S'pore should build its own Library of Alexandria

I am surprised that Singapore has not established a library along the lines of the one that used to exist in Alexandria, Egypt, which brought people together from around the world to quench their thirst for knowledge.

No country has since been able to establish a library of such magnitude, that also doubles as a centre of learning.

Perhaps, it is time Singapore worked towards creating one that, most of all, would be our symbol of excellence.

Singapore should consider combining this with our museums, where our history can be laid bare and read about at the same time.

It should incorporate some of the finest books, works and even exhibits, all integrated for all those who would want to be consumed with the knowledge to be had.

And rather than just being regional, it should strive to be international - to bring about a better understanding of all that connects us.

There is no such thing as too much knowledge. It is very much part of the process of learning, and expanding our horizons, which goes on throughout one's lifetime.

With the latest technology at our disposal, we could make this multifaceted library much more accessible, yet secure.

And with greater connectivity, we could make its contents available throughout the world.

This would certainly be looked back on by future generations with much appreciation.

Manoraj Rajathurai