21 Apr‘24

Hari Raya Puasa & Labour Day Istana Open House on 21 April 2024: Free Entry!

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Hari Raya Puasa & Labour Day Istana Open House: 21 April 2024 8.30am to 6pm

The next Istana Open House will be on 21 April in celebration of Hari Raya Puasa and Labour Day. Visitors can look forward to live performances, guided tours, activity booths and an enhanced Swan Pond. Read more about what to expect at the Istana Open House here.

Programme for the Hari Raya Puasa & Labour Day Istana Open House

The Labour Day Istana Open House/ Hari Raya Aidilfitri Istana Open House will be held from 8.30am to 6pm, and will feature live performances, activities and more. Multicultural dances and songs that feature traditional instruments such as the angklung, kulintang, and gamelan are not to be missed. These performances will be led by students from these local schools – Ahmad Ibrahim Secondary School, Bukit Batok Secondary School, Fuhua Secondary School, Hougang Secondary School, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Riverside Secondary School, School of Science and Technology, Yuan Ching Secondary School and Yuhua Secondary School.

Merchandise booths and guided tours

As well as the performances and tours of the grounds, visitors can also purchase limited-edition Istana and President’s Challenge souvenirs at the merchandise booths. There will also be merchandise booths set up by three social service agencies: Club Heal, Muscular Dystrophy Association (Singapore) and Ain Society – Support Group for Cancer Patients and Family. Do note that only cashless payments are accepted!

At the open house, visitors can go on the National Heritage Board’s guided tours of the Istana’s main building to view selected function rooms and have a closer look at state gifts presented to Singapore’s leaders. Visitors can also visit the Istana Heritage Gallery for free.

The National Parks Board will also hold nature guided tours to showcase the flora and fauna on the Istana grounds. Food and drinks stalls and food trucks, as well as merchandise booths selling limited-edition Istana souvenirs and President’s Challenge souvenirs, will be at the Istana open house too.
How much: Free for Singaporeans and permanent residents. $20 entrance fee for other visitors. Admission is free for children below four years old. Each guided tour costs $4 for Singaporeans and permanent residents, but is free for children below four years old.

Event Price

Free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents.

Event Location

Orchard Road (Near Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station)
Singapore 238823
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