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National Library of Singapore

100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064, Singapore
+65 6332 3255
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Ranked #26 of 333 attractions in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Sorry but a library is a library. As it was just by our hotel, The Intercontinental, I popped in to have a look. I did enjoy the architecture of the building but perhaps I should have taken more time to do some research or something.

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Good place to study things and alots of knowledge in this library than others. This building have a study rooms to public. Good place to have quiet and peace area to relax.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I came here when they held an event called "Hands: Gift of a Generation" placed outside the main building. There's a video show presenting the country's founding father. However, i got impressed on how they manage the library circulation. Yes, they put 24-hours bookdrop for returning the books.

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Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have dropped in here on many visits to Singapore, sometimes nothing is going on, but other times the visiting exibits are amazing, I learned more here in a feew hours about ancient trade routes and their impacts on each communities language, food and populations than all other Museums and the likes I have visited, they do a great job... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

For research, it is unbeatable. However, make sure you have a cell phone that works in Singapore if you want to use the WiFi. When you go to use it, it will ask for your cell phone number and then sends you a password to your phone. Without that password, you can't access their WiFi service. Fortunately, there is a... More

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Perth, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great shelter from the heat whilst on holiday but also to take some quiet time. But really I went because I love to visit the main library in every city I travel to.

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Singapore, Singapore
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98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Surprised this is listed as an attraction. The National Library is definitely a nice place to read, relax, borrow books but not sure if it will appeal to tourists?

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went there continuosly for almost 2 months. You can sit and read the whole with so many books to pick from! Although I wish they could increase the collection of some competitive exams.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The National Library of Singapore is a great place for some quiet time and away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore. If you are in the Bugis area and love quietness and books this is the place to be, if not don't bother. ;p

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

To get access to reference materials, books and also videos...i love going to our libraries in Singapore. Sometimes if I want to get more artistic and drama influenced materials i will head down to the library at the Esplanade. http://www.zsiti.com/2014/04/a-weekend-at-libraryesplanade.html Going to the library also is a means of stress relief from work :)

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