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National Library of Singapore

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Address: 100 Victoria Street National Library Building, Singapore 188064, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6332 3255
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It would be better if they carry newer titles at the main building at Bras Basah Offers plenty of seats for serious people who wants to read / study / research I love that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Leng N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It would be better if they carry newer titles at the main building at Bras Basah Offers plenty of seats for serious people who wants to read / study / research I love that Librarians will go around monitoring to ensure that no one 'chope' (book) a seat without being physically there. Note that a lot of youngsters do that... More 

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Thank Leng N
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here as we had read it was worthwhile place to visit in Trip Advisor.It was easy walking distance from our hotel so made sense to visit here. The exhibition about early Singapore is on the 10th floor. There was some good information on the Raffles family and other early settlers. Singapore was celebrating it's 51st year so there... More 

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Thank Joan T
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

as with other places in Singapore, the library was impressive too. they allow you to check out as many magazines as you wish. It was amazing! After getting 2 magazines per visit that too for a week in US libraries, it was a sheer delight to have a horde of magazines to read on a rainy day here in Singapore.... More 

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Thank kbrennan2016
Amritsar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kids library is worth visiting here, the kids were always excited coz of ambience and books avaialbilty

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Thank Vikrant0308
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

How many times I go there.. but it's always feels fresh. so much of wealth of books and great place to read that book and get your thoughts cleared. Very nice for family as well, introduce your kids to books and let them pick up the reading habit.

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Thank Raghunath V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place. Peaceful and clean and i just simplywalked in. Marveled at the space, walked around, read and relaxed there a bit. If you are around check it out.

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Thank Máté P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

An awesome exhibition showing never seen before documents and photos from Singapore's early days. We saw letters written by Sir Stamford Raffles to his Dad, Nursery Rhymes translated to malay to teach the kids, and a Malay-hokkien dictionary to teach the Hokkien basic Malay terms! Till 28 Aug 2016.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

The building has elaborated design with huge budget on architectural treatment to the whole façade. It was meant to impress from outside, obviously. In terms of facility, it is one of the better libraries in Spore such as more supporting staff and materials for borrowing. The culture of users is the problem and has never changed. Many users were allowed... More 

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Thank Good_Partner
Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I love the National Library. I'm sorry the old one was knocked down but this is state-of-the-art. I look forward to plays or talks at the national library but most of all just to working in there. It's quiet, calm, bright, light, and has great soothing views if you work on an upper floor as I do.

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Thank mandya162
Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A well designed building that minimizes utilities usage by making use of various features to get air and light within the building. Cool architecture to study and spend time in.

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