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Singapore - Istana Park 2011

Istana park is a small park constructed around one of the entrances to Dhoby Ghaut MRT station. It is a haven of tranquillity next to the lower end of of the bustling Orchard Road. A mix of formal planting with hot colours along the roadside contrasts with the gentle greens around the pond  with informal planting around a cannonball tree.

water feature flag poles   Fern unfurling 
Through the water feature   Plants around the pond. 
Cannonball tree flower   Cannonball tree fruit and flower buds

Istana Park 2012

In October 2012 we paid another visit to Singapore  to see the recently opened Gardens On The Bay. Of course  we had another look at Istana Park.

Lotus flower    Lotus Flower Pond

Lotus flower

Pond    Shelter in the park

By Dhoby Ghaut Station    Looking out of the park

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