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Istana Wooden York is an abandoned two-storey palace at the former Tyersall Park, bounded by Holland Road and Tyersall Avenue, near the Singapore Botanic Gardens in Singapore. Before it was rebuilt in 1935 it was known as Istana Woodneuk. It suffered a major fire in 2006 and has been deemed beyond repair. The remains of the palace, as well as the land it sits on, is private land belonging to the State of Johor. It is not charted on most modern maps and is currently not accessible to the public.
The former palace is commonly confused with the demolished Istana Tyersall, which is nearby. The most obvious difference between the two former palaces is the colour of the roof tiles: Istana Tyersall had red tiles, while those of Istana Woodneuk were blue.
Istana Woodneuk Reviews
Quite an ordeal to find the place. Heard it was then closed down or something. Wasn't as scary as I thought but was an eye opening experience. Sad that these kind of places started to be demolished... more »
- curious, ominous-looking abandoned mansion in the vicinity of Botanic Gardens. - seems to have lots of history behind it, but not officially gazetted. - worth a visit, but enter with care; some... more »
This place is great. Easy to get to, probably the only abandoned building in Singapore without any motion sensors or CCTV. I've been there twice, and the second time (on a Saturday) there were also 3 other groups of people there, so if you want the place quiet, it's best to go on a weekday. To get onto the roof, you must go to behind the main staircase on the second floor. There is a ladder that's quite stable which leads to the roof. By the way, there are also wasps/hornets around on the left side of the second floor(while facing the building from the front). Anyway if you plan to go, have fun! P.S. Even though the other reviewers have said it was taped and cordoned off, the tape is barely visible and is easy to pass. Don't worry about it. Visited during January 2017.
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