50 Best Kept Secrets of the Istana Bundle
- Flora and Fauna
- History and Heritage
- People and Places
Discover little-known facts about Istana, the place previously known as Government House, from its completion in 1869 to when Singapore achieved self-governance in 1959 up till the present day.
In 2019, the Istana celebrated its rich 150-year history—one that's filled with distinguished guests, interesting milestones and the thriving wildlife and plants within its gates—with this series, the Best Kept Secrets of the Istana.
In Flora and Fauna, you’ll discover 50 little-known facts about the curious creatures found within the Istana's gardens; the great heritage trees that dot its landscape; and conservation programmes that help keep the Istana domain well-maintained into the future.
Flora and Fauna also features photographs and illustrations of the Istana’s gardens and animals in this engaging and visually-stunning read.
- In History and Heritage, you’ll learn 50 little-known facts about the place formerly known as Government House, beginning with its construction and eventual completion in 1869. Using archival research surrounding the history of Singapore, this book presents the country’s past in an easy-to-follow narrative, as you find out all about one of Singapore's most iconic buildings that we seldom get to visit.
In People and Places, find out all about the landmarks within the Istana domain, the rooms inside the Main Building, as well as the staff members and honourable visitors who have left indelible marks there. People and Places has a contemporary narrative, with a focus on the rooms and landmarks of the domain; distinguished guests such as heads of state and world leaders who have visited the Istana; and outstanding staff members who maintain the buildings and the grounds. Complementing this book is an illustrated gatefold map that readers can use to explore areas of the Istana that are open to the public during its Open House days.
Page Count: 80
Year Published: 2019
Size: 210mm x 140mm