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Istana, Singapore, Singapore

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Distance from city center: 1.6mi
tylerd's pictureby tylerd Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 28th of September, 2010
The colonial architecture of Singapore is one of the city's highlights, even if it recalls a not entirely pleasant era of the nation's history. This extensive colonial house used to be the residence of the British Governor of Singapore, located at the center of a nutmeg plantation.

Today, Istana, as the building is called, is the official residence of the Singapore's president,  and many of the government's official meetings and receptions are held here. Istana is one of the most interesting sightseeing spots in the city, but unfortunately it is open to the public only ive times a year: for the Chinese New Year, for Labour Day, for Singapore's National Day, or Deepavali and for Hari Raya Puasa.

Orchard Rd, Singapore 238823

$1 or foreigners

Opening Hours:
8.30 am to 6.00 pm

Boat Quay and Mohamed Sultan RoadSago Street

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