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Preservation of Sites and Monuments

61 Stamford Road
#03-08 Stamford Court
Singapore 178892
DID: +65 6332 7953
Fax: +65 6332 3590
Email: nhb_nationalmonuments

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Istana Building Guided Tours

Plan to visit the Istana during any one of the Istana Open House days and make it a memorable one with a 45-minute guided tour of the Istana building led by the Preservation of Sites and Monuments (PSM) division's volunteer guides. Hear interesting stories about this well-loved 144 year-old National Monument which has witnessed Singapore's colonial past, tumultuous years and independence in 1965.

The building tour will interweave human interest stories as well as cover selected architectural details of the neo-Palladian style building. Get to visit its stately function rooms which have welcomed royalty, presidents and other VIPs throughout its history. Tour participants will receive a special Istana souvenir brochure and an exclusive Istana collar pin. All proceeds collected from the tours will go towards Community Chest.



  : 9.00 am – 3.00 pm (Tours will be conducted at 30-minute intervals.)


  : 45 minutes

Register at the Istana Building Guided Tour booth on the day of the Open House. Limited places per tour. Registration is on a first come, first served basis

Guided Tour Ticket Fees

Individual fees

  • Adults (13 years and above): $4 for Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) and $10 for foreigners
  • Children 4-12 years old: $2
  • Children 3 years old and below: free-of-charge
    *Children 12 years and below must be accompanied by an adult

Family package fees

  • Family of four (Singapore citizens and PRs): $12 (instead of $16)
  • Family of four (foreigners): $30 (instead of $40)

Istana Open House Dates for 2017

  • Chinese New Year: 29 January 2017 (Sunday)
  • Labour Day: 1 May 2017 (Monday)
  • Hari Raya Puasa: 25 June 2017 (Wednesday)
  • National Day: 30 July 2017 (Sunday)
  • Deepavali: 22 October 2017 (Sunday)

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