Located in the north-western side of the Botanical Gardens is Istana Bogor which is another name for the Summer Palace of the President of Indonesia. It would have belonged to former Dutch governors during the colonial period from 1870 until the 1940s and nowadays some of the highlights here include large lawns which are covered in graceful deer and a small museum of art which is made up of the personal collection of the former president of Indonesia, Sukarno. The building takes on European style architecture in the 19th century and almost similar to the Blenheim Palace Palace, the residence of the Duke of Malborough.
Indonesia proclaimed her Independence on August 17th 1945. In Bogor every year this historic event is celebrated the whole month with numerous exciting events throughout the city that are aimed at enhancing Unity in Diversity. The city decorated by Indonesian red-and-white flag and much activities at Bogor city central, Bogor Botanical Garden, Presidential Palace, Jl. Sudirman and Taman Kencana.