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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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  • June 20, 2017
    It is a small park located in front of the Presidential Palace. But monuments like the fountain in the Center, did not include so much otherwise.
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  • June 15, 2017
    Took a walk through as it was just across from our hotel and suddenly was in a place of tranquility. Butterflies and birds in the air with fish and terrapins in the ponds, just a lovely little getaway...  more »
  • May 7, 2017
    This is the atmosphere of the Park is a park facing the main gate of the Presidential Palace "Istana" are sandwiched, Orchard Road and Shantung, orphaned. Still see the guardman in points, may take big Festival gate veil on public holidays.
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  • July 1, 2017
    Nice park next to Plaza Singapora. Good to cool down and relax under trees and close to nature on not so sunny days. Friendly cosy comfy welcoming ambience.
  • July 30, 2017
    Small park to rest in in the middle of the CBD near the Istana. Was featured in the Amazing Race once.
  • July 15, 2017
    small park and a nice pond
  • June 17, 2017
    Elegant park with interesting interpretative gallery and pleasant cafe.
  • April 12, 2017
    Got to capture a beautiful Full Moon.

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