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Istana

Orchard Road Istana, Singapore 238823, Singapore
+65 6904 4289
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Beautiful colonial architecture!

A lovely building and even lovelier inside. The chandeliers were fabulous. Lots of historical... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
tinkle_24
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Northampton, United Kingdom
PM CNY Garden Party

Every Chinese New Year, the Prime Minister (PM) will invite Grassroots Leaders to his Chinese New... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
soh_kien_peng
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Singapore, Singapore
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Orchard Road Istana, Singapore 238823, Singapore
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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.

Thank tinkle_24
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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

Thank soh_kien_peng
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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

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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
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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

Thank Nishchal S
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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
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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
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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

Thank rohanpillai1
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

The Istana is only open to the public for 5 days out of the year. Book a tour with the helpful guides for only a few extra SGD that go to charity! The interior building is not very large but the tidbits of history and...More

Thank bctr1
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

'The Istana' (in Malaya it means palace) is the official residence & office of the President of Singapore. It was built more than 150 years ago by the British as the residence for the Governor. Spread over more than 100 acres over a beautiful hilly...More

Thank KabraRamesh
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