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National Library of Singapore

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Address: 100 Victoria Street National Library Building, Singapore 188064, Singapore
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+65 6332 3255

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Great place to visit in Singapore

There were many English books. It's good to visit and enjoy air-con to avoid the heat. The kid section is brigand attractive with the play ground areas.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 January 2017
Apkk P
Bangkok, Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

There were many English books. It's good to visit and enjoy air-con to avoid the heat. The kid section is brigand attractive with the play ground areas.

Thank Apkk P
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Only went in for the view from the 14th floor but while there, checked out the south east Asian section and managed to lose an hour in ‘The Caning of Michael Fey’. Panoramic escalators were fun too.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Free for Citizen, but not for PR and EP pass holders. That sucks. Otherwise I likr NLB more. Neatly organized and digitalized very recently.

Thank shankarece
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

It is one of the best libraries I have ever visited. Although it does not look like a traditional library, it had really good collections. It is a readers retreat if you are in Singapore. I really admire the way they have maintained the whole place. Kudos to the supporting staff and the government.

Thank vishnuvrn
Medan, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

A place I go to when I need to take a break from the hustle & bustle of the city. The cool & quiet Basement 1 public reading area is a great resting place. A wide selection of magazines, newspapers & books are available for perusal. Opens daily 10AM-9PM.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Good reads!!! Good Collection!!! I love history books. clean environment. Friendly Staff. Thanks to Government of Singapore for such a great involvement in readings!!

Thank jasonwongsghunt
Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

The library as would expect has a wide range of books including books in local language, Malay. There is a play area of kids which is stylishly designed. Kids can play while you browse through the book sections. It is spacious and so quiet, you can witness dozing or snoozing in the comfortable sofas. If you enjoy reading, you will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is a new library with open stacks, many floors of speciality collections, special exhibits of culture and even a free Bloomberg terminal! I wish I had this in my community, where I have an excellent local library. Great benefit to all readers and students.

Thank David Z
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The Singapore Library is a jewel for people living in SIngapore. It is not just one but a collection of libraries spread around the island with an incredible wealth of books and multimedia for all ages and languages. With a fantatstic online system, items can be searched, found where located, borrowed items extended and even ordered. Drop-off at any library.... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We spent a couple of hours here, the highlights were the children's treehouse library, the newspaper department with an international selection of newspapers, hard copy and on-line. The newspaper archive goes back to 20 January 1831. A number of small exhibitions were showing.

Thank Liz H

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