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19th March 2024

Best breakfast spots in Singapore


Breakfast in Singapore is sacred, and many of us swear that a good breakfast can power you through the rest of the day. While there are plenty of old school breakfast spots to choose from, there are some days when you want to treat yourself to something different.

Whether you’re craving a hot stack of fluffy pancakes or an English breakfast platter with sausages and bacon, we’ve got you covered with options. Here is a guide to some of our favourite breakfast cafes in Singapore, complete with good food and great vibes.

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Breakfast spots in Singapore at a glance

Name of Eatery Location Menu Highlights

CBD

Baker’s Bench Bakery 6 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089820 Croissants ($4), Bagels ($3.50), Flatbread and Tartines ($5.50+), Chickie Brekkie Sourdough ($10), Grilled Cheese Toastie ($17), Croque Monsieur ($17)
Sarnies 136 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068601 Avocado on Toast ($16++), Sweetcorn Fritters ($24++), Pimp My Breakfast (From $2.50) 
Bearded Bella 8 Craig Rd, Singapore 089668 Epic Brekkie ($25++), NO BS Brekkie ($28++), Crab Croissant ($28++)
DAWN 78 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058708 Espresso ($3.50), White Coffee ($5.50), Cold Brew Tea ($7), Walnut Banana Bread ($5), Pandan Coconut Loaf Cake ($5.50), Apple Crumble ($7)

Bugis

Symmetry 9 Jalan Kubor, #01-01, Singapore 199206 Eggs Benedict ($28++), Vegan Breakfast ($28++)
Earlybird Cafe 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149 Chicken & Pancakes ($19+), King’s Brekkie ($24+)
Penny University 17 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199329 Harlem-style Buttermilk Chicken on Waffles ($25++), Eggs Benedict ($19++), Coffee ($6.50++ to $6++)

Central

Columbus Coffee Co. 220 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574352 Fried Chicken French Toast ($22.50++), Breakfast Sammie ($18.80++), Steak Sammie ($22++), Bottled Brews (from $7.30++)
Knockhouse Cafe 185 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574333 Egg Florentine ($20++), Egg & Toast ($14++), Breakfast Platter ($25++), Goma Tofu Bowl ($16++), Chicken Karaage ($15++)

East

Hub & Spoke Cafe 60 Airport Boulevard #01-T2S-02, Singapore Changi Airport Mega Breakfast ($23.90), Nasi Lemak with Chicken ($9.90), Mee Rebus Java ($7.90)
Cafe Melba Goodman Arts Centre and Mediapolis Full Melba Fry up ($26++), Vegetarian Full Melba Fry up ($24++)
Anna’s Sourdough 681 Punggol Drive, #01-04, Oasis Terraces, Singapore 820681 BIG Brekkie ($26), Grilled Kimcheese Toastie ($18), Earl Grey Fig With Honey ($8), Orange Almond Cake ($8)
Cafe Natsu 283 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427537 Pork Katsu Sando ($26++), Mochi Doughnuts ($12++), House Brewed Kombucha ($8++)

Multiple outlets

Brawn & Brains Full list of locations Oven Baked Molten Eggs ($24++), Classic Pancakes ($16++), Coffees
Group Therapy Coffee Full list of locations Breakfast Pancakes ($22+), Pancake Stack ($19+), Pumpkin Pancake ($22+)
Common Man Coffee Roasters Full list of locations Ox Cheek Eggs Benedict ($28++), Common Man Full Breakfast ($30++), PB & J Smoothie ($11++), Lean & Green Smoothie ($11++)
Baker & Cook Full list of locations Miso Glazed Eggplant ($16++), Corn Fritters ($16++), Peter Gordon’s Turkish Eggs ($20++), Dutch Baby Pancakes ($22++)
Surrey Hills Grocer Full list of locations BBQ Pork Shoulder Benny ($28++) at ION, Hendurance ($18++) at Raffles Place

1. Baker’s Bench Bakery


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Tucked in the enclave of Bukit Pasoh is a little cafe called Baker’s Bench Bakery. Specialising in sourdough bakes, Baker’s Bench offers Croissants from $4, Bagels from $3.50, and other small bites like flatbread and tartines from $5.50.

