Istana FTW

Istana FTW

Finally, after 22 years of being a Singaporean, I had the opportunity to prance around the gardens of the President. This opportunity is so special because it occurs in only a special five times a year. The elusive park, grandest of it's kind in Singapore, is opened to the public only five times a year. Entry is free for all Singaporeans though foreigners have to pay a small fee of $2 to enter the compound. Money will be donated to the Community Chest. This year, we decided we should take our graduation photos there. Five times a year only leh! Better 把握机会! (take the chance). That whole afternoon was marked by a series of interesting happenings. We were queuing to enter, and the queue extended all the way from the Istana to the MRT Station. The queue moved pretty quickly and soon we were passed the bus stop. Then suddenly we noticed two aunties, one wearing Purple Lipstick...

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Thousands throng to Istana to see President Nathan at his last Open House

Thousands throng to Istana to see President Nat...

tnp.sg 31 Aug '11, 9am

Even an intermittent drizzle couldn't discourage the more than 18,500 visitors who attended the Istana Open House yesterda...

#PRC tourists climb tree at #Istana Open House -- all for a photo

#PRC tourists climb tree at #Istana Open House ...

singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg 30 Aug '11, 8am

STOMPer sg_panda was stunned by the actions of these tourists from China. They were spotted climbing this old tree at the ...

S R Nathan greets 18,000 at Istana in his final...

todayonline.com 30 Aug '11, 9pm

SINGAPORE - A light drizzle in the early evening yesterday did not deter thousands of Singaporeans and foreigners from thr...

Come tour the Istana on Hari Raya Puasa

Come tour the Istana on Hari Raya Puasa

channelnewsasia.com 28 Aug '11, 11am

SINGAPORE: The Istana grounds will be open to the public from 8.30am to 6pm on Tuesday to celebrate Hari Raya Puasa. The b...

Istana grounds open to public on Tues for Hari Raya: Heng, TT win. Or maybe have to lease from People's Association.

Istana grounds open to public on Tues for Hari ...

straitstimes.com 29 Aug '11, 3am

The Istana grounds will be open to the public on Aug 30 to celebrate Hari Raya Puasa. Opening hours are from 8.30am to 6.0...

want to watch changing of guards in Singapore? 4 Sep is the date #singapore

want to watch changing of guards in Singapore? ...

straitstimes.com 01 Sep '11, 5pm

The changing of Istana Guards Ceremony by the Singapore Armed Forces Military Police Command at the Istana main gate will ...

A comparison of Prophet Muhammad's House, the new Istana Negara and Buckingham Palace.

A comparison of Prophet Muhammad's House, the n...

loyarburok.com 25 Aug '11, 9am

His house was but a hut with walls of unbaked clay and a thatched roof of palm leaves covered by camel skin. He had separa...