|Starts||10 Nov 2015 (Tue) (ONE day only)|
The Istana grounds will be open to the public on Tuesday, 10 November 2015, from 8.30am to 6.00pm, in celebration of Deepavali.
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- Programme Highlights
- Admission Details
- Main Highlights for Deepavali Istana Open House on Tuesday, 10 November 2015
- Fees for Entrance Into the Istana Main Building
- Istana Main Building Guided Tours
- Fees for Nature Guided Walk at the Istana
Visitors will enjoy dance and musical performances put up by volunteers from PAssionArt, PA Talents and Shuqun Secondary School, and various activities including balloon sculpturing and face-painting. Wildlife Reserves Singapore will also be putting up a display of snakes. The full programme line-up is listed in Annex A.
Members of the public can also choose to sign up for the Nature Guided Walk at the Istana, a collaboration between the President’s Office and the National Parks Board (NParks) which will showcase the Istana’s flora, fauna and biodiversity, or take a guided tour of the Istana main building led by volunteers from the Preservation of Sites and Monuments division of the National Heritage Board and view selected function rooms and display of gifts presented to the President and the Prime Minister by foreign dignitaries.
Visitors may also go on a self-guided tour with the help of the “Istana Garden Walk” mobile application, which has been enhanced with several new features including a self-guided Plants Trail to discover 10 types of beautiful plants in the Istana Gardens and maps for Places of Interest and Plants Trails.
Entry to the Istana grounds is free for Singaporeans and Singapore permanent residents. All other visitors are required to pay an entrance fee of $2 per person. Entry to the Istana grounds is via the main gate at Orchard Road. The nearest MRT station is Dhoby Ghaut.
Additional fees as specified in Annexes B and C will be applied for the guided tours. Istana souvenirs will also be on sale during the Open House. Proceeds from the sale of souvenirs and all entrance fees collected will be donated to charity.
Members of the public are to note that the last entry to the Istana Ground for the Open House will be at 5 pm. The last sign up for the Istana Main Building Guided Tour by National Heritage Board will be by 2 pm and that for the Nature Guided Walk organised by NParks by 3 pm respectively.
|8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.||Sales of Istana merchandise and drinks by NCSS.||Centre Gate|
|8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.||Balloon Sculpturing by SingTel Recreation Club||Main Tent|
|8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.||Face painting by Cosmoprof Academy||Main Tent|
|8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.||Display of Snakes by Wildlife Reserves Singapore.||Centre Gate|
|9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.||Istana Building Guided Tour by National Heritage Board||Main Building|
|10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.||Istana Nature Guided Walk by NParks||Upper Lawn|
|10.00 a.m. – 12 noon||Malay Dance Performance by PAssionArt’s Kolam Ayer Atrika Danz Co and Indian Dance Performance by PAssionArt’s Kolam Ayer Bhangra De Sitare||Main Tent|
|10.00 a.m. – 12 noon||Malay Dance Performance by PAssionArt’s Kg Chai Chee Malay Cultural Group and Dance Performance by PAssionArt’s Kg Chai Chee Cultural Dance IG||Ceremonial Plaza|
|2.30 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.||Symphonic Wind Orchestra Performance by PAssionArt’s Sembawang Wind Orchestra||Main Tent|
|3.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.||Ukulele Performance by PAssionArt’s Bishan North The Golden Years Ukulele Strummers||Lawn|
|3.30 p.m. – 4.20 p.m.||Orchestra and Song Performance by PA Talents – Singapore Indian Orchestra and Choir||Ceremonial Plaza|
|3.30 p.m. – 4.30 p.m.||Orchestra Performance by Shuqun Secondary School Wind Orchestra||Main Tent|
|4.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.||Indian Dance Performance by PAssionArt’s Sembawang Silver Stars||Ceremonial Plaza|
The following fees are applicable for the tours of the state room, banquet hall and reception room in the Istana main building:
|Singaporeans and Permanent Residents||Unguided||Guided*|
|Children (4 to 12 years)||$2.00||$2.00|
|Package for family of four||Not applicable||$12.00|
|Children( 4 to 12 years)||$2.00||$2.00|
|Package for family of four||Not applicable||$30.00|
Guided tours are conducted by volunteers from the Preservation of Sites and Monuments division of the National Heritage Board.
The tours are limited to 15 persons per group, and depart every 20 minutes from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm. All fees collected will be donated to charity. For more information, visit the National Heritage Board website.
The following fees are applicable for the Nature Guided Walk at the Istana:
|Singaporeans and Permanent Residents||Guided*|
|Children (4 to 12 years)||$2.00|
|Package for family of four||$12.00|
|Children( 4 to 12 years)||$2.00|
|Package for family of four||$30.00|
* Guided tours are conducted by volunteers and are limited to between 12 to 15 persons per group, and depart every hour from 10.00am to 4.00pm.
All fees collected will be donated to charity.
Other terms and conditions apply.
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