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If you prefer a heartier breakfast, pick from a variety of sandwiches such as the Chickie Brekkie Sourdough ($10), Grilled Cheese Toastie ($17), and Croque Monsieur ($17), which are all made with their house-made sourdough loaves. 

Check out our full review of Baker’s Bench Bakery.

Address: 6 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089820
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 8:30am to 5pm, Sun 8:30am to 4pm
Website
Baker’s Bench Bakery is not a halal-certified eatery.

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2. Brawn & Brains


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Brawn & Brains is a great spot for cafe breakfast in Singapore. Best known for the Oven Baked Molten Eggs ($24++), the dish features a plate filled with cheesy eggs on a tortilla, a generous serving of avocado, smoked salmon, and some fresh vegetables.

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The portion sizes here are quite large, so definitely go with friends or family. For something sweet, get the Classic Pancakes ($16++). They’re not as dense as most pancakes tend to be, meaning you can pack away quite a stack. Toppings include housemade jam or kaya, butter and maple syrup. Their coffees are excellent too!

Website | Full list of locations
Brawns & Brains is not a halal-certified eatery.


3. Hub & Spoke Cafe


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All the way in the East near Changi Airport is Hub & Spoke Cafe. The new eatery takes quite a bit of travelling to get to, but once you’ve arrived at the tranquil location you’d forget all about that given how beautiful the cafe looks. Prices are also on the affordable side here.

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Highlights include Hub & Spoke’s version of a classic English-style breakfast platter, the Mega Breakfast ($23.90), as well as local dishes such as Nasi Lemak with Chicken ($9.90) and Mee Rebus Java ($7.90). Though you’re having breakfast in Singapore, you’ll feel like you’re dining abroad too.

Address: 60 Airport Boulevard, #01-T2S-02, Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore 819643
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 8pm
Website
Hub & Spoke is not a halal-certified eatery.


4. Group Therapy Coffee


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Group Therapy Coffee is best known for their coffee and their pancakes, the latter of which comes in multiple versions. You can get the traditional Breakfast Pancakes ($22+), served with two fluffy pancakes, a sunny-side-up egg, bratwurst sausage and some bacon.

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There are also healthier options in the form of their signature Pancake Stack ($19+), or the Pumpkin Pancake ($22+). The former comes with a generous serving of bananas, berries, honeycomb, and maple syrup, while the latter is a single pancake with poached eggs, smoked salmon, hollandaise sauce, and tobiko roe.

Website | Full list of locations
Group Therapy Coffee is not a halal-certified eatery.


5. Columbus Coffee Co.


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Tucked away in cafe enclave Upper Thomson is Columbus Coffee Co., one of the most popular brunch spots in the area. In late 2022, the cafe went through an aesthetic revamp, switching out their minimalist-chic interiors for homey vibes and earthy tones.

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They’ve also added a couple of new items to their menu, including the Fried Chicken French Toast ($22.50++), which sees buttermilk fried chicken served on Shokupan French toast. Otherwise, try the cafe’s selection of trendy sando with the likes of the Breakfast Sammie ($18.80++) and Steak Sammie ($22++), with the latter comprising a striploin steak served with remoulade, eggs, and rocket leaves. While you’re here, don’t miss out on their house-made bottled brews, priced from $7.30++

Address: 220 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574352
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 9am to 10pm, Sun 9am to 7pm
Tel: 6253 6024
Website
Columbus Coffee Co. is not a halal-certified eatery.


6. Knockhouse Cafe


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Another big name on the Upper Thomson stretch is Knockhouse Cafe, which has also rebranded itself with a brand-new interior and menu. Previously known as “Pacamara”, the swanky new cafe features breakfast staples including Egg Florentine ($20++), Egg & Toast ($14++), and the Breakfast Platter ($25++).

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They’ve also added a number of Japanese tapas-style dishes to the menu. Try the Goma Tofu Bowl ($16++), which stars tofu, sesame dressing, and sushi rice, or the Chicken Karaage ($15++), served with spicy and sesame mayo.

