Istana Open House

Mark the Dates

The Lunar New Year Istana Open House (IOH) will be held on Saturday, 5 February 2022.


Visitors who wish to visit the Istana will have to apply for tickets in advance. Each application is limited to a maximum of five tickets. Tickets will be allocated by an electronic balloting system. There are no charges for the tickets. Ticket application will open from Monday, 24 January 2022, 10am to Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 10am at


There will be no performances, tours, or food trucks at this IOH. Only the outdoor gardens will be accessible to visitors. Do check back for details on future IOHs.




There will be merchandise booths with limited-edition Istana souvenirs and President’s Challenge souvenirs. Only cashless payments via PayNow will be accepted.


All proceeds will go towards charities supported by President’s Challenge. Social service agencies supported by President’s Challenge 2022 include those from the following sectors:


  • Children, Youth & Family
  • Disability
  • Eldercare
  • Mental Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Healthcare
  • Disability Sports


The souvenirs include memorabilia such as:


  • Istana 150th Anniversary Books
  • Caps
  • Mugs
  • Bookmarks
  • Postcards
  • Notebooks
  • Umbrellas

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.

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