Istana Open House In Singapore – Dates, Opening Hours, Visiting With Kids

Performances + Tours (Updated For 2019)

2019 Feb 06

Istana In Singapore

Please note, due to COVID-19 – all events are cancelled until further notice.  More information here –

The Istana is open!… Let’s go! The Istana grounds will be opening to the public in celebration of holidays of Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Hari Raya Puasa, Labour Day, and National Day. The schedule for 2019 is as follows:

* Chinese New Year (2nd Day)

* Labour Day (Actual Day)

* Hari Raya Puasa (Actual Day)

* National Day (Sunday before)

* Istana 150 Commemoration

* Deepavali

Admission to the Istana grounds is free for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents. Other visitors are required to pay an entrance fee of SG$2 per person. Entrance to the grounds is via the main gate at Orchard Road near Dhoby Ghaut MRT. Opening hours are usually from 8.30am to 6.00pm.

There will be a variety of performances on the grounds during the Open House. Admission for the performances is SG$2 for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents and SG$4 for others.  Visitors can 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.

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