Address: 185 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574333
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 6pm
Tel: 6397 5564
Website
Knockhouse Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.


7. Symmetry


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Symmetry is one of the few cafes that have perfected eggs benedict. Not only are their eggs poached at a consistent 64 degrees celsius, but the sauteed portobello mushrooms and melt-in-your-mouth tater tots elevate this dish to another level. It is a little on the pricier side at $28++ but it’s worth every penny.

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Vegans won’t be left hanging with the option of having the Vegan Breakfast ($28++), a vegan-friendly version of a classic breakfast platter that features crispy chickpeas, pickled king oyster mushrooms, corn, brussel sprouts, lettuce, broccolini, and hashbrown served with a side of house-made hummus and focaccia.

Address: 9 Jalan Kubor, #01-01, Singapore 199206
Opening hours: Mon 11am to 9pm, Tues-Fri 11am to 11pm, Sat 9am to 11pm, Sun 9am to 7pm
Tel: 6291 9901
Website
Symmetry is not a halal-certified eatery.


8. Earlybird Cafe


Earlybird Chicken and pancakes

An order of Chicken & Pancakes ($19+) at Earlybird Cafe is a guaranteed way to satisfy your sweet and savoury cravings all in one go. The buttermilk pancakes are cooked to crispy perfection, yet still soft on the inside, which complements the fried, juicy chicken.

Earlybird Flatlay

While that is undoubtedly their signature dish, other breakfast choices include the King’s Brekkie ($24+), served with the full works —  eggs done how you like, sausage, bacon, hash browns, mushrooms, salad and sourdough toast.

Check out our full review of Earlybird Cafe.

Address: 17 Jalan Pinang Singapore, Singapore 199149
Opening hours: Sun-Fri 9am to 5pm, Sat 9am to 9pm
Tel: 9788 6856
Website
Earlybird Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.

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9. Common Man Coffee Roasters



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A long-time player in the cafe scene in Singapore is Common Man Coffee Roasters. Though prices are slightly steeper here, the menu justifies the cost, especially once you sink your teeth into their Ox Cheek Eggs Benedict ($28++) or their Common Man Full Breakfast ($30++).

Common Man Stan Food
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If you’re looking for smoothies, get the PB & J ($11++) with peanut butter, banana, berries, honey, and oat milk, or the Lean & Green ($11++)—mixed leafy greens, pineapple, green apple, flax seeds, and coconut water.

Website | Full list of locations
Common Man Coffee Roasters is not a halal-certified eatery.


10. Cafe Melba


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Cafe Melba’s two locations in Goodman Arts Centre and Mediapolis serve as an idyllic backdrop for when you’re filling up your bellies with their Australiasian breakfast menu.

cafe-melba-ambience-shotImage credit: Cafe Melba

The no-brainer choice is the Full Melba Fry up ($26++) which has their house-made pork sausage, bacon, and the works. It also comes in a vegetarian version at $24++, where the meat is replaced with halloumi cheese, Hass avocado, and baby spinach.

Website | Full list of locations
Cafe Melba is not a halal-certified eatery.


11. Sarnies


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Having been open since 2011, Sarnies is a well-established spot for breakfast and brunch. Their weekend brunch menu consists mostly of classics such as Avocado on Toast ($16++), Eggs Benedict ($25++), and Steak & Eggs ($27++). They also have more unique offerings like Sweetcorn Fritters ($24++), a vegan-friendly dish served with grilled tomatoes, avocado, chipotle aioli, and a poached egg.  

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If you prefer to build your own breakfast, opt for the Pimp My Breakfast (from $2.50), where you pick and choose from a range of ingredients. The selection includes breakfast favourites like avocado, bacon, smoked salmon and bagels.  

Address: 136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 8am to 3:30pm
Tel: 8284 2146
Website
Sarnies is not a halal-certified eatery.


