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Istana Open House 2022 (Deepavali)
October 24, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pmFree
Istana Open House 2022 for Deepavali (IOH 2022 Deepavali) will be held on 24 October 2022 at the presidential residence along Orchard Road. Apart from being treated to live band and dance performances by youths, visitors will also be able to participate in a series of interactive games, art and candle making sessions, and guided tours. For visitors who are looking to snack on something while touring the compound, halal burgers, drinks and ice creams will be on sale throughout the day.
Entry to the Istana ground is free for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents. Charges for activities, tours, food, souvenirs, entry to Istana Main Building, and entry to Istana ground for non-residents apply.
- Venue: The Istana, Orchard Rd, Singapore 238823 [Map]
- Date: 24 October 2022
- General Entry: 8:30am – 6:00pm
- Guided Tours: 9:00am – 2:30pm / 4:30pm – 5:00pm
- Nature Guided Tour: 10:00am – 4:00pm
|Singapore Dollars (SGD)||Adult||Child (4-12)||Child (<4)|
|Istana grounds (Citizens & PR)||Free||Free||Free|
|Istana grounds (Standard)||2||Free||Free|
|Istana Main Building (Citizens & PR)||(Self-guided) 2|
(Guided) 4 *
(Guided) 2 *
|Istana Main Building (Standard)||(Self-guided) 4|
(Guided) 10 *
(Guided) 2 *
|Nature Guided Tour (Citizens & PR) #||4||2||Free|
|Nature Guided Tour (Standard) #||10||2||Free|
- * The Istana Main Building Guided Tours are conducted by volunteers from the National Heritage Board. The tours are limited to 15 persons per group and depart every 30 minutes from 9:00am – 2:30pm and 4:30pm – 5:00pm.
- # The Nature Guided Tours are conducted by volunteers from NParks. The tours are limited to 15 persons per group and depart every hour from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
- All fees collected for the guided tours will go towards charities supported by the President’s Challenge.
The Istana is open to walk-ins on 24 October 2022, from 8:30am to 6:00pm. Registration or application for tickets is not required.
There are a few things to note for all visitors:
- Admission to the Istana Open House is subject to security checks.
- Security personnel reserve the right to deny entry to visitors with prohibited items.
- There are no storage facilities in the Istana.
- Visitors should remain masked at all times when indoors.
About Istana Open House (IOH)
The Istana is the official residence and office of the President of Republic of Singapore. The venue is usually used to receive and host state guests, but for at least five times a year, is open to the general public. Apart from giving the public a glimpse into the interiors of the Istana, the Open House serves as an outreach activity between the President and the public.
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