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National Library of Singapore

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Address: 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6332 3255
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Have an interesting time by going up to the information desk and asking them : "well what books do you have?"

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Have an interesting time by going up to the information desk and asking them : "well what books do you have?"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We’ve often passed, but this is the first time we’ve been inside. Everybody should see the building, and the map exhibition is well worth a visit. The exhibition ends July 2015 but one map in the lobby (and that’s a very interesting one) is permanent. The exhibition is free, so everybody should spend a short time here. Maps of Singapore... More 

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love to visit this library. Can spend the whole Saturday morning here if I am not working. Also, the location is near the shopping malls so after reading you can enjoy some retail therapy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A place to read & rest. Quiet but busy with many readers with families or friends. A restaurant is near the entrance for tired feet & hungry readers. A meaningful place if one needs to get information Counter staff are very helpful, approachable & friendly.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The place is heaven for book lover. there is even old collection like newspaper collection that you can access. remember to shut off your phone and be indulge in this book heaven. and you can sit here and read books all day long. and the collection is more then those neighbourhood library.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Building is imposing-looking but the constant stream of readers, students and the odd tourists make this a vibrant and attractive place to visit. There are exhibitions all the time, eg the current one on Singapore's Early Maps, on Level 10. The balcony on this level has been turned into a nice garden with tall green plants -- a good place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It may not be popular choice when on vacation, but my Singaporean hubby insisted we visit with the kids. This was our children's first time in Singapore. We weren't disappointed! You'd be hard pressed to find a library more impressive anywhere. There are several levels, escalators, amazing views through large glass windows, and it's crazy how efficient and organized it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Excellent library, but from a toursist point of view, the key thing is too watch oout for their exhibitions. Free to enter, and very well done. I am a regular visitor, but I particularly enjoyed the Raffles exhibition there. Many interesting exhibits, including many letters written by Sir Stamford Raffles.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

More than just a library when there are always plenty of events like exhibitions (both indoor and outdoor) taking place and it's also a place where one can check on the newspaper archive dated back to the 19th century.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Though I haven't visited many national libraries, this modern building struck as me as inviting, comfortable and easy to reach from all parts of Singapore. It's a respectable example of energy effcient design fit nicely into its surroundings. We rode the elevator to an upper floor and discovered that the building is home to UNLV Singapore school of hotel administration.

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