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The Istana is open to the public on only 5 days each year. So if you happen to visit Singapore on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael K
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Istana - the seat of the Singapore President.

Istana is only opened to the public for 5 days annually from 0830 to 1800. Since I was free on one... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Istana is open to the public on only 5 days each year. So if you happen to visit Singapore on one of those days you should not miss the opportunity for a visit. Contrary to what was reported in some websites, wearing shorts are...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Istana is only opened to the public for 5 days annually from 0830 to 1800. Since I was free on one of the rare days (Deepavali on 6 Nov 2018), I decided to head down to take a look. Take note - try to be...More

1  Thank ambrose1985
Reviewed 15 June 2018

A lovely building and even lovelier inside. The chandeliers were fabulous. Lots of historical significance. Also some very exquisite gifts from countries round the world. Polite and welcoming staff on duty.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Every Chinese New Year, the Prime Minister (PM) will invite Grassroots Leaders to his Chinese New Year's Garden Party hosted by him at the Istana. The President, the Prime Minister, his cabinet members including most of the Members of the Parliament will be present during...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Came here last weekend with the kids for the CNY Open Day. As always it’s a very popular occasion but we made the effort to arrive early and so it wasn’t as crowded as it might otherwise have been. The gardens are attractive and the...More

Thank KGB777
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We had a nice family outing to Istana during Chinese New Year long weekend. Property is beautiful and it is on a very large land ( be prepared to walk a lot!) ( Wear comfy shoes and hat!) Kids ran on the grass field, had...More

Thank Ana G
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Yes, consider yourself lucky if you get a chance to visit ISTANA, as it's open for public on very few selected days of the year. Same can be checked on the official website. Location - very conveniently located between Dhoby Ghaut and Orchard... Can be...More

2  Thank Nishchal S
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

No words could describe the grandeur of this place. A sprawling greenery in the shopping belt of Singapore. The residence of the president of Singapore. Open house day is free entry for citizens and permanent residents. The rest of the visitors would be $2 per...More

Thank TangCS74
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

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 about 5.15pm if you wish to get...More

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 29 October 2017

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 Singapore. The lake, the high trees and...More

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