Last Sunday, August 02, 2009, Singapore’s Istana held an open house ahead of the National Day which took place one week after the open house (August 09). So I took the opportunity to visit the Istana. After four years staying here, I’ve never been there before.
To enter the Istana that day, Singaporeans and Permanent Residents need not pay a single cent whereas foreigners must pay S$ 1.00 each. What made the long queue was actually a security check using an x-ray scanners and metal detectors. And Indonesia, my homeland, please learn one thing, in Singapore, you need to tale out your laptop from your bag for x-ray scan as well just in case terrorists hide their explosives there. I have experienced that lots of times in Singapore’s Changi Airport. This is one reason why Jakarta’s JW Marriott became a target for the recent bombings.
Inside the brochure I told you earlier, in case of wet weather, please do not use the umbrellas. Why? Is the painting still wet? Or may be scared the colourings would ruin your clothes? Anyway, I did not manage to take shots of the umbrellas, time limit and memory limit.
There were five booths of NHB to promote their museums to children. They are National Museum of Singapore (NMS), Asian Civilisation Museum (ACM), Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) and Peranakan Museum. I♥Museums is the slogan used.
That’s part one, part two is coming up soon most probably this coming weekend along with other posts. Good day.