ISTANA NEGARA , the official residence of the DYMM SPB Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (The King) is located on a hillock at Jalan Istana. The formal grounds is enhanced by immaculate green lawns and formal gardens ablaze with blooms. A lily-filled pond contributes to the serene atmosphere. The palace is also the venue for official functions and ceremonies. On ceremonial occasions, the palace and its grounds are gaily lit-up.