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Orchard Road Istana, Singapore 238823, Singapore
+65 6904 4289
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Watch the highly entertaining change of guards ceremony

Tips: 1. This pompous ceremony, lasting for about 30 minutes, is held only on the first Sunday of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peggy S
via mobile
Great place

The official residence of the President and the working office of the Prime Minister. The place is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vadodara, India
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Orchard Road Istana, Singapore 238823, Singapore
+65 6904 4289
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
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