Sunday, 6 December 2015

Singapore: Istana

Yesterday I got three postcards: two from Singapore and one from Indonesia.

One of the cards from Singapore shows the Istana. The Istana is a mansion in the Orchard Road area. It was built between 1867 and 1869 by the British colonial government as official home of the British governor. Since 1965 it is the official residence and office of the President of Singapore and the working office of the Prime Minister of Singapore. It is also used for state functions and ceremonial occasions. The Istana building and its grounds are open to the public on five selected statutory holidays. The Changing of the Guard Parade every month is a popular public event.

With matching stamps:
Official Residence of the President (from set of two) (issued 24-11-2015)
It is a joint issue with India.
with First Day Special Postmark

Thank You very much Janet!

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