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Istana, Singapore

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The Istana Park is a park in Singapore, located in the Museum Planning Area within the Central Area, Singapore's central business district. The park is bounded by Orchard Road, Penang Road, Penang Lane and Buyong Road.The park is a landmark situated in front of the Presidential Residence, the Istana. It has an area of 13,000 square metres. The Istana Park serves as a gateway to Singapore's Civic District Trail, which aims to educate visitors of the rich history of Singapore.HistoryThe Istana Park was completed in 1995. It was designed and built as an extension to the main entrance of the Istana. The Istana, located across the road, Orchard Road, from the park, is the official residence of the President of Singapore.HighlightsThe centrepiece of the park is the 26 metre high Festival Arch rising out of a shallow reflecting pool. The design of the stainless steel and concrete structure was inspired by the gateposts and railings at the Istana's entrance. The Festival Arch forms the gateway to Singapore's Civic District, the cultural and historic heart of the city. The arch enhances the visual link across Orchard Road.
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  • 10/22, the Presidential Palace was public. Presidential Palace will be public holidays of the year five times in the match this time released Deepavali holiday. It is Deepavali, I was 18, but was postponed on 22. From the Dhoby Ghaut MRT station, 3 minutes walk from morning 8:30 Palace main gate arrived at. In sparsely populated since the early, without waiting for a foreigner admission fee 2 S $ paid, was allowed. No need to bring your passport and other people's blog, there was. Should you bring your passport just to go from this or that. And put in like a golf course turf, anyway, not to walk for a while and the building is completely invisible. Sri Temasek is up the loose slope, looked at the first 10 minutes, the policemen stood ori立chi not even closer in the containing block. Sri Temasek is the Prime Minister's residence in the Republic of Singapore. Walking further from there 5 minutes last presidential arrival is. Sri Temasek and the Presidential Palace (The Istana) both listed National Monument. The next release date is next year's Spring Festival, dates change each year.
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  • Tips: 1. This pompous ceremony, lasting for about 30 minutes, is held only on the first Sunday of the month 2. You will not find info about this at the Istana website, but from youtube 3. Arrive at ab...  more »
  • The official residence of the President and the working office of the Prime Minister. The place is only open for 4 or 5 days in a year for the public. Certainly one of the most beautiful places in Sin...  more »
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  • The Istana is the official residence and office of the President of Singapore. Meaning "palace" in Malay, it is where the President receives and entertains state guests. I was very lucky yesterday the government opened the door of the palace and allowed tourists to enjoy its splendor.
  • Lee Hsien Loong really chose a good place to live in
  • Iconic places. Must visit if open
  • This is place makes me open my mouth. Only open for public for a certain period of time. So makes sure you check the open house date before you come. Gate entrance fee as of this review written, $$2 for foreigner and free for Singaporean / PR holder. Palace ticket price S$4 for foreigner and S$2 for Singaporean / PR holder.
  • Prestige place with collection of Offices and other country souvenir

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