1 August 2021
The Istana is the official residence and office of the President of Singapore Halima Yacob. Istana means “palace” in Malay, it is where the President receives and entertains state guests. The Istana is one impressive residence – it occupies over 40 hectares in Orchard Road. The Istana building was built by the British Colonial government in 1869 to house its governors.
Every year the Istana opens to the public on during Chinese New Year, Labour Day, Hari Raya Puasa, National Day and Deepavali. and if you get a chance to visit – it is worth a look around! The Istana stands on what used to be Charles Robert Prinsep’s nutmeg plantation, so it is a wonderfully landscaped green garden with a variety of flora and fauna. The Istana residence as well as the green garden and grounds is partially open to the public on Istana Open Days and we recommend keeping note of when you can visit to get a chance to peek into this beautiful slice of Singapore heritage
This year the Istana is reopening its grounds to the public on Sunday, 1 August 2021, in celebration of National Day. However, the Istana will be inviting only the ticket holders of the cancelled Istana Open House from 13 May 2021 back for the National Day Istana Open House on 1 August 2021. These ticket holders will be receiving more details via email.
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.