The Istana

Art at the Istana


“Our culture reflects where we have come from, who we are as a people, and what we hope to achieve in the future. Culture through art has the power to connect different communities, and inspire us as a nation, capturing and transmitting the essence of what it means to be Singaporean.”

–President Halimah Yacob at the Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Awards 2018

Art features strongly in the Istana.  The Istana walls pay homage to many stunning works by both local and foreign artists. These include art pieces that have been commissioned and acquired, as well as gifts from overseas dignitaries. Many of these works of art reflect aspects of art development in Singapore and the nation’s cultural achievements.

The next time you visit the Istana, do keep a look out for these art pieces.

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