Istana Singapore

 Istana Singapore is the official residence of the President of Singapore. The Palace occupies 40 hectares of land along Orchard Road.

The Palace is a very valuable and important to the history and culture of the country Singapore.


Istana President of Singapore
Istana Singapore





The Palace was built by the colonial Government of United Kingdom to become the residence of the Governor. This building was completed in 1869 and was named Government House. This building fell into the hands of countries Singapore after Singapore gained independence in 1959 and renamed to the Palace.

The building was renovated between 1996 and 1998. The goal is to expand the building and designed following the modern era.

The Palace building is currently has 6 room that used to receive guests and for the ceremony.

The architecture of the Palace of Singapore consists of:
– The Palace Main Building
Located at the top of the Hill. Aristektur Castle is similar to many of the neo-Palladian berstyle building from the 18th century which was designed by the experts of United Kingdom military buildings in India.

– Sri Temasek
Sri Temasek is a typical 19th century bungalow. Built in 1869, the building was used as residence of the Colonial Secretary. After Singapore became independent, this building served as the residence of the Prime Minister of Singapore.

-The Villa
The Villa was built in 1908 as a residential Aide-De-Camp, later in 1916 became the Private Secretary of the bungalow. After that in 1958 became the residence of the Attorney General. After independence, the villa was used for entertaining guests until 1984.

– Military Guardroom
Built in the early 1990s for the celebration ceremony of the guards.

The Palace is located on Orchard Road, Singapore 238823 (near Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station).

The Palace hosts the Palace Open House 5 times in 1 year (on the day of Chinese new year, Deepavali, Eid Mubarak, Labour Day and National Day). At a time when we can visit the Palace of Singapore.

Court schedule an Open House in 2011:
  • February 4, 2011 (to commemorate Chinese new year)
  • 1 May 2011 (to commemorate the Labour Day)
  • August 7, 2011 (to commemorate National Day)
  • 30 August 2011 (to commemorate the feast day of fasting)
  • October 26, 2011 (to celebrate Deepavali)

The entrance ticket price is S $ 1. For Singaporean and PR are not charged admission. The stated from 8.30 AM-18.00 PM.
At the time of the Open House there will be a lot of events. If you pay S $ 2 for admission, you can enter into a room inside the Palace and see some special gifts to the President and the Prime Minister of Singapore. Visitors are forbidden to carry sharp objects.

You can buy souvernir sold in the Palace at the time of the Open House. The entrance ticket & will be donated to the Community Chest.

Official Website: http://www.istana.gov.sg/content/istana/index.html

 

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