12. Bearded Bella


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Bearded Bella is a cafe in Tanjong Pagar known for their indulgent brunch dishes. Enjoy a classic breakfast spread by ordering the Epic Brekkie ($25++), a hearty platter comprising chicken harissa sausage, maple bacon, confit portobello, avocado, sweet potato rosti, and one egg done your way, served with a side of green tomato relish and arugula salad. 

Bearded-Bella-store-front

Alternatively, you can have the No BS Brekkie ($28++), a riff on steak and eggs that comes with Australian grass-fed ribeye, scrambled eggs, and potatoes with capers served on English muffin buns with parmesan and arugula.  

Address: 8 Craig Road, Singapore 089668
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 7:30am to 5pm, Thurs-Sat 7:30am to 10pm, Sun 7:30am to 6pm
Tel: 9880 0775
Website
Bearded Bella is not a halal-certified eatery.


13. Penny University


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The next time you’re hunting for breakfast in Bugis, head over to Penny University, which opens from 8am each day. Their halal-certified menu offers specialty coffee and signature brunch eats, including the Harlem-style Buttermilk Chicken on Waffles ($25++), comprising crispy chicken thighs on waffles, and the Eggs Benedict ($19++), which comes with your choice of smoked salmon, turkey ham, or beef cheek, paired with poached eggs.

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Don’t miss out on the cafe’s aromatic coffee, brewed with coffee beans sourced from Kenya, Uganda, and Brazil. You can’t go wrong with their signature Muddy Espresso with Cold Milk ($6.50++) or a classic Iced Long Black ($6++).

Address: 17 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199329
Opening hours: Thurs-Sat 8am to 10pm, Sun-Wed 8am to 5pm
Tel: 8727 1395
Website
Penny University is a halal-certified eatery.


14. DAWN


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If you prefer a simpler breakfast, check out DAWN, known for their seasonal selection of slow-pour coffee brewed from single-origin beans. Aside from Espresso ($3.50) and White Coffee ($5.50), DAWN also offers Cold Brew Tea ($7) and house-made sodas from $7.

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Their freshly baked goods are not one to miss. Head to the display counter and order the Walnut Banana Bread ($5) or Pandan Coconut Loaf Cake ($5.50), with the latter being one of the cafe’s highly raved about items. There’s also the popular Apple Crumble ($7), featuring a soft sponge baked with stewed apples and crunchy cinnamon crumble.

Read more about DAWN Cafe.

Address: 78 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058708
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm, Sat 9am to 5pm
Website

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15. Anna’s Sourdough


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Sourdough lovers: this one’s for you. Anna’s Sourdough at Oasis Terraces in Punggol is founded by Anna Lim, the founder of The Soup Spoon. Try Anna’s BIG Brekkie ($26), a classic breakfast platter with chicken sausages, hashbrown, eggs, and sourdough bread with a side of arugula. Alternatively, have the Grilled Kimcheese Toastie ($18), made with parmesan and cheddar cheese, house-made kimchi and sourdough bread, and served with tomato bisque.

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While waiting for your food to arrive, feel free to explore the cafe’s bakery section where you can find a selection of fresh bakes and flavoured sourdough bread. If you’re looking for something to munch on the go, get the Earl Grey Fig With Honey ($8) or Orange Almond Cake ($8).

Check out our full review of Anna’s Sourdough.

Address: 681 Punggol Drive, #01-04, Oasis Terraces, Singapore 820681
Opening hours: Daily 8:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6966 7503
Website
Anna’s Sourdough is a halal-certified eatery.

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16. Baker & Cook


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If you’re a pet owner, drop by Baker & Cook, a pet-friendly cafe chain and artisanal bakery. Established in 2012, it’s the brainchild of renowned baker Dean Brettschneider.

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Expect less common dishes with the likes of Miso Glazed Eggplant ($16++), Corn Fritters ($16++), and Peter Gordon’s Turkish Eggs ($20++)—soft-boiled eggs with soya sauce, done Middle Eastern style. Else, start your day on a sweet note with the Dutch Baby Pancakes ($22++), a good-for-sharing, dense dessert topped with berries, earl grey poached pear, maple yoghurt, and lemon curd.

