A visit to Tampines Regional Library

Tampines library

On a sunny sunday, I took breakfast at Little India and left to Tampines library to resume ‘Ini naan urangattum’ – Tamil translation of a classic Malayalam novel ഇനി ഞാൻ ഉറങ്ങട്ടെ. I’ll write about this novel later in a weekend.

It was a coincidence, to read a story of Karna, beloved son of Kunti with Surya deva, I need to travel in a hot sun. With shrinked eyes due to glaring sun and a google map, I walked from the bus stop, crossed Tampines Square to reach Tampines library.

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w: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampines_Regional_Library

Tampines Library

Tampines would be part of the extension of DownTown line towards Expo. So I need to cross the heckles of construction signs, Cranes resting on a weekend like a shy parrot.

Way to Tampines Library

I crossed this place many times. But this is the first time I’m visiting it for reading. Though this building speculates your mind as if it is too old unlike the shiny AMK or Woodlands libraries, you need to realize that this is the first Regional library started in 1994.

Tampines Library

It has 3 stories. I went to the Childrens’ section on L1 first. This is the most energetic place in any public libraries here as vandoo-s would be roaming around, suspiciously watching a book, crying as if it was caged inside :). Surprisingly I saw a visible sign for Tamil Childrens’ books. I was so happy and I was digging into those books for sometime.

L2 has the racks for adult reading, Information Technology section and a reading room of normal size. It was fully occupied through the day.

Sad, No cafe inside.
We may need to go out of library to the nearby wet market. Of course, I did.

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National Library, Bugis

Dear friends,

I am here at Bugis library this fine Saturday evening, as the local Tamil readers club in Singapore had arranged the screening of ‘sayam death train’ of Burma/Myanmar. This is the first time I come here. I took my late lunch at Little India and reached Bras Basah MRT, from where I had a cat walk to reach this place!

The library is well located inside the City area, well connected by MRT and Buses.

I didn’t have a chance to explore it in detail. So, I want to go there again. Somehow, I haven’t get an apt time so far.

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Double offer! one for one!

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விடுப்பு நாட்கள் என்பதால் இரவல் பெறும் புத்தகங்கள் எண்ணிக்கை இருமடங்காக்கி உள்ளார்கள். எப்பவுமே 32 குடுப்பியளா என்று கேட்டு அசடு வழிந்தேன்

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