Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean)

135 Geylang Road, Geylang Lorong 3(between lor 1&lor 3), Kallang, Singapore, Singapore, 389226 - See map
1-star Hostel
Free Wi-Fi
7.4
Very good
/10
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Housekeeping28
Breakfast22
24-hour front desk1
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Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean)

"The place is 10 minutes walk to the Kallang Station, around the area there's a lot of restaurants, even a grocery store."

Regine C. - December 7, 2019

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Popular landmarks
Singapore Flyer 2.72 km
Cloud Forest 3.19 km
Sands Skypark Observation Deck 3.27 km
Gardens by the Bay 3.51 km
Orchard Road 4.1 km
Chinatown 4.61 km
Singapore Botanic Gardens 6.2 km
National Orchid Garden 6.56 km
Night Safari 13.67 km
Singapore Zoo 13.7 km
Nearby landmarks
Kallang MRT Station 280 m
Masjid Haji Mohd Salleh 350 m
Geylang Serai 380 m
Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre 540 m
Maha Mantra Buddhist Centre 590 m
OCBC Aquatic Centre 640 m
Amour 660 m
HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 810 m
WTA Finals 810 m
Kallang Wave Mall 870 m
8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

1.16 kilometers from city center
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Excellent service
8.2 rating for service
Fantastic breakfast
79% positive mentions
Very good comfort
7.7 room quality and comfort
Good cleanliness
6.6 rating for cleanliness

It is a very good place to stay if you need to save money.

Jacob | January 10, 2020

  • 290 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Singapore are being booked every minute!
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center4.8 km
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportSingapore Changi Airport (SIN) - Singapore
Distance to airport13.7 km

Rooms available at Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean)

7.7
Very good
Room comfort & quality
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private Room for 8 People
Private Room for 8 People
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Private Room for 6 People
Private Room for 6 People
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 6 bunk beds
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1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 10 bunk beds
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room with Shared Bathroom
Family Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Shower
  • 10 bunk beds
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Large Family Room
Large Family Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Shower
  • 8 bunk beds
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Family Room (6 Adults)
Family Room (6 Adults)
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Shower
  • 6 bunk beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean)?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. 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 Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean)?

Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean) 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. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean) has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hostel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Singapore with private transportation, the hostel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean)?

Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean) does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean)

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The staffs are really friendly, and they helped us out when we needed to use a landline phone."

    Nerry J.

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    July 4, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Kind and helpful staff, clean and airconditioned rooms, great for travellers on a budget."

    Shekinah

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    February 20, 2019

  • 6.4
    Good
    Staff 

    "The staffs are really nice, that's what I applaud about this hostel!!!"

    Regine C.

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    December 7, 2019

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Room comfort score
7.7/10
Value for money score
8.0/10
Review score - United States
8.1/10
Room size
19 sqm.
Better than
83
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77
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Overall rating:
7.4
Very good
842 reviews
Cleanliness
6.6
Facilities
6.1
Location
8.1
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More about Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean)

More about Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean)

Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean) is situated near the hub of Singapore which is just four kilometers away from the bustling Orchard Road. The bus stop near the hostel provides easy access to the city’s main attractions. The hostel is situated at the food street of Geylang where guests will get to enjoy the local delights. The hostel can be reached within half an hour via the Mass Rapid Transport from Changi Airport and a five-minute walk from the Kallang MRT Station. The hostel offers a wide variety of rooms for backpackers to choose from, and all the rooms are equipped with essential amenities such as air conditioning, a fan, and a six-inch thick mattress for a comfortable sleep. The reception at Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean) operates 24 hours a day to cater to all guest needs. Each guest will be issued a scan card for them to enter the hostel at their own convenience, and all guests are provided with a personal locker to safe keep their belongings. The hostel facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property, photo copying and printing, ticket booking to places of attractions, complimentary luggage storage, and use of computers at the lounge area. Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean) will definitely ensure your stay a memorable one.

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Most talked about facilities

Breakfast
42 mentions
Housekeeping
37 mentions
Food & Dining
5 mentions
Internet
3 mentions

What they offer

8.0
Very good

"Nice for stay and have short time in Singapore especially wh..."

