Portraits of the Eighth President of the Republic of Singapore, Mdm Halimah Yacob, and Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee may be removed on 14 September 2023 and disposed of in a dignified manner.
Information about the collection of the portraits of President Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Ms Jane Ittogi will be released at a later date.
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.
The Istana turned 150 in 2019. A series of events and activities were held over the past year to commemorate this landmark anniversary.