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“Big collection of books” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Library of Singapore

National Library of Singapore
100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064, Singapore
+65 6332 3255
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Ranked #49 of 710 things to do in Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Big collection of books”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Big collection of books! Borrowing section is on level B1. The rest of the section are reference sections. There is also a theater in building.

Visited November 2012
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“I love this place!!! - channeling my inner geek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

So, if you love books (like me) and you like to read (like me), you will love this place.

I love it because:
1. It's big - most probably you will find what you're looking for here
2. It's FREE - free for anyone to read :-)
3. It's clean and orderly and systematic - a microcosm of Singapore
4. It's accessible
5. It's suitable for anyone - kids to adults
6. Location is great - it's near bras basah complex, bugis junction, and many other interesting places.
7. Design and architecture - it's well thought of, well-planned, and well-designed.

Overall, if you have time in Singapore, you can drop by here, take a break, and see how the Singaporeans enjoy these kinds of facilities.

Visited May 2012
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Kuala Lumpur
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“Informative exhibition on Raffles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Was there to check out the books (a wonderful selection) but the exhibition on Stamford Raffles was informative too. Enjoyed the polite yet attentive staff. The library is clean, spacious and very welcoming. I'd go again!

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Modern”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

New building with exception eference material and environment. Stiudents will love it. As will researchers, built with the modern world in mind.

Visited July 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Excellent kids area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

It was the September term break, and I had to bring my restless girls somewhere. And then I remembered they'd never been to the main Library. It was a wonderful decision. The kids area was huge, with books well organised by age group. My girls actually managed to spend a few quiet hours in the library. And I had time to slowly browse the cookbook section and picked up some beautiful books. Pity a lot of the books from popular children's series were unavailable.

Visited September 2012
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