Want something a little different from your average bookstore experience? Visit BooksActually in Singapore’s trendy Tiong Bahru neighbourhood. This small but mighty outfit is one of the country’s premier independent bookshops and a must-visit if you’re interested in learning more about the local literary scene. BooksActually’s inviting interiors comprise floor-to-ceiling shelves packed with colourful local titles and international bestsellers curated by proprietor Kenny Leck, who also runs the Math Paper Press publishing imprint. Cosy up to resident cats Lemon, Pico and Cake and don’t leave without rummaging through the store’s eclectic collection of vintage trinkets.