Sunday 12 November 2023, 8.30am to 6pm.
Exciting news peeps! The Deepavali Istana Open House 2023 will be held on Sunday 12 November 2023 and is open to all visitors. Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents enter for free. Other visiting adults will be required to pay an entrance fee of $10 per person. Children aged four to 12 will be charged $2 to enter. Tickets can be purchased at the entrance on the day of the event. Read more about the food trucks. performances, candle making, henna and balloon sculpting on the day and what to expect at the Istana Open House here.
Visitors can also join guided tours of the main building, where they will be able to view selected rooms and take a closer look at state gifts presented to Singapore leaders, from 9.30am to 5pm.
General Istana Open House Info
The Istana is typically open to the public on five days 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.
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.
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