Istana 150

Commemorating our Past, Embracing the Future


“Istana 150 will be a useful opportunity for us to reflect on our history as a nation and the values that have guided us so far. The Istana has journeyed with Singaporeans over the past 150 years, becoming a key part of our collective memories and identity. It is important that we see this commemoration as an occasion to dig deep into our heritage as one people, because how we have arrived at where we are today will shape who we will be tomorrow.


I also look forward to involving VWOs and persons with disabilities in the upcoming commemorative activities. Many of them, despite their disabilities, have great talents.  I hope that Istana 150 can also be a platform for them to showcase their passions, whether it is in artworks to be featured in our Istana books or a performance at our Istana Open House,” President Halimah Yacob.


Who we are will shape who we will become in future. The “Istana 150” commemoration will look at how Istana has been a part of the Singapore story and dig deep into our heritage and history. A series of souvenirs, books and events will be launched throughout 2019.  All proceeds from these projects will be donated to charity through the President’s Challenge.

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