The Istana will be opening its grounds for a combined Labour Day and Hari Raya Puasa Open House 2021 on Thursday, 13 May, the first such onsite event since February 2020.
The Istana normally holds several Open House events each year. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it had to suspend the onsite open houses since February 2020, switching over to virtual Istana Open Houses for the remainder of last year.
Earlier this year, the Istana did not hold its usual Chinese New Year Open House either.
Combined Labour Day and Hari Raya Puasa Istana Open House 2021
In a sign that things are slowly resuming back to normal, the Istana has announced that it will be reopening its grounds for a combined Labour Day & Hari Raya Puasa 2021 Open House on Thursday, 13 May 2021, with safe management measures in place.
Tickets to the Istana Open House are free-of-charge and registration for the tickets will begin on Thursday, 29 April 2021 from 10 am.
Register for Tickets in Advance
To manage the number of visitors to the combined Labour Day and Hari Raya Puasa Istana Open House 2021, visitors will need to register for tickets in advance.
Tickets will be allocated based on two-hour time slots on a first-come, first-served basis.
Safe Management Measures in Place for the Open House
During the upcoming Istana Open House, only the grounds of the Istana will be accessible; the main building will not be open to the public.
Visitors can look forward to visiting the various gardens on the Istana grounds, including a new “Inclusive Garden” that was launched by President Halimah in February 2021.
To avoid the gathering of large groups, there will no performances, tours, booths or food trucks at the upcoming Istana Open House. Safe distancing ambassadors also will be present to ensure visitors observe safe distancing measures while at the open house.
Register for the Istana Open House tickets from Thursday, 29 April 2021, 10 am at this website.