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Monday, July 25, 2005

Library II


Another view of Singapore's new Central Lending Library at Victoria Street. Finally, a library that Singapore can be proud of.

I can imagine Karl Marx dreaming up ideas that would change the world in the British library reading room with its green shaded lamps and imposing rotunda, but I would not be able to imagine anyone coming up with a flash of genius amidst the chattering kids and beeping phones of the old Singapore library. This new library is long overdue.

A bit of the old library remains though. Some of the red bricks from the old building can be found in the wall next to a garden in the basement.


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