The Istana, one of Singapore's oldest heritage sites, will turn 150 next year. An Istana 150 logo competition was held during the National Day Istana Open House (IOH). The logo competition will run from 29 July to 29 September 2018. Those interested to participate can still do so by requesting for a copy of the participation form via email: email@example.com . The winning entry will be unveiled by President Halimah Yacob at the Deepavali Istana Open House on 6 November 2018.
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.
President enjoyed the show and thanked the performers during their interaction at the National Day Parade 2018.