Istana 3.0 rating

  Historical

Completed in 1869, this Malay-Indian hybrid building was once the Government House of the colony of Singapore, before being repurposed on independence as the official residence of the President. The 100-acre grounds occupy some of Singapore's choicest real estate and incorporate several gardens and even a 9-hole golf course. There is a Change of guard ceremony every first Sunday of the month. The Istana is open to the public on only five days a year: Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Hari Raya Puasa, Labour Day and National Day.

 Hours 
Sun
8:30
18:00
Mon
8:30
18:00
Tue
8:30
18:00
Wed
8:30
18:00
Thu
8:30
18:00
Fri
8:30
18:00
Sat
8:30
18:00
About Istana

 Singapore

 Nearest Transit: Somerset (Line: North South Line)

 +65 6736 6622

 http://www.istana.gov.sg

Istana and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
S.E.A. Aquarium

S.E.A. Aquarium(0.6 km)
The largest oceanarium in the world.

Merlion

Merlion(1.8 km)
Singapore's official symbol, 8.

Sands SkyPark

Sands SkyPark(2.5 km)
Singapore's single most dramatic landmark, the SkyPark defies gravity, perched 55 stories above the ground like a surfboard on top of the three hotel towers.

Singapore City Gallery

Singapore City Gallery(2.2 km)
3-storey visitor gallery with large scaled models of the entire country (ground floor) as well as the city centre (incredibly life-like), which provide good orientation of the country for first-timers.

Thian Hock Keng Temple

Thian Hock Keng Temple(2.1 km)
The oldest Hokkien temple in Singapore, dating back to 1821, although the structure was thoroughly refurbished in 2000.

Chinatown Heritage Centre

Chinatown Heritage Centre(1.7 km)
An excellent museum chronicling how Chinatown came to be and the privation suffered by early migrants.

1-Altitude Viewing Gallery

1-Altitude Viewing Gallery(1.8 km)
Viewing gallery opened in 2010 at the rooftop of OUB Centre offers an unparalleled 360-degree view of Singapore from the highest point in the city-state at 282 metres.

Battle Box

Battle Box(0.5 km)
The former HQ of the British army during World War 2, now turned into an air-conditioned museum complete with animatronic figures retelling the events of the days before surrender.

Istana Tickets and Tours in Singapore

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