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The Istana

I took these pictures during an open day at the Istana over Chinese New Year 2001.  It has an open day on most public holidays when the general public can go along and have a look round.  At some time during the day the President will appear and talk to the crowds that are wandering around the grounds and the palace.  MM Lee Kuan Yew still has his office there as does SM Goh Chok Tong.  Within the grounds is a 9 hole golf course.  A rare oasis on bustling Orchard Road.



The Istana Palace

Queen Victoria

View from the front door down across the garden

Some shade to sit and talk

Something to cool the children down a bit

View out towards the city

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