Do you know that the Istana used to be a nutmeg plantation in the early years? It has since become an iconic national monument. Today, it is a place where foreign dignitaries are hosted and where outstanding Singaporeans are honoured. The Istana is also well loved and visited by Singaporeans during the Istana Open Houses.
As we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Istana next year, we would like to invite Singaporeans to share your memories of the Istana. We look forward to hearing your stories and receiving your photographs via email: Istana_feedback@istana.gov.sg.
President Halimah Yacob spent a delightful evening celebrating Mid-Autumn Festival with about 100 plus President Challenge’s beneficiaries. This is the first time the Istana is hosting a Mid-Autumn Festival Picnic@Istana. It was lovely to hear the squeals of laughter from the children as they carry their lighted lanterns for their walk on the Istana grounds!
President Halimah Yacob hosted a garden tour for hospice patients and their caregivers at the Istana grounds. It was the first visit to the Istana for many of them. Hope they enjoyed the guided tours to the Ginger Garden, the Tembusu Trees and the Vanda Miss Joaquim bed.