.
In order to settle common problems and to protect their interest as well as to improve communication, the merchants at the BBC founded Bras Basah Complex Shopholders’ Association led by
- Mr Chow Li Liang of Union Bookstore
- Mr Zhang Kerun of International Bookshop
- Mr C C Low of Sheng Enterprise
- Mr Leong Qingjing of Far East Book Publishers and others.
Mr C C Low of Sheng Enterprise was the Chairman of the First Term Committee. The Bras Basah Complex Shop Holders' Association changed its name to Bras Basah Complex Merchants' Association in the 1990s.
To improve, protect and represent members interests in Bras Basah Complex
To improve mutual understanding among members so as to build better relationships
To organise or jointly present commercial promotions, exhibitions etc to improve the business of our members
To gather distribute information, statistics and business enquiries for the members
To improve the overall business of BBC by providing necessary assistance and proposals through dialogue with the members