Istana Open House

Mark the Dates

The Istana is open to the public on the following dates:

Lunar New Year (2nd Day) 26 January 2020
Labour Day (Actual Day) 1 May 2020
Hari Raya Puasa (Actual Day) 24 May 2020
National Day 26 July 2020
Deepavali (Actual Day) 14 November 2020
Entrance Fee
  • SGD$2 per person
  • Free for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents

Opening Hours

8.30am to 6.00pm


Entrance to the Istana grounds is via the main gate on Orchard Road.



A variety of performances are held on the Istana grounds during the Open House.

Visitors can tour selected function rooms in the Istana Main Building and view a special display of gifts presented to Singapore's Presidents and Prime Ministers over the years.

There are also guided tours of the Istana building, conducted by volunteers.

Nature lovers can participate in the Nature Guided Walks, where they can learn more about the rich flora and fauna on the Istana grounds.



Singaporeans and Permanent Residents Istana Main Building Nature Walk
Unguided Guided Guided
Children (4 to 12 years old) $2.00 $2.00 $2.00
Adult $4.00 $4.00
Package for family of four N.A. $12.00 $12.00
Children (4 to 12 years old) $2.00 $2.00 $2.00
Adult $4.00 $10.00 $10.00
Package for family of four N.A. $30.00 $30.00


Istana souvenirs, including President's Challenge memorabilia, are available at the Open House. All proceeds are donated to the charities supported by the President's Challenge.


Visitors Information

For security reasons, the following items are NOT allowed within the Istana grounds:

  1. Pointed and sharp objects (e.g. knives of any size, forks)
  2. Flammable items (e.g. lighters)
  3. Canned food and drinks

To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit and to prevent damage to the premises, visitors are to note the following:

  1. Activities such as wheeled sports (e.g. cycling, roller blading), littering, smoking, consumption of alcoholic drinks are NOT allowed.
  2. Pets, except for guide dogs, are NOT allowed.
  3. No storage facilities will be provided. Security personnel reserve the right to turn away visitors with prohibited items.
  4. All visitors must go through security screening before entering the Istana grounds.
  5. The sale of tickets for the Istana Main Building will close at 5.30pm, subject to crowd conditions.
  6. Registration will close by 3 pm for the Istana Main Building Guided Tour, and by 4 pm for the Nature Guided Walk.
  7. All tours and entrance tickets are subject to availability.

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