Istana to be opened to the public at night for the first time

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Singapore's Istana, the official residence and office of the nation's president. (PHOTO: Getty Images)
Singapore's Istana, the official residence and office of the nation's president. (FILE PHOTO: Getty Images)

SINGAPORE — Tickets for the Istana 150 Commemorative Event – the first time the Istana is open to the public at night – on 6 October will go on sale from 10am on Friday (13 September).

They are available for Singaporeans and permanent residents at S$12 each, and for non-Singaporeans at S$20 each. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the President’s Challenge.

The Istana is one of Singapore’s oldest heritage sites, and turns 150 years old this year after being completed on 8 October 1869.

Hosted by President Halimah Yacob and Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee, this evening event will showcase a light show projected on the Istana Main Building facade, depicting the history and heritage of the Istana.

The event will also feature live performances by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and home-grown talents such as 53A, CAMOKAKIS, Clement Chow, Rahimah Rahim, and MICappella.

Visitors can apply for the tickets here.

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