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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
  • A fairly small and yet pretty green space park with water features that provides a pleasant walk on Orchard Road.  more »
  • The Park stretches from East to West along the Orchard Road. There is a monument in the Park of the presidential residence was shaped like a harp instrument in the middle. OASIS in the city like other special attractions is not there is a good atmosphere in the
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  • Istana residence is open to public just 5 times a year. We went there during Chinese New Year celebration. The crowds to enter Istana was pretty crazy, but moved fast, so it took about 30-40 minutes t...  more »
Google
  • Found by accident when we are walking along from Plaza Singapura... clean and green small park
  • A good park with swan lake and other official buildings
  • Tiny park just outside of Plaza Singapura. Beware the huge ants crawling around the benches.
  • Nothing much about this park. A green area at one end of Orchard road.
  • Small, but beautiful - especially at night.