Address: 30C Loewen Road, Singapore 248839
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 10pm
Tel: 6251 1098
Website
Baker & Cook is not a halal-certified eatery.


17. Surrey Hills Grocer


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Boutique grocer and cafe Surrey Hills Grocer is known for their fresh, gourmet produce and aromatic Aussie coffee. The menu differs from outlet to outlet, but you can expect to find a range of zhnged up brunch staples at every location. 

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The ION-exclusive BBQ Pork Shoulder Benny ($28++), for instance, features 36-hour slow sous-vide pork shoulder served alongside bacon and poached eggs on English muffins. Their Raffles Place outlet, on the other hand, is a deli concept that specialises in sandwiches. A recommended item is the Hendurance ($18++),  which sees atas ingredients like French poulet ham, shaved parmigiano, and mustard butter sandwiched between white sourdough bread. 

Read more about Surrey Hills Grocer.

Address: 6 Battery Road, #01-02, Singapore 049909
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am to 10pm, Sat 9am to 5pm
Website
Surrey Hills Deli is not a halal-certified eatery.

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18. Cafe Natsu


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Nestled in a 1920s Peranakan heritage building, Cafe Natsu serves Japanese-inspired brunch in the heart of Joo Chiat. Our top pick is none other than the Pork Katsu Sando ($26++), starring onion, lettuce, doubanjiang aioli, and pork katsu sandwiched between two fluffy slices of white bread.

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They’ve also got delicious desserts, such as Mochi Doughnuts ($12++), which are served with salted Hokkaido milk ice cream. Finally, wash everything down with the House Brewed Kombucha ($8++).

Read more about Cafe Natsu.

Address: 283 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427537
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8:30am to 5:30pm
Website
Cafe Natsu is not a halal-certified eatery.

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19. Boomarang


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At Boomarang, there’s no such thing as “too early for a cocktail”. The cafe and bistro bar serves up Breakfast Cocktails including the Breakfast Martini ($21++) and Latte Martini ($23++) from as early as 9am. If you aren’t keen on alcohol, there are also thick milkshakes and smoothies from $12++ with flavours such as Mixed Berry, Caramel, and Banana.

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We recommend the Buttermilk Pancakes ($13++), which come with fresh banana, maple syrup, yoghurt, and raisin ricotta. Feel free to add on a scoop of Haagen Dazs ice cream ($8++) if you’re looking for that extra sugar rush. In the savouries department, they’ve also got the Smoked Salmon Brioche ($18++) and Florentine ($21++), the latter spotlighting poached eggs served alongside baby spinach, smoked salmon, sauteed potatoes, and caramelised onions.

Address: 60 Robertson Quay, #01-15 The Quayside, Singapore 238252
Opening hours: Daily 6am to 3am
Tel: 6738 1077
Website
Boomarang is not a halal-certified eatery.


20. Bread & Hearth


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Bread lovers, look no further than Bread & Hearth, an elegant bakery in Keong Saik that’s said to have one of the best croissants in Singapore! While prices are slightly higher here, fans of the bakery believe that it’s justified by the quality of their baked goods, which are crafted using age-old European bread-making techniques.

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Their buttery plain Croissants are priced at $3.50 each, and you can enjoy it as a sandwich by ordering the Legendary Croissant ($16.90), which sees the croissant stuffed with cheddar cheese, ham, scrambled eggs, tomato relish and mesclun. For something heartier, get the Avocado and Bacon Eggs Benedict ($17.90).

Address: 30 East Coast Road, #02-27, Katong V, Singapore 428751
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 6:30pm
Tel: 6348 8068
Website
Bread & Hearth is not a halal-certified eatery.


Where to have breakfast in Singapore


Your options for breakfast in Singapore aren’t limited to just kaya toast and roti prata, no matter how delicious they may be. Try out some Western brekkie variations if you feel like treating yourself at any of these cafes.

If you’re also looking for places to have brunch or lunch, have a look at our Katong food guide. Else, check out Hellu Coffee, a cafe in the CBD with specialty coffee and croffles.

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Featured image adapted from @commonmanstan, Sarnies, and @indu_indriaty

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