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Where to buy 卫斯理 (Detective Wesley) books in Singapore?

Postby markfch » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:09 pm

Don't really know which forum to put this.

Been on a personal crusade to improve my Chinese progressively. Besides reading the cheeky 九把刀novels, thought I should also get some 卫斯理 books to read. Went to Popular to ask but apparently their stock is very limited.

Any idea where I can get them locally? I went to the dangdang website and I get very giddy just looking at all those Hanzi. Is there any website in English or any bookshop I can order from? Checked Amazon already, they don't sell Chinese books.

Thanks folks. Btw, feel free to laugh at me. I very thick skinned one. If I can start learning piano in my thirties, I surely can start improving my Chinese in my forties. :laugh:
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Re: Where to buy 卫斯理 (Detective Wesley) books in Singapore?

Postby Pen88n » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:17 pm

NLB has the books in traditional Chinese. The China version in simplified Chinese not available in NLB yet. I've seen 倪匡's latest version of 卫斯理武侠小说being advertised at Union Bookstore (Bras Basah 3rd floor). You may want to try checking out there or 友谊书斋 (Bras Basah 3rd floor).

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Re: Where to buy 卫斯理 (Detective Wesley) books in Singapore?

Postby sleepy » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:22 pm

Hey markfch

I'm 倪匡's fans too!
Love his 卫斯理 series. Been reading since my teens. Oh, probably that's why I totally buy his theory that there are aliens living among us :evil:

I usually borrow from NLB. Conditions of NLB books aren't good though, most books like 'giam chai'. Plenty of 倪匡's fans I guess

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Re: Where to buy 卫斯理 (Detective Wesley) books in Singapore?

Postby markfch » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:25 pm

Thanks Pen88n. That's very fast response. Yeah, I definitely prefer the simplied Chinese version.

The other reason why I rather get from bookshops than dangdang is that I need to physically see that the standard is not too difficult for me to cope. So even from the same series, I would need to get the simpler ones to read :>
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Re: Where to buy 卫斯理 (Detective Wesley) books in Singapore?

Postby markfch » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:28 pm

Thanks sleepy. If it's a good series like 卫斯理, I don't mind buying since I can eventually pass it down to ds to read. But definitely not those R(A) 九把刀 books I'm reading now. Haha.
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Re: Where to buy 卫斯理 (Detective Wesley) books in Singapore?

Postby tamarind » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:17 pm

Hi markfch,
It is better not to order direct from dangdang, their overseas shipping has become unreliable. I use the following service now to order from dangdang:
http://buy4u.peeka.sg/

Shipping is fast and the cost is reasonable.

I have read all the books in this series before. If you can read our Chinese newspapers, you should be able to read this. An RGPS girl who used to hate Chinese, read these books and developed a love for the language.
These books are easier to read compared to the fantastic 金庸 novels which are widely regarded as the best chinese novels written in modern times.

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Re: Where to buy 卫斯理 (Detective Wesley) books in Singapore?

Postby Pen88n » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:57 am

markfch,
The book set (10 books per set) for 卫斯理 is usually out of stock from Dangdang, and the individual books are higher price. Btw, compared with buying from Singapore bookstore, online ordering is much cheaper, easily 30-40% off at least! I'm trying to get from Taobao via Peeka (thanks to Tamarind for introducing Peeka) - not sure how successful yet.....will inform you if it works out fine and I get my books!

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Re: Where to buy 卫斯理 (Detective Wesley) books in Singapore?

Postby tamarind » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:49 am

Pen88n,
You are welcome.

Note that there are many booksellers in taobao, some may be selling pirated copies. I usually check the customer ratings and comments to make sure that the books are 正版 before ordering. taobao sellers can be even cheaper than dangdang.

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Re: Where to buy 卫斯理 (Detective Wesley) books in Singapore?

Postby Atan » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:38 am

I have read somewhere that wisely stories are avail on iphone App..

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Re: Where to buy 卫斯理 (Detective Wesley) books in Singapore?

Postby larkspur » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:21 am

tamarind wrote:Hi markfch,
It is better not to order direct from dangdang, their overseas shipping has become unreliable. I use the following service now to order from dangdang:
http://buy4u.peeka.sg/

Shipping is fast and the cost is reasonable.

I have read all the books in this series before. If you can read our Chinese newspapers, you should be able to read this. An RGPS girl who used to hate Chinese, read these books and developed a love for the language.
These books are easier to read compared to the fantastic 金庸 novels which are widely regarded as the best chinese novels written in modern times.


Hi Tamarind, just to check how to use peeka to order from dangdang? i am thinking of ordering the 卫斯理 books from dangdang so wondering how to use peeka

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