Istana Open House
Ever wondered what the official residence of the President of the Republic of Singapore looks like on the inside? Well, you can visit the Istana grounds on the following dates when it is open to the public in celebration of Chinese New Year; Deepavali; Hari Raya Puasa; Labour Day; and National Day.
1. Chinese New Year (2nd Day) – 1 February 2014 (Saturday)
2. Labour Day (Actual Day) – 1 May 2014 Thursday)
3. Hari Raya Puasa & National Day – 2 August 2014 (Saturday)
4. Deepavali (Actual Day) – 23 October 2014 (Thursday)*
*Date is subject to confirmation.
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. There are also guided tours of the Istana building, conducted by the Preservation of Sites and Monuments (PSM) volunteers.
Time: 8.30am – 6pm
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents
S$1 for non-Singaporeans and non-Singapore Permanent Residents
Entrance: main gate at Orchard Road
For more information, visit the Official website.