As a symbol of unity, the President is actively involved in the community, supporting various causes including volunteerism, social entrepreneurship, sports, culture and the arts.
As a symbol of unity, the President is actively involved in events organised by community and welfare groups, grassroots, as well as ethnic and religious organisations.
The Istana is opened to the public five days a year. During the Open Houses, the President will take the opportunity to meet and greet with visitors and to wish them well. Find out more about the Open House here.
To make the Istana more accessible to the public, President Halimah has introduced initiatives such as Picnic@Istana, Volunteer Gardeners@Istana and Garden Tours@Istana for more Singaporeans to enjoy the Istana grounds.
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.