DEDDY

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January 2, 2020

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Nearby restaurants

American cuisine
American cuisine
The Ranch
1.2 km American, International, Italian
TWO bakers
1.5 km American, Cafe, French
Suprette
1.6 km American
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
G7 Sin Ma Live Seafood Restaurant
70 m Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
Da Chang Jin Korea Hot Stone
130 m Asian, Korean
Geylang Lor 9 Fresh Frog Leg Porridge
300 m Asian, Chinese
Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
Tonny Restaurant
80 m Chinese, Seafood
Dong Bei Authentic Cuisine
150 m Chinese
Leong Kee (Klang) Bah Kut Teh
390 m Chinese

What's nearby

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Reviews of Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang (SG Clean) from real guests

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7.4
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Cleanliness6.6
Facilities6.1
Location8.1
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service8.2
Value for money7.9
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9.3
Exceptional
Brix from Philippines
Family with young children
Private Room for 6 People
Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

One of the best hostel I've stayed in Asia”

Staff, location & food

For me its the #1 Hostel in Singapore. Friendly staff specially Jeremiah my friend. Near the LRT Kallang Station, we bought the tourist card with 3 days unli ride to LRT/MRT and Bus and it saves us a lot of money in transportation. With that card all the top 10 attractions in Singapore can be reached easily. Jeremiah (staff) my friend gave a lot of tips even route and shortcuts. The best breakfast in town its unlimited too... Highly recommended place to my friends and colleagues. Til then Joyfor Backpacker, We'll shall return. TWO THUMBS UP!!!

Reviewed August 25, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Juliene from Malaysia
Group
Private Room for 6 People
Stayed 1 night in October 2015

Extraordinary Experience and Community”

Genuine relational staffs, comfortable rooms and vibrant community

Nothing and nowhere in the world that I've been to can beat this hostel experience with a friendly and genuine community. Me and my colleagues all felt at home and much of our needs (even humor needs) were attended to. The staffs, particularly, contributed to our holistic Singapore experience. Sean welcomed us along with his colleagues at around 4am - stayed awake just to give us a warm welcome. Throughout our journey in Singapore, the crew and Joyfor community brought us clarity and guidance in how we can hack our Singapore trip to make it authentic and budget-friendly. The owner, on the other hand, is humble and accommodating - greeting each one of us and sharing stories with us despite busy schedules. For the place itself, I am hands down with regards to the value for money. The rooms plus the self-service breakfast exceeded the amount we paid for. The rooms are decent and the comfort rooms are totally clean. In short, booking this hostel is not just about the decent comfortable accommodation, but it's about the story, people and community behind it. For the rest of the hostel communities, there's so much more to learn from the Joyfor family. Thank you for the priceless experience - I want to give this a 200% rating if allowed to!

Reviewed October 19, 2015
8.8
Excellent
CHOO from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

Great for backpackers”

Shaun was really helpful in giving tips about where the tourist locations were and how to get there. Location is awesome, Kallang MRT is less than 5 mins away. Singapore itself is easy to get around once you've got access to the MRT. Joyfor is at the red light district but it is not as dangerous as one would think. Good for backpackers. Cleanliness is acceptable. Wifi can be pretty bad though especially at night when travelers return and everyone is using the wifi. I would come back here next time though!

Reviewed July 22, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Goran from North Macedonia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

The best breakfast of all hostels around”

The hostel is great for one of the cheapest in the city. What makes it stand out from the other hostels around is Shaun on the reception, very friendly and helpful guy who makes you feel at home and welcomed, as well as the breakfast (bread, butter, a few flavors of jam, milk, cornflakes, nutella, peanut butter, tea, coffee) compared to bread, butter and jam in the other hostels. Also, they clean the dishes for you, so the total service is pretty good. The location of the hostel is very good, right next to the green train line station Kallang which connects you to the city center on one side and the airport on the other end. The area is full of cheap food compared to the rest of the city even some places with unbelievably cheap for Singapore, like 2.5SD for a portion of noodles and a piece of deep fried boneless chicken meat. The hostel is very clean and fairly good looking with all the necessary facilities like hot shower, lockers and desktop PCs with good internet connection. Highly recommended for the price!

