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    Default What happened to the big bookstore near old national library?

    I went to the bookstore near the old center national library near citihall,
    but it's not there leh.

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    Default Re: What happened to the big bookstore near old national library?

    Ehhh you don't mean MPH do you? It's long gone!

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    Smile Re: What happened to the big bookstore near old national library?

    do not be surprised how fast our city landscape changes.

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    Default Re: What happened to the big bookstore near old national library?

    The old MPH Building had been taken over by AIT Unicampus, which had also since closed down as well.

    MPH occupied it for a very very very long time... About 100 years.

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    the only decent book stores here are borders and kinokuyiya. both foreign owned. times is not in the same category.

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    Default Re: What happened to the big bookstore near old national library?

    MPH Building is the corner building near old National Library site, painted in red and white.

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    Default Re: What happened to the big bookstore near old national library?

    Yar its a waste, it's already a well know landmark to singaporean

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    That MPH bookstore moved to Raffles City level 2.

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    Default Re: What happened to the big bookstore near old national library?

    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    That MPH bookstore moved to Raffles City level 2.

    Moved out of it's old building that it had been occupying for nearly 100 years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by redstone
    ....it had been occupying for nearly 100 years...
    Yeah.... I spent countless hours in that Stamford Road bookstore when I was still a kid. And that was more than 30 years ago.
    Last edited by photobum; 13th February 2006 at 11:32 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    That MPH bookstore moved to Raffles City level 2.
    thats one at City link mall also, but if you are still looking for old building i think second to that of the old building(near old national library) is the outlet at Robison Road quite nice antique feels

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    Default Re: What happened to the big bookstore near old national library?

    i missed the old MPH

    good browsing experience, cheap cds

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    Quote Originally Posted by cast123
    thats one at City link mall also.....
    The one at Raffles City came before City Link Mall, shortly after they moved out of the old MPH Building.

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    Default Re: What happened to the big bookstore near old national library?

    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    Yeah.... I spent countless hours in that Stamford Road bookstore when I was still a kid.
    But interior wasn't old... was quite modern interior.

    But the 'feel' of the place was very good....

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    Default Re: What happened to the big bookstore near old national library?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stereobox
    .....cheap cds
    Cheap CDs????? I find their prices same as elsewhere.

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    Default Re: What happened to the big bookstore near old national library?

    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    Cheap CDs????? I find their prices same as elsewhere.
    IIRC they were quite cheap and had quite a comprehensive collection back then.

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    Default Re: What happened to the big bookstore near old national library?

    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    The one at Raffles City came before City Link Mall, shortly after they moved out of the old MPH Building.

    yar thats true and that Raffles city outlet takes over Times at Raffles City.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geckorian
    IIRC they were quite cheap and had quite a comprehensive collection back then.
    Comprehensive, yes (maybe). Cheap, no. I remember the "real" Sembawang Music Store at Sembawang Shopping Centre was much cheaper.

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    Default Re: What happened to the big bookstore near old national library?

    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    Comprehensive, yes (maybe). Cheap, no. I remember the "real" Sembawang Music Store at Sembawang Shopping Centre was much cheaper.
    yea, i remember that too! my childhood hangout in the early 90s (sembawang shopping centre). it was one of the very first big shopping malls in the north area, before Northpoint came along.

    the selections at the "real" sembawang music centre was very good too. i 'discovered' a lot of (now my favourite) bands there just by browsing through the titles.

    *end of ot

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    awww.. used to go mph often with my father say 10yrs ago? He go there buy those english songs cd while Me...wandering around there .

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