|Starts||1 May 2015 (Fri) (ONE day only)|
The Istana grounds will be open to the public on Friday, 1 May 2015, from 8.30am to 6.00pm, in celebration of Labour Day.
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- Programme Highlights
- Admission Details
- Fees for Entrance Into the Istana Main Building
- Fees for Nature Guided Walk at the Istana
The Singapore Symphony Orchestra will be putting up an open air concert at the Istana grounds from 4pm to 5 pm.
The public can also look forward to performances by the Teck Whye Secondary School Concert Band and the Fairfield Methodist Secondary School Symphonic Band. Other features include performance items by the PA Talents and the NTUC Club, and a display of snakes by the Singapore Zoo. The programme line-up can be found in Annex A.
The Istana has received fourteen benches fabricated from timber planks recycled from the former National Stadium, as part of URA’s project to commemorate the national icon. The designs for these benches were selected from a public design competition as well as submissions by local designers from various fields. The largest collection of these benches is now in the Istana grounds.
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.
|8.30 a.m. – 5.15 p.m.||Instant Portraits by Gloria Photo Studio||Istana Lawn|
|8.30 a.m. – 5.15 p.m.||Face Painting by Cosmoprof Academy||Centre Gate|
|8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.||Sales of Istana merchandise by NCSS||Centre Gate|
|8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.||Istana Garden Walk Mobile Phone Application Booth by NParks||Centre Gate|
|8.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.||Display of Snakes from Singapore Zoo||Centre Gate|
|9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.||Istana Main Building Guided Tour by National Heritage Board||Ticketing Booth near Ceremonial Plaza|
|10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.||Performance by Teck Whye Secondary School Concert Band||Main Tent|
|10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.||Nature Guided Walk organised by NParks||Ticketing Booth near Ceremonial Plaza|
|11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.||Performance by Fairfield Methodist Secondary School Symphonic Band||Main Tent|
|2.30 p.m. – 3.15 p.m.|
4.00 p.m. – 4.45 p.m.
|NTUC Club Fringe Performances:|
– Ukulele and Cajon Ensemble Performance
– U Live Band Performance
|3.00 p.m. – 3.20 p.m.|
4.00 p.m. – 4.20 p.m.
|Samba Dance performances by PA Talents:|
– Bloco Singapura
– WANNA Studio
|4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.||Performance by Singapore Symphony Orchestra||Main Tent|
Entry to the Istana grounds is free for Singaporeans and Singapore permanent residents. All others 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 Annex B will apply 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 ticket sale for entry into the Istana Grounds and the Istana Main Building for the Open House will close at 5.30 pm. Registration for the Istana Main Building Guided Tour and the Nature Guided Walk will close by 3 pm and 4 pm respectively subject to availability.
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|
|Package for family of four||Not 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 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|
|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. For more information, visit the National Parks website.
Other terms and conditions apply.
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