Reviewed April 26, 2017
9.7
Exceptional
lea from Philippines
Family with young children
Private Room for 8 People
Stayed 3 nights in September 2015

THANK YOU :)”

WE LOVE JOYFOR BACKPACKER HOSTEL :)

THANK YOU JOYFOR BACKPACKER HOSTEL YOUR STAFF IS VERY KIND YOU HAVE NICE PLACE CLEAN ROOM CLEAN CR WE WILL RECOMMEND YOUR HOSTEL TO ALL OF MY FRIENDS SPECIALLY TO JEREMIAH THANK YOU SO MUCH YOUR SO KIND AND ACCOMMODATED WE WILL COMEBACK SOON :) THANK YOU SO MUCH :) WE WILL RATE YOU 10/10

Reviewed September 19, 2015
8.3
Excellent
Janet from Philippines
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in April 2014

Very nice staff.”

very helpful staff, good location, free breakfast

I would highly recommend Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang for those looking for a place to stay in Singapore. The staff, were very helpful. Thank you Joyfor Backpacker Hostel Kallang. Good job! Keep it up!

Reviewed April 21, 2014
8.3
Excellent
Silvana from Italy
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

My 2 nights stay at JoyforHome”

No corfew, breakfast, fast internet

My 2 nights stay at Joyfor backpackers hostel in Singapre was a plesant one. I stayed in the female dormitory, the room was spacious with 4 bunk beds, lockers and fully aircond. The bathrooms were clean with hotshowers, toilet paper and shower gel. Breakfast was inclusive serving toasts, peanut butter jams, cereals, tea and cofee. The stuff was helpful and fast, I got checked in in few minutes and my luggage carried upstairs. For $24 a night in Singapore, Joyfor is the perfect shelter for a budget traveler.

Reviewed December 17, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Estella from Philippines
Group
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

Clean & safe haven for budget travelers”

free breakfast & wifi, clean & comfortable beds, friendly staff

We had a nice stay at Joyfor and enjoyed making new friends with the staff as well as other travelers. The staff are always happy to help and suggest things to do. We stayed in clean rooms with comfortable beds. The common showers have hot water and the free wifi even works fairly well in the rooms. You get your own locker in the room for valuables. The breakfast is basically toast (all you can eat) with various spreads, jams and nutella. Joyfor is a short walk from the mrt station and you can easily travel to all the tourist attractions that Singapore can offer. We had a great stay and can only recommend this place to any travelers on a budget.

Reviewed May 16, 2014
9.2
Exceptional
Emmanuel from Philippines
Group
Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

Nice and good hostel for bagpackers”

Hostel receptionist are very accommodating (Sean) assist you in a friendly and nice way, request granted easily with no hesitation. Free breakfast that will save you from spending and looking for a place to eat. So if you want to have a safe and good place to stay for a backpackers like me, you better book here at joyfor home for bagpackers and you may feel that you are at home ..

Reviewed April 29, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
lihong from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

very good”

Zhongfu Backpacker Inn, close to Kallang Station, 3 minutes walk from Kallang Station, nearby is the famous Geylang. After check-in at the front desk, you can go upstairs. The room is very wide. There are eight or ten people rooms. Air conditioning, drinking water on the first floor, hot water supply, luggage storage at the front desk, sofa for guests to sit, computer can be used, Buddhist books can be seen, washing machine can be used in the second floor bathroom, 6 SGD, WIFI is fast Zhongfumen card deposit 30 new

Reviewed July 13, 2019
8.7
Excellent
henny from Indonesia
Group
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Joyfor Hostel, one of the best backapacker hostel”

friendliness, cleanlines & location

I had a nice two nights stay @Joyfor. It's really worth more than the cost. Friendly environment influenced most of the whole guests, I had a nice two new friends. Joyfor is a highly recommended place to stay in Singapore, no hassle. You don't even have to worry about it's location..it's totaly safe within days or nights. thank's Joyfor.

Reviewed November 16, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Maricris from Philippines
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Mr. and Mrs. Zee”

Sean so far is the best host we ever met. Very hospitable and accommodating. We are supposed to share the room with 5 other persons but he gave us the entire family room only for me and my husband for 2 days. Will definitely recommend the hostel to all our friends and will definitely will stay @ Joyfor for our next visit!!

