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Please recommend Libraries , Galleries , Bookstores

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By Traveller August 25, 2017
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Please recommend Libraries , Galleries , Bookstores

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By Rr Traveller August 25, 2017

Plese recommend where libraries(except National Singapore library), galleries(except Singapore city gallery, Singapore National Gallery)and bookstores(except Bookactually) I should go and new zone in Singapore.

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Are you looking for independent art galleries or museums?
Nice museums are ACM (Asian Civilisation Museum) & the Peranakan Museum. They also offer free guided tours by Friends of the Museum volunteers.
For independent galleries, try Gillman Baracks
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Local September 4, 2018
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Check out the all new library at Our Tampines Hub.. lounging sofas, check. Read newspapers while cycling, check. Learn a new cruisne while watching a live football match check. A library with no tall book shelves? The most high tech lifestyle library in Singapore just opened !
Local September 28, 2017
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you can try the BRAS BASAH COMPLEX for a variety of bookstores, the BOOK CAFE or THE READING ROOM
Local September 19, 2017
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There is a big local bookstore chain, Popular, https://www.popular.com.sg/about-us
and MPH http://www.mphonline.com/welcome/welcome.aspx
Local August 29, 2017
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You can visit our National Library at 100 Victoria Street, and library @ orchard central for a more 'hipster' feel. U can also take a look at our national museum, art science museum, Mint Museum of Toys, Chinatown Heritage Centre, all in one day.
Local August 29, 2017
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Always interesting to see whats going down at the Art Science Museum. (http://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/exhibitions-and-events.html#mv0Lhe0HVp4psXq3.97)


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Local August 27, 2017
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There is also a Malay Heritage Centre (http://malayheritage.org.sg/en)

If you're up to try book cafes, there are a few along the stretch of Bukit Pasoh Road such as The Reading Room (http://thereadingroom.com.sg/) and the Open Book Cafe (https://www.facebook.com/openbookcafesg). Open Book Cafe is bilingual in English and Mandarin though.
Local August 26, 2017
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For Gallery, you may try Chinatown Heritage Centre, LT Gallery NeWater Centre and HBD Gallery.

Bookshop, Books in the Woods is a great place for kids books.
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Local August 26, 2017
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You may try these--
Library in Orchard
http://www.nlb.gov.sg/VisitUs/BranchDetails/tabid/140/bid/337/Default.aspx?branch=library%40orchard

Woods In a Book
http://www.woodsinthebooks.sg/getting-here/

Kinokuniya (mainstream)
http://kinokuniya.com.sg/stores/

Looksee Looksee
This is not a store but a 'free' public space offered by a local creative company. You can browse books at a very nice ambience with no charge.
http://www.lobehold.com/looksee

Littered with Books
https://m.facebook.com/Littered-with-Books-153135064725041/
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Local August 25, 2017
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Hey! The Library@Orchard is pretty nice. There is also Library@Esplanade which I haven't been, you can look it up. Galleries...depending on what sort you are looking for. The Singapore Night Festival 24-26 Aug 2017 has really aesthetic art. How about the National Museum of Singapore? It is also near a local university, Singapore Management University - nice campus to explore. Bookstores...not too sure but you can try Kinokuniya which has a huge selection.
Local August 25, 2017
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