This video animation of the Istana Open House Adventures children storybook titled “The Curious Sounds Of The Istana” is a collaboration with Ngee Ann Polytechnic. The story brings forth the joy of four young intrepid children who visited the Istana during its May Day Istana Open House and discovered the hidden history and the beautiful grounds of the Istana. The children uncovered many trees and palms, and birds from the Istana grounds with a mystery map presented by Uncle John, a volunteer gardener.
The voice-over roles were dubbed by President Halimah Yacob, Nur Elmelda Shayriza Bte Abdullah from New Life Stories, Xander Lee Zhuo Yi from Club Rainbow (Singapore), Bhavya Bala and Iman Nuh Bin Rizal from Chua Chu Kang Primary School.
The President is responsible for safeguarding the national reserves and the integrity of the public service. The President also receives foreign dignitaries, officiates at state functions and performs other ceremonial and community duties.
Besides official functions, the President actively supports community and social causes. The President often graces events organised by grassroots, community and welfare groups, as well as ethnic and religious organisations.
The portraits of President Halimah and her spouse, Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee, are displayed in public buildings. The Presidential Standard is flown at the Istana in the day, when the President is in the country. The Presidential Crest is used on state crockery, gifts and stationery related to the President.