Had a little adventure by trekking through overgrown vegetation, climbing up a small little hillside to reach this abandoned building (at that time not known to be a former palace, belonging to the Sultan of Johor).
Interesting site - would have been beautiful in its heyday and quite sad to be left in its current state of abandonment.
Until the next time, onto the world and beyond!
Info obtained from http://remembersingapore.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/last-royal-palace-of-singapore/ regarding the site:
On a nearby hill, Sultan Abu Bakar built another majestic blue-roofed
house for his beloved fourth wife Sultana Khadijah. It was Istana Woodneuk, often confused with Istana Tyersall but was just as grand
during its heydays. In 1930, the house was renovated by Sultan Ibrahim
Iskandar (1873 – 1959), son of Sultan Abu Bakar and the 22nd
Sultan of Johor. Today, it is surrounded by thick overgrown vegetation
along Holland Road, forgotten and in ruins. The land where the house is
standing on still belongs to the Sultan of Johor.