Our Central Public Library is home to historical publications, and some of the best cityscape views in the country.
My first home tourist post of the year, and I begin with a town area landmark.
Our Central Public Library. Also known simply as the National Library. Or the National Library Building, etc.
Now, now, I know this sounds insipid. The building has been around for years. Structurally beautiful as it is, it’s hardly any sort of secret tourist attraction. Actually, even if it is, please don’t go there and nosily snap pictures, create Rediscover SG YouTube videos, etc.
The above said, if you can keep to yourself and not be distracting, the upper floors i.e. the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library is surrounded by some of the most atmospheric cityscape views of Singapore. Best part being, the library is free for all to enter.
In my case, I haven’t been there in ages and frankly, I was only there yesterday because I had a business meeting nearby. With the evening weather clear and bright, it was a lovely 20 minutes (quietly) walking about the reference library. I also enjoyed a refreshing pre-dinner snack at the third floor café thereafter. Like the reference library, the café also had airy views.
Lee Kong Chian Reference Library
Over the Counter Café (Level 3)
As I mentioned, I had a pre-dinner snack of sorts too during my visit. This was at Over the Counter Café, located on the third level. (I.E. right outside the Drama Centre)
I’ve have never eaten here. Don’t remember seeing “OTC” too when I last came to the Drama Centre to watch a performance.
Anyway, the café is popular! There were students, business people, even a young family. The ambience was also airy and bright. Not a bad place to have a meal before or after a show at the Drama Centre. Or after a few intense hours of studying for an examination.
All pics taken with my Samsung S20+