Istana Open House (02/08/2009) – Part 2

The second part of Singapore’s Istana open day.

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The pond at Victoria Garden

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A statue of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, the garden was named after her. She was the queen when Singapore was still a British colony.

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More information about Her Majesty statue

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Lotus banana or musa ornata

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Blood banana

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Paper plant

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Heliconia rostrata

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Water lily or nymphaera sp

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Johannesteijmannia sp

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Thunbergia or thunbergia affinis

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A fountain located metres away from the main Istana building

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People picnicking with skyscrapers in the background

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The Istana

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Closer to the Istana

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Dwarf ixora or ixora siamentis

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Phyllanthus or phyllanthus ayrtifelima

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After that, I went inside the main Istana building. The ticket costs S$ 2.00 each and the money raised will go for charity causes. However, phototakings are not allowed inside the building, prior to security. Inside the building, there are many gifts from Singapore’s friends. The artefacts are priceless.

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Keep the children busy here

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A building in which visitors are not allowed to visit

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This is where art competition participants submitted their artworks.

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A McDonald’s booth was set up to cater hungry visitors.

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This is a map to tell visitors the dos and don’ts places to visit in the compound.

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Exit

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And that’s the end of Istana Open Day report. For the first report on this issue, please visit this link.

That’s all from me now. Thanks for coming and good day.

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