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City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed, City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay in Singapore
Interior view, City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay in Singapore
City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay
City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay
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Clarke Quay - 140 m from property, City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay in Singapore

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6.8

Good

1,626 reviews

1,626 reviews

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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Da Wei Arts n Crafts

110 m

Helipad

130 m

Adventure 21

140 m

East Silk Palace

150 m

Don Don Donki

160 m

Popular landmarks
Chinatown

750 m

Sands Skypark Observation Deck

1.6 km

Singapore Flyer

1.8 km

Orchard Road

1.9 km

Cloud Forest

2.1 km

Closest landmarks
Mehfil Hindi Music Bar

130 m

Prestique Studio

160 m

Yeo Swee Huat

170 m

Thong Chai Medical Institution

190 m

Hush Puppies

200 m

City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay

18 Hong Kong Street, Clarke Quay, Singapore, Singapore, 059661 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Clarke Quay, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Gardens By The Bay East. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

Located in heart of Singapore

Airport transfer

Excellent breakfast

110 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Game room

Shops

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Singapore are being booked every minute!
Value for money7.2
Distance to city center2 km
Location rating8.5
Nearest airportSeletar Airport (XSP)
Distance to airport14.4 km

Rooms available at City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay

1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 bunk bed
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Quad Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 bunk bed
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6 Pax Family Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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4-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 14 m²/151 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 3 bunk beds or 1 bunk bed
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6 Beds Family Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 3 bunk beds
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8 Beds Family Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 4 bunk beds
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Standard Room
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  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay?

City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. For those who wish to drive their own cars, City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Singapore with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

Is breakfast offered at City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 5 SGD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

What are my dining options at City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay?

City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay?

City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay?

Clarke Quay MRT Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 120 m away from City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay.

What restaurants are nearby City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay?

City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay is located in Clarke Quay, famous for good restaurants such as Hai Di Lao, Boomarang and Café Iguana.

What popular shopping places are close to City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay?

City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay is located in Clarke Quay area which features shopping places such as Clarke Quay, Da Wei Arts n Crafts and East Silk Palace.

What are popular attractions near City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay?

City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay is located in Clarke Quay area, which is famous for attractions such as Boat Quay, The Joy Of Toys and Thong Chai Medical Institution.

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What people love about City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Clean bed and room."

    Joy

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    November 6, 2019

  • 8

    Very good
    Cleanliness

    "The room and sheets are clean."

    Marco

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    April 1, 2019

  • 7.6

    Very good
    Location

    "Great location, near MRT and bus station."

    isdianto

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    November 27, 2019

Overall rating:

6.8

Good
1,626 reviews
Cleanliness
6.2
Facilities
5.8
Location
8.5
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What travelers say they love:
Good location, near MRT Clark Quay (5-7mins walk).
Liswan from Indonesia
Family with young children
More about City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay

More about City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay

City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay

City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay is the perfect choice for travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Singapore. Experience an urban escape in Singapore with a stay at City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay, with its exceptional location right in the city center.
At City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hostel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Singapore is made even more convenient with the taxi services available at the hostel.
For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service and luggage storage. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hostel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay. All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hostel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All rooms at City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hostel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. Some rooms at City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find in-room video streaming available in some selected rooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay. A number of great dining options at the hostel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hostel's shared kitchen.
City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the salon, located right in the hostel. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hostel's library, games room and shared lounge and TV area. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

Don't miss out on all that Singapore has to offer! Don't forget to stop by the most iconic landmark in the area, the famous Singapore Flyer just 1.7 km away. Be sure to visit Sands Skypark Observation Deck located 1.5 km away, an item on every checklist of those who travel to Singapore.

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Amenities and facilities

Review score
Facilities

5.8

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

131 mentions

Breakfast

73 mentions

Internet

39 mentions

Food & Dining

3 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Filipino
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Malay
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Game room
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Restaurants
  • Shared kitchen
Services and conveniences
  • Concierge
  • Convenience store
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Taxi service
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Continental

Location

18 Hong Kong Street, Clarke Quay, Singapore, Singapore, 059661
Excellent
Location

8.5

Airports
  • Seletar Airport (XSP)
    14.4 km 21 min drive
  • Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)
    18.2 km 23 min drive
Public transportation
  • Clarke Quay MRT Station
    130 m 3 min walk
  • Chinatown MRT Station
    500 m 7 min walk
Hospital or clinic
  • Sin Chong
    430 m
Shopping
  • Orchard Road
    1.9 km
Convenience store
  • On-site
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    150 m 3 min walk

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Chinatown
    750 m
  • Sands Skypark Observation Deck
    1.6 km
  • Singapore Flyer
    1.8 km
  • Orchard Road
    1.9 km
  • Cloud Forest
    2.1 km
  • Gardens By The Bay East
    2.5 km
  • National Orchid Garden
    4.5 km
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens
    4.5 km
  • Night Safari
    14.3 km
  • Singapore Zoo
    14.3 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Da Wei Arts n Crafts
    110 m
  • Clarke Quay MRT Station
    130 m
  • Mehfil Hindi Music Bar
    130 m
  • Helipad
    130 m
  • Adventure 21
    140 m
  • East Silk Palace
    150 m
  • Don Don Donki
    160 m
  • Clarke Quay
    160 m
  • Actors
    160 m
  • Prestique Studio
    160 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-4 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out from10:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until22:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center2 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)5 SGD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges0
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 13
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2011
  • Most recent renovation2011

Reviews of City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Cleanliness6.2
Facilities5.8
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality6.9
Service6.8
Value for money7.2
High score for Singapore
Rating
9+ Exceptional (103)
8-9 Excellent (192)
7-8 Very Good (371)
6-7 Good (293)
<6 Below Expectation (456)
Time of the year
Mar - May (355)
Jun - Aug (376)
Sep - Nov (348)
Dec - Feb (336)
All guests (1,626)
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10.0
Exceptional
Liswan from Indonesia
Family with young children
Quad Room
Stayed 1 night in July 2018

Great location.”

