Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit the Istana here in Singapore. The Istana is the official residence and office of the Singapore President and the office of the Prime Minister. It’s also a white house and a resemblance to the architecture of our White House. The British sure did have some influence! The Istana is only open for tours on public holidays. Last weekend was Deepavali, so I took the opportunity to explore with a friend. We were able to take the tour of the grounds for an entry fee of $1 and then decided to splurge for the $10 tour of the Istana for some more in-depth information. Unfortunately pictures were not allowed inside the Istana. It was very formal and many of the interesting “gifts” from other countries were displayed. Most of this weeks’s pictures are from the lovely outdoor gardens. Enjoy!