I will wait at Dhoby Ghaut MRT Control Station towards Exit B (aka the meeting point) from Protected content to Protected content , before walking over to The Istana. Past Protected content , please proceed to The Istana directly. Most probably, we will meet inside The Istana grounds after clearing the queue and security checks.
The Istana is opened to the public in celebration of Chinese New Year, Labour Day, Hari Raya Puasa, National Day and Deepavali. Lets go for 2 guided tours conducted by National Parks Volunteers and National Heritage Board Volunteers during Istana Open House. Each tour conducted by the volunteers are kept to a maximum of 15 persons per tour. The proceeds collected are donated to charity.
1st Guided Tour (S$4 per Sporean/PR & S$10 per foreigner), collaboration between the President’s Office and the National Parks Board (NParks), which will showcase the Istana’s flora, fauna and biodiversity.
2nd Guided Tour (S$4 per Sporean/PR & S$10 per foreigner), collaboration between the President's Office and National Heritage Board. Preservation of Sites and Monuments (PSM) volunteers will interweave human interest stories with stunning architectural details of the neo-Palladian style building's stately functions rooms in the 45 minutes tour.
Travel down to Chinatown Food Street (aka Smith Street) to join Singapore Food Festival 50 Cents Fest that will be held on both Saturday 28 July and Sunday 29 July Protected content 1100hrs to Protected content .
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