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Orchard Road Istana, Singapore 238823, Singapore
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Labour Day Istana Open House

Went there with my best friend during the open house on Labour Day. Queue about 20 minutes to get... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Singapore, Singapore
Magical Istana

We happened to be in Singapore on Labour Day public holiday, so what do you do?...you join a fair... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
David S
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Went there with my best friend during the open house on Labour Day. Queue about 20 minutes to get into the security check point. Quite crowded as we arrived about 9:30 am, fast lane was setup for the old, wheelchair bound. This is the second...More

Thank rtang41
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We happened to be in Singapore on Labour Day public holiday, so what do you do?...you join a fair portion of the locals and head to the presidential palace and grounds. Lots of people in the queue but it moved quickly enough. The wait was...More

1  Thank David S
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I was disappointed that it was not possible for walk-up tourists to visit the Istana, so I had to make do with the newly-opened Istana Heritage Gallery located next to the Dhoby Ghaut MRT station. It is only small, but it was interesting to about...More

Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is a beautiful old colonial building and it is very rare to be able to go inside the grounds let alone the ground floor of the building, so if you get a chance go there on a day when it is open, get there...More

Thank Duncan60
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I went there during chines new years. We went at the opening time (8:30am), almost no queue. But I would not advise to go if there is a queue. Not much to see, the park is random and plenty of better parks in Singapore. Plus...More

Thank Samuel B
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We visited the Istana during their open house and loved it. The grounds were beautiful and the house itself was almost regal. There is a strong sense of history in the place, but also a very real grounding to the present day.

Thank Evan L
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Headed to the Istana Open House during the 2016 Hari Raya. Though I was perspiring profusely when climbing up the mini hill towards the Istana, the journey was priceless. It’s my first visit to the Istana and I was extremely mesmerized by the beautiful nature...More

Thank Yana M
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Istana will be opened to public on 5 gazetted public holidays namely (1) Chinese New Year (likely 2nd day of Lunar New Year); (2) Labour Day 1 May; (3) Hari Raya Puasa; (4) National Day (not actual day) & (5) Deepavali. Opened 8.30am - 5.30pm....More

Thank 692linz
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Came here today for the CNY opening. It's only open a few times a year and I've never managed to see it before. Long queues to get in and even longer queues to visit the main building interior. I only saw the grounds as the...More

1  Thank KGB777
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

The Istana is only opened on public holidays to the public. There are paid guided tours to the Istana and Nature walk. A great place to picnic. Bring your picnic basket. Nothing much to see in the Istana itself. Limited access. Go early to avoid...More

Thank Sharon T
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