The Istana Grounds is open to the public in celebration of Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Hari Raya Puasa, Labour Day and National Day.

The Istana Open House is scheduled to be held on the following dates in 2022:

  1. Chinese New Year – 5 Feb 2022
  2. Labour Day – 7 May 2022
  3. Hari Raya Puasa – 7 May 2022
  4. National Day – TBC
  5. Deepavali – TBC

The Labour Day Istana Open House (IOH) will be held on Saturday, 7 May 2022. The IOH will be open to all visitors between 9am to 5pm. There will be no charges to enter the Istana grounds.

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, visitors to the IOH will be able to purchase admission passes to enter the Main Building, where they can visit selected function rooms and have the opportunity to view a collection of State Gifts as well as the room set-ups for state events. There will be no performances, tours, or food trucks at this IOH. Safe management measures will be in place to ensure the safety of all visitors.

The fees for the admission passes to the Istana Main Building are listed below. All fees collected will go towards charities supported by President’s Challenge.

istana open houseImage credit: Eugene Yeo

In line with prevailing safe management measures, visitors should remain masked at all times when indoors. Safe distancing ambassadors will help to ensure that visitors observe all safe management measures. The Istana seeks visitors’ cooperation and understanding so that the IOH will be a pleasant experience for all.

The President’s Office thanks everyone who had responded to the earlier invitation to apply for tickets to this IOH. In view of the easing of SMM from 26 April 2022, there is no longer a need to apply for tickets to enter the Istana grounds for this IOH.

Fees for entrance into the Istana Main Building

The following fees are applicable for the entrance into the Istana Main Building:

Singaporeans and Permanent Residents Ticket fee
Children (4 to 12 years) $2
Adult $2
Children (4 to 12 years) $2
Adult $4

*Below 4 years = Free (regardless of whether they are Singaporean/PR/Others)

For more details, visit here.

performances on the Istana grounds during the Open HousePhoto Credit: Ministry of Communications and Information (Pre-COVID)


Istana souvenirs, including President’s Challenge memorabilia, are available at the Open House. All proceeds are donated to the charities supported by the President’s Challenge.

For more details, visit here.

istana open house datesPhoto Credit: Ministry of Communications and Information (Pre-COVID)

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