Reviewed April 18, 2016
9.3
Exceptional
Raya from Philippines
Family with teens
Private Room for 6 People
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

Good location, great service”

location, price, good service

The rooms looked new. However, there were only two cubicles in the public bathroom. Jeremiah and the rest of the staff were very nice and accommodating. We really appreciate that. I was also happy with the breakfast since there's more variety compared to other hostels. I highly recommend Joyfor!

Reviewed February 06, 2015
9.3
Exceptional
KUMARI from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in September 2015

Joyfor hostels has meets its motto "Joy For Home"”

good location, good wifi, best service

i came there alone, and i enjoyed staying there so i keep extend my length of stay. why would i choose the hostel ? 1. They have ladies room. 2. Good location and easy to reach from Kallang MRT (2 minutes walk) and bus stop. 3. Wifi is soo good. 4. Clean rooms and bed sheet. 5. Sometimes the bathroom is stinky and no clothes hanger. i hope the would fix it. 6. The staff and land lord is nice, and they willing to lend hairdryer to my friend. And thanks to Jeremiah, thank you for lending me electric plugs, you accommodated me very well. i will come back soon ;)

Reviewed September 30, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Pauline from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

Joyfor is a great backpacker hostel”

Fast check-in, easy access to the airport, very friendly staff

I was enjoyed my stay. Thanks to Jeremiah and the woman staff, they are so kind and helpful. They provided more than 1 kind of bread with the various jam. They not only let me left the baggage too till the midnight after my check-out, but give it a sign. It make me free save to leave it to them. If I visit Singapore someday, Joyfor will be my choice again. See ya....

Reviewed July 15, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
CHIEN-CHENG from Taiwan
Solo traveler
1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 7 nights in July 2014

perfect & enthusiastic staff”

1.clean bed 2.enthusiastic staff 3.very close to Kallang MRT station

It's a very happy experience to live in Jofor Hostel. With passionate and enthusiastic staff, I felt warm and friendly just like at home. Also, the hostel is very close to Kallang MRT station. The location is so convenient that I saved my time finding and walking with heavy luggage. Generally speaking, it's a best choice for those travelling alone because you never feel lonely and bored in that wonderful space!

Reviewed July 25, 2014
8.4
Excellent
lihong from China
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

very good”

Zhongfu Backpacker Inn, close to Kallang Station, 3 minutes walk from Kallang Station, nearby is the famous Geylang. After check-in at the front desk, you can go upstairs. The room is very wide. There are eight or ten people rooms. Air conditioning, drinking water on the first floor, hot water supply, luggage storage at the front desk, sofa for guests to sit, computer can be used, Buddhist books can be seen, washing machine can be used in the second floor bathroom, 6 SGD, WIFI is fast Zhongfumen card deposit 30 new

Reviewed July 13, 2019
9.7
Exceptional
CELINA from Philippines
Group
Private Room for 6 People
Stayed 3 nights in October 2014

great value for money”

accomodating staff, accessible location, comfortable and clean room

had a great stay here with 6 of my friends, the staffs were friendly and extremely accomodating!!! and their location is very accessible... we totally enjoyed our stay... we will definitely stay again in joyfor the next time we visit singapore!!!

Reviewed October 22, 2014
8.4
Excellent
lihong from China
Solo traveler
1 Person in 10-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

very good”

Zhongfu Backpacker Inn, close to Kallang Station, 3 minutes walk from Kallang Station, nearby is the famous Geylang. After check-in at the front desk, you can go upstairs. The room is very wide. There are eight or ten people rooms. Air conditioning, drinking water on the first floor, hot water supply, luggage storage at the front desk, sofa for guests to sit, computer can be used, Buddhist books can be seen, washing machine can be used in the second floor bathroom, 6 SGD, WIFI is fast Zhongfumen card deposit 30 new

Reviewed July 13, 2019
8.3
Excellent
Supattra from Thailand
Group
1 Person in Dormitory - Female Only
Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

Great staff with friendly service. ”

Friendly service staff , Near MRT station and bus stop , Good for backpackers

It was my first time to Singapore, I've very enjoyed travelling and stay here. The staff are keen to help make me comfortable and have fun experience. Joyfor is good for backpackers, hope to see you again. (PS.not enough power outlet in the room) Thank you. ^^

Reviewed June 12, 2014
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