Good location, near MRT Clark Quay (5-7mins walk).

Reviewed March 25, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Joy from Philippines
Family with teens
6 Pax Family Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Good Location”

We liked the location as it is just a block away from Clarke Quay MRT station. Clean bed and room. No Elevator and our dorm were on the 4th floor and we have heavy luggage. The bathroom should also be kept clean.

Reviewed November 06, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Roldan from Philippines
Group
6 Beds Family Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Nice experience”

We encountered no hassles in checking in - although the staff was not around the time we arrived, we still got our room key with all the instructions left in the check-in counter. The location of this hostel is convenient enough to walk to the MRT station. We also met some fellow travelers within the place. Recommended for backpacking in Singapore! :)

Reviewed August 01, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
yasri from Indonesia
Family with young children
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Exceptional”

nice hostel n best location

Reviewed October 28, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Daisy from Philippines
Family with teens
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

🌟🌟🌟🌟”

This is the second time I've been here. I liked this place due to : value for money, strategic location, near to the famed tourist spots and warm and hospitable receptionists. Cons: They just have to clean the facilities more. Thorough cleaning. Kitchen sink, mirrors, bathrooms and restrooms. Also, please fix the bed bugs issue. My cousins were bitten the first time we were there.

Reviewed July 14, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Estrellita from Philippines
Family with teens
Family Room for 8 People
Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

Excellent”

The City Backpackers @ Clarke Quay is very near the Clarke Quay Mrt Stn, you take Exit A. There is a 7-11 store beside it. You can also walk to Chinatown Point Mall.

Reviewed May 31, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Roberto from Philippines
Family with teens
Quad Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Good location”

It is located just about 100m away from Clark quay Bus and MRT terminal. A lot of nearby restaurants you can choose from. Good place to stay if youre having a vacation with the family on a tight budget.

Reviewed October 28, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Marco from Philippines
Family with teens
Quad Room
Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

I had satisfying rest and breakfast in this hostel.”

I was worried about the bed bugs mentioned in the reviews but, there are none, so far, at least in the private quad room. The room and sheets are clean. Guests need to take off shoes before entering lobby and room, FYI. Toaster is also available now. :)

Reviewed April 01, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
BABAR from India
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

GOOD LOCATION! GOOD STAFF!”

The reception was awesome .(Malaysian guy) Very well cared and helped out staff for travelers

Reviewed March 16, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Dennis from Germany
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Great Hostel!”

Nice hostel for a reasonable price in a good location with a very, very nice owner.

Reviewed April 17, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Steffi from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

Friendly and nice location”

This is my first time using a backpacker hotel/guesthouse, first impression I quite scare because of the place quite dark but all things change when I meet a friendly staff named Adi, he so kind and also my dormmate, they are so kind, i even when to MBS with one of my dormmates from Mongolia. I stay for 4 days there. City Backpackers guest house cheap and have excellent location. Thank you

Reviewed February 23, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Vicki
Group
Family Room for 8 People
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Good Location”

The very best of this hostel were very nice staff, near to MRT, breakfast was ready at any time and near to seven eleven. My first night was very OK. But the second night, the bed bugs come. Fortunately, I bring my own insecticide and not get any bites from that scary thing. If you have enough money and good health, you better choose another place.

Reviewed November 09, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Hera
Family with young children
6 Pax Family Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

overall good”

Location is great, nearby mrt and chinatown. Easy to find. Easy access. However, need to climb stairs. No elevator. Restrooms and shower are not that clean. The room and sheets are clean. The staff are pretty friendly. Good value for money.

Reviewed November 05, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Emelinda from Philippines
Family with teens
6 Pax Family Room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2019

Very good”

It is highly reommended to those who are looking for budget accomodation and easy access to mall, mrt station, chinstown and marina by sands.

Reviewed June 17, 2019

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7.2
Very good
onny from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Good located backpacker accommodation ”

Good location for backpacker accommodation, close to Clarke Quay mrt station. There are many restaurants nearby. But it's quite noisy at night because of a restaurant downstair. Contacted hostel staff through whatsapp, sms or call

Reviewed June 15, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
Nur from Malaysia
Couple
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Very good”

went home with bed bugs bite all over

Reviewed September 03, 2019

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7.6
Very good
isdianto from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

best location near MRT and bus station”

great location, near MRT and bus station. friendly staff

Reviewed November 27, 2019

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7.2
Very good
Somphorn
Business traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 8 nights in November 2019

Cheap stay if you're in a group of 4”

Pros: cheap, air-conditioned room. Bunk beds. Perfect for group of 4 backpackers. Friendly staff. Cons: shower water got smell like discarded aquarium water.

Reviewed November 27, 2019

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6.4
Good
Lovely
Family with young children
8 Beds Family Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Disappointing”

First of, the photos here are misguiding that is not what it looks like in person not even close. Second, the hostel is a bit dirty it could use a lot of dusting or cleaning. Third, BEDBUGS, lets just say one of my friends did not get to sleep our entire stay and some got bug bites as souvenir because of this termites not even after the staff sprayed something in our rooms. As for the staff they are very accommodating. Overall, I don’t think we would be staying here again.

Reviewed September 20, 2019

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6.8
Good
ROGELIO from Philippines
Family with young children
6 Pax Family Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

Good location”

Good location. Good for backpackers, not so much for families.

Reviewed May 02, 2019

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