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Istana Park, 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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TripAdvisor
  • This is a pretty park, but it's incredibly small and really is just a cut though area between 2 busy main roads. There's an ok cafe in here which is built on top of a stream with perspex floors (good ...  more »
  • 這個公園在總集府正門馬路的對面。它設計和建造為總統府的延伸。由於總統府不是每天開放,你可以參觀這裡的遺產展示廳,了解裡面有什麼東西。此外,你可以看到一些國賓禮物,都是贈送給予新加坡國家元首的。入場是免費的。但是你需要注意,這個展示廳,不像華盛頓特區的白宮遊客中心那麼大。 
  • A small part of the Park is always available, but except for a short visit over nothing. Across the street is a large green area, but it is available only on holidays and weekends, because there's a number of government offices
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  • A good park with swan lake and other official buildings
  • A relatively smaller park compared to nearby Fort Canning park but there is a cafe nearby that has really nice views of this park.
  • A small little park with water. Tranquil contrast against Orchard road. Nicer by night.
  • The workplace of the president of Singapore. Istana is open for the public on certain dates
  • Small, but beautiful - especially at night.