Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My World Tuesday-Istana Park Part 1

This is a very small park but of great importance. It is Istana Park. You can read more about it in the below photo. The world Istana is actually a malay word meaning palace. But the Istana in Singapore is infact the official residence of our President where he receives and entertain guests. So this little park is just opposite the Istana.

The centrepiece of the park must be this Festival Arch which is 26 metres tall. You can read more about the Istana Park in here.

At the Istana Park, there's a coffee house here and when night comes there will be more customers.

Visit tomorrow to see the beautiful flowers I saw in the park.

Please visit "That's my World" for other parts of the world.

21 comments:

Louise said...

Very pretty.And that arch IS nice.

Indrani said...

Beautiful park!
They allow cameras in your President's garden? Lucky!!

alicesg said...

Nah, this park is not within the President's compound(Istana). This park is not enclosed and it is opposite the Istana and anyone can just visit the park on any days. But the Istana will be open to the public only on special days.

Although the Istana is the President's Official Residential but the president dont really stay there, he has his own private home.

Today's Blah... said...

This is one neat park and I would so love to have a coffee or some other cold delights. Beautiful part of the world again.

Anya said...

Waaaaaaaaaaw thats a beautiful park:))
I never seen soon beauty, in our country is almost very simple ;)
Singapore is such a beauty :))
Thanks for sharing its great !!

Arija said...

A very nice little park.

Reader Wil said...

This is a beautiful park indeed! Thanks for telling about Singapore where I spent more than a month in 1945 after the war. Have a great day!

Ann said...

I remember this park just outside the MRT to go to Spot light. When I am in a park in Singapore, It is so besutiful. I only wish the weather is cooler.

magiceye said...

impressive!

Cebu Pictures said...

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Clara said...

It's a lovely park. The arch is impressive!

Lakshmi said...

this is a singapore i didnt know..thanks..its beautiful

Tabib said...

Nice arch and garden.
Can we go inside the Istana?

Photo Cache said...

another nice spot in singapore. singapore is filled with must see spots.

Marie said...

Very pretty park. So well maintained!

alicesg said...

Tabib, the Istana Park is open to all and is not enclosed, while the Istana which is enclosed will be open only on special days like New Year.

Thanks all for the nice comments.

SandyCarlson said...

A beautiful place, plain and simple.

Marites said...

I've been there with my friends but didn't know the name of the park until now. We were afraid to take pics as we thought it's prohibited considering it's near the President's place:) If we had known, we could've taken lots of pics. Thanks for the info though. Next time, I'll take pictures:D

Erin said...

enjoyed your post and commentary...lovely gardens there.
have a good week.

the donG said...

small yet it still looks big to me. i just saw the flowers!

Lawstude said...

i definitely will enjoy a cup of coffee with these as views. splendid.