Istana Open House
The Istana grounds is open to the public in celebration of Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Hari Raya Puasa, Labour Day, and National Day.
The Istana Open House is scheduled to be held on the following dates in 2013:
Chinese New Year (2nd Day)
Labour Day (Actual Day)
National Day & Hari Raya Puasa
- 11 February 2013 (Monday)
- 1 May 2013 (Wednesday)
- 4 August 2013 (Sunday)
- 3 November 2013* (Sunday)
*date subject to confirmation
Admission to the Istana grounds is free for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents. Other visitors are required to pay an entrance fee of $1 per person. Entrance to the grounds is via the main gate at Orchard Road. Opening hours are usually from 8.30am to 6.00pm.
There will be a variety of performances on the grounds during the Open House. For an entrance fee of $2, visitors could tour selected function rooms in the Istana building and view a special display of gifts presented to the President and the Prime Minister.
Istana souvenirs are also sold at the Open House. All proceeds from the sale of the souvenirs and the entrance fees collected go to the Community Chest.
NOTES TO VISITORS:
1. To facilitate security checks, please do not bring sharp objects or bulky items to the Istana
2. The sale of tickets to tour the Istana Main Building will close at 5.30pm, subject to crowd condition