Istana Open House FREE Admission For Singaporeans & PRs 1 May 2014

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Starts1 May 2014 (Thu) (ONE day only)
LocationIstana

The Istana grounds will be open to the public on Thursday, 1 May 2014, from 8.30am to 6.00pm, in celebration of Labour Day.

Programme highlights

Visitors can enjoy various entertainment items by the NTUC Club – U Live such as the Zumba, Drum Circle, Cheerobics.and Ukulele performances. NADI Singapura, an ensemble made up of youths, will also be showcasing their skills on the traditional drums and percussions.

The public can also look forward to an interesting repertoire of music by the Chung Cheng High (Yishun) Symphonic Band and the River Valley Concert Band. This Open House will also feature the Falabella Miniature Horses from the Singapore Zoo.

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 and view selected function rooms and display of gifts presented to the President and the Prime Minister by foreign dignitaries.

Admission Details

Entry to the Istana grounds is free for Singaporeans and Singapore permanent residents. All others visitors are required to pay an entrance fee of $1 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 below. 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.

Programme Details

TimeActivityVenue
8.30 am – 6.00 pmDisplay of Falabella Miniature Horses from Singapore ZooNear Centre Gate
8.30 am. – 5.30 pmSales of Istana merchandise by NCSSNear Centre Gate
8.30 am – 5.30 pmFace Painting by Cosmoprof AcademyNear Centre Gate
8.30 am – 5.30 pmInstant Portraits by Gloria Photo StudioIstana Lawn
9.30 am – 4.30 pmIstana Building Guided TourMain Building
10.00 am – 4.00 pmIstana Nature Guided TourUpper Lawn
2.30 pm – 3.15 pmChung Cheng High (Yishun) Symphonic BandMain Tent
3.30 pm – 4.30 pmNTUC Club – U Live Fringe Performances:- Zumba

– Drum Circle

– Cheerobics

Istana Lawn
3.45 pm – 4.45 pmRiver Valley Concert BandMain Tent
4.00 pm. – 4.10 pmPerformance by PA Talents:- NADI SingapuraCeremonial Plaza
4.25 pm – 5.00 pmNTUC Club – U Live Performance:- Ukulele Music PerformanceCeremonial Plaza

Fees for Entrance Into the Istana Main Building

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 ResidentsUnguidedGuided*
Children (4 to 12 years)$2.00$2.00
Adult$4.00
Package for family of fourNot applicable$12.00
Others
Children( 4 to 12 years)$2.00$2.00
Adult$10.00
Package for family of fourNot applicable$30.00

* Guided tours are conducted by volunteers and are limited to 12 persons per group, and depart every half hour from 9.30am to 4.30pm, with a lunch break from 12.30pm to 1.30pm.

All fees collected will be donated to charity.

For more information, visit the National Heritage Board website.

Fees for Nature Guided Walk at the Istana

The following fees are applicable for the Nature Guided Walk at the Istana:

Singaporeans and Permanent ResidentsGuided*
Children (4 to 12 years)$2.00
Adult$4.00
Package for family of four$12.00
Others
Children( 4 to 12 years)$2.00
Adult$10.00
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 half hour from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

All fees collected will be donated to charity.

Other terms and conditions apply.

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