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The Istana to open its doors to the public on January 29

Because #ChineseNewYear celebration

The Istana Open House on 29 January 2017

Haven’t visited Istana before or looking for a place to wind down this Chinese New Year long weekend? Good news because the official residence and office of Singapore’s president will be open to the public this Sunday, 29 January 2017 from 8:30am to 6pm.

Apart from the Open house, visitors can look forward to music performances and activities at the Istana grounds including lion dance and opera performances, bird display by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, and a calligraphy booth.

The public can also sign up for the Nature Guided Walk to discover the Istana’s flora, fauna and biodiversity. Visitors can also download the Istana Garden Walk mobile app for a self-guided tour of the place.

Admission is free for Singaporeans and PRs. All other visitors are required to pay an entrance fee of $2 per person.

Lineup of Activities for The Istana Open House

TimeActivityVenue
8.30 am – 6.00 pmDisplay of Birds by Wildlife Reserves SingaporeCentre Gate
8.30 am – 5.30 pmArts and Crafts Booth by Cognizant SingaporeCentre Gate
8.30 am – 5.30 pmIstana Merchandise and Drinks Booths by NCSSCentre Gate and Main Tent
8.30 am – 5.30 pmChinese Calligraphy Booth by the Chinese Calligraphy Society of SingaporeMain Tent
8.30 am – 5.30 pmIstana Main Building Guided Tour by National Heritage BoardMain Building
8.30 am – 5.30 pmIstana Main Building Self-guided TourMain Building
10.00 am – 4.00 pmNature Guided Walk organised by NParksSpice and Ginger Gardens
11.30 am – 12.00 pmLion Dance Performance by Yuan Ching Secondary School Lion Dance TroupeCeremonial Plaza
12.30 pm and 1.30 pmBand Performance by Punggol Primary SchoolMain Tent
3.15 pm – 3.30 pmRooster and Instrumental Dance performances by Cixi City Celadon Ou Music TroupeCeremonial Plaza
3.30 pm – 3.40 pmSpring is Here! Dance by the Singapore Soka AssociationCeremonial Plaza
3.45 pm – 4.30 pmBand Performance by Maha Bodhi Primary SchoolMain Tent
3.45 pm – 4.45 pmPA Talent’s Roaming Gods of FortuneMain Tent/ Ceremonial Plaza
4.05 pm – 4.20 pmPerformance by Yi Quan Athletic Association’s Lion Dance Troupe.Ceremonial Plaza
4.25 pm – 4.35 pmOpera Performance by the Quanzhou Gaojia Opera TroupeCeremonial Plaza
 4.35 pm – 4.45 pmTrain Monkey Puppet Show by Quanzhou Gaojia Opera TroupeCeremonial Plaza
4.50 pm – 5.00 pmYouthful Spring! Dance by the Soka Youth Dance CrewCeremonial Plaza
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