Visit The Istana On Hari Raya Puasa

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The Istana Open House (Istana photo)

The Istana Hari Raya Open House will be held on 5 June 2019 in conjunction with the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration. The event is open to the public on 5 June 2019 from 8.30am to 6pm. It is free of charge for Singaporeans and Singapore permanent residents. All other visitors are required to pay an entrance fee of S$2 per person.

Visitors will get to enjoy cultural performances and showcases by key communities including the Sree Narayana Mission and The Peranakan Association. Take a nature guided walk to explore the Istana’s rich flora, fauna and biodiversity or tour the Istana’s main building and view collections of State Gifts. Visit the Istana Heritage Gallery and discover Singapore’s history and heritage.

Istana Open House (Istana photo)

Overall Programme

8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.Istana Snacks and Drinks Booths by NCSSTent near Ceremonial Plaza
8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.  Istana Merchandise, Snacks and Drinks Booths by NCSS  Centre Gate 
8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  Balloon Sculpting Booth by the Singtel Recreation Club
8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  Display of Birds by the Wildlife Reserves of Singapore 
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. Istana Garden Walk Mobile Phone Application Booth by Temasek Polytechnic 
10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.  Udders Ice Cream Booth 
8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. Istana Main Building Self-guided Tour Ticketing Booth near Ceremonial Plaza 
9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.  Istana Main Building Guided Tour by National Heritage Board  
10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.  Nature Guided Walk organised by NParks  
8.30.a.m. – 5.30.p.m.Merchandise Booth by NCSSIstana Building 


9.35.a.m. – 9.50.a.m. Indian Dance Performance by Singapore Ceylon Tamil Association  Ceremonial Plaza  

9.55.a.m. – 10.10.a.m.Choir Performance by Tao Nan School 
10.30.a.m. – 10.45.a.m.Angklung Performance by Jiemin Primary School
11.00.a.m. – 11.20.a.m. Malay Dance by Millenia Institute
11.15.a.m. – 11.25.a.m. Malay Dance by Zhenghua Secondary SchoolLower Lawn 
11.50.a.m. – 12.20.p.m. Guzheng Performance by Chongfu SchoolCeremonial Plaza
1.00.p.m. – 2.00.p.m.  Band Performance by Rosyth School Main Tent 
1.30.p.m. – 2.30.p.m.  Angklung Performance by Opera Estate Primary School  Ceremonial Plaza 
3.30.p.m. – 5.00.p.m. Chinese Orchestra Performance by Marsiling Chinese Orchestra Main Tent 
4.30.p.m. – 5.00.p.m. Cultural Dance Performance by Singapore Malayalee Association Ceremonial Plaza 

Visitors should not bring any pointed or sharp objects such as knives or forks, flammable items including lighters, canned food or drinks. Leave your pets except for guide dogs at home. You cannot consume alcoholic drinks or smoke in the Istana grounds. Check the Istana website for more details.

Bring home an Istana souvenir, such as memorabilia from the President’s Challenge. Proceeds from the sale of souvenirs are donated to charities supported by the President’s Challenge.

The Istana is open to the public on public holidays including Chinese New Year, Labour Day, Hari Raya Puasa. Future open house dates this year include National Day on 2 July 2019, Istana 150 Commemorative Event on 6 October 2019 and Deepavali on 27 October 2019.

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