Istana Heritage Gallery, Singapore

4.1
#64 of 80 in Museums in Singapore
Learn about the history of The Istana, the official residence of Singapore’s president, and the role of the president. The Istana Heritage Gallery offers visitors the opportunity to learn about the history of the Istana, the official residence of Singapore’s president, and the role of the president. It was officially opened in October 2016 by President Tony Tan, and its curated collection includes artefacts, artwork and state gifts, as well as a replica of a signing-in table used during state visits by foreign leaders. Also on display is a marble bust of Singapore’s late first president, Yusof Ishak, whose portrait is featured on the country’s currency notes.
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  • Perhaps not a must see but if you made the effort to go and see Istana (which you cant) then just walk over to this centre in the gardens opposite the Istana Main Gate. Exhibits are somewhat limited a...  more »
  • I never went to the president's house. That's because it was when I was not in Singapore and some public holidays started. So I take this opportunity to visit the park and this exhibition hall. Here you can glimpse the Presidents and presidents of the past and present, the national gifts, the heritage shows, the national artifacts, the arts, and so on from the foreign country. It also explains the president's Constitution, rituals and community roles. Unfortunately, for security reasons, it does not show the office and decorations in the president's house, as it did in the White mansion in Washington.
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  • This is a newly opened gallery tucked into a quiet part along the busy Orchard Road. It is located opposite the main gate of the Istana and a shopping mall, Plaza Singapore, and is served by the Dhoby...  more »
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  • Very nice surroundings. Chanced upon this while walking in the vicinity and there are volunteer guides at the gallery. Very friendly and informative. Opened for 2 years but little known venue hidden among the bushes. State visit gifts from other countries are on display..Seasonal, these collections will be changed. Nice to check it out if you are around de area. There are photo opportunity spots with Istana restricted area rooms as backdrop. At the end of your walk, you can also take home a state imprint (self pressed) bookmark. Love it! Spend about 20 minutes here.
  • Excellent way of showcasing your history
  • History can be learned here. Great and helpful staff guide you all the way.
  • Quite informative for school going children
  • Pretty nice, but i was expecting more. Download the 'Istana garden walk' app before going... there are QR codes at various points which can be scanned using the app and know more about pace.
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