23 Jul‘23

Istana Open House for National Day 2023: Live Performances & Food Trucks

Istana Open House 2024
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Sunday, 23 July 2023, 8:30am to 6pm

Exciting news peeps! The National Day Istana Open House 2023 will be held on Sunday, 23 July 2023, 8:30am to 6pm and this year there will be live performances, food trucks and fun activity booths! The National Day Istana Open House is open to all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents for free. All other visitors (four years old and above) are required to pay an entrance fee of $2 per person. Read more about what to expect at the Istana Open House here.

National Day Istana Open House 2023 Activities:

Look out for live performances, F&B Booths and activities at the National Day Istana Open House 2023.


9.00am – 10.30am: Band Performance by New Town Primary School
10.00am – 10.30am: Malay Dance by Damai Primary School
10.00am – 11.00am: Musical Performance by The ETC
11.00am – 12.00pm: Band Performance by Anderson Primary School / Indian Dance Performance by Bhaskar’s Arts Academy / Music Performance by Eunice and Lay Chun
12.00pm – 12.45pm: Musical Performance by NAFA
12.00pm – 1.00pm: Dance of the Nation by SportSG
1.00pm – 2.00pm: Guzheng Performance by Tan Chu Yuan
2.00pm – 3.00pm: Music Performance by NJ Studio / Music Performance by yIN Harmony / Musical Performance by Harmon-ee Music
3.00pm – 4.00pm: Dance of the Nation by SportSG / Dikir Barat Performance by Madrasah Irsyad Zuhri Al-Islamiah / Music Performance by Fyrdauz Macbeth
4.00pm – 5.00pm: Musical Performance by Gendang Akustika

Activity Booths: 8:30am – 6.00pm

Clay Craft, Pastel Nagomi Art for Children by People’s Association
Candle Art Making by Candlescape
Merlion Activity by Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist Association
Arts and Crafts for Kids (e.g., coaster painting, face tattoo)
Interactive Community Games (e.g., giant jenga, hopscotch, Connect4)
Arabic Calligraphy by Madrasah Aljunied Al-Islamiah
Traditional Games (e.g., five stones, capteh) by National Heritage Board
Outdoor Table Tennis by SportsSG
Cyanotype Workshop by ART:DIS
Henna Art by Cognizant
Balloon Sculpting by Singtel
Youth Volunteerism: Photo Exhibition and Activities by Youth Corps Singapore
Co-existence with Wildlife Exhibitions and Activities by Outward Bound Singapore
Augmented Reality Activity by Singapore Polytechnic
#SGinHarmony Photobooth Activity by MCCY
SGCare Volunteer Go Where Information Booth by SGCares
Kampong Spirit, Kampong Fun Exhibition by National Heritage Board
Mini Playground
National Gallery Roving Art Truck

Guided Tours

9.30am – 5.00pm: Istana Main Building Guided Tour by National Heritage Board
10.00am – 4.00pm: Nature Guided Tour by NParks

Food Trucks at National Day Istana Open House 2023

There will also be food trucks (Old Chang Kee and SG Food Truck), food stalls (Chulop, Epik Kebabs, State of Affairs and Udders Ice Cream), Drinks Booths sponsored by Pokka Pte Ltd and merchandise booths with limited-edition Istana souvenirs and President’s Challenge souvenirs. All fees collected and proceeds from the merchandise booths will go towards charities supported by President’s Challenge.

Admission to National Day Istana Open House 2023

Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents enter for free as will children below 4 years old. Other visitors will pay a fee of $2 for admission. There are also fees applicable for entry to the Istana Main Building Guided Tour and Nature Guided Tour.

General Istana Open House Info

The Istana is typically open to the public on five days during the year. Read all about the Istana Open House days here.

Disclaimer: This is an external event not owned or managed by Sassy Mama. Always check with the organiser for changes or cancellations before heading down.

Image credit: Elisa.rolle via Wikimedia

Event Price

Adults: FREE for SG and PR / $2 Standard

Event Location

The Istana
Orchard Road, Singapore 238823