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    Question Istana Change of Guards Ceremony

    Would anyone happen to know when there would be a Change of Guards Ceremony outside the Istana?
    Is it still every first Sunday of the month?

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    Yup it is still.

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    Default Yup it is still.

    hi Minimalis, Thank you for replying. Do you have the timings?

    Cheers
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    March off from Heeren area is usually 5.30pm. Reach Istana will be around 5.45-5.50pm. Show goes on till about 6 plus. But subjected to changes due to weather etc.

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    hi Minimalis, Thank you for the information.

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    No worries. For more clarification there'll be two boards that will be placed outside the istana at approx 5pm on that day itself providing all the information about the parade that you need.

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    anyone can tell me what the ceremony is like?
    any pics can show

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    The COG is made up of the following segments.

    1) Istana guards in ceremonial uniform take up position at the entrance.

    2) 'New" Istana guards march in accompanied by the provost unit precision drill squad & SAF band.

    3) Change of guards procedures commences. This will be followed by a show from the precision drill squad... goes on for about 10 mins I think. I think this is the highlight for photog.

    be forwarned, the above information was correct about 3yrs ago. I have not gone to the Istana to watch the COG for a longwhile already. I doubt there's much changes though..

    Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helbreath
    anyone can tell me what the ceremony is like?
    any pics can show
    I remember seeing the guards getting ready just outside citibank..the one next to hmv at ard 5pm a few months ago. They will then march down to the Istana where the ceremony will begin.

    there is some info here

    hope this helps.

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    that means the guards form up in a contingent from the side of HMV... but how do they move from faber house to outside the istana? march along orchard road?

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    Yeah, the contingent will march along orchard rd

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    Quote Originally Posted by zha
    Yeah, the contingent will march along orchard rd
    you mean, the black tarmac? one lane closed off while they march over?

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    Default on the tarmac

    hi sehsuan, i think they will march on the left-most lane.
    this coming sunday......
    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by emollientcolt
    hi sehsuan, i think they will march on the left-most lane.
    this coming sunday......
    cheers
    :-D
    sure hope i have the time and energy to pop by there in the afternoon. sept 7, right?

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