The Istana ground will be open to the public in celebration of National Day on 5 August 2012. Admission to the Istana grounds is free for Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents.
Other visitors are required to pay an entrance fee of $1 per person. Entrance to the grounds is via the main gate at Orchard Road. Opening hours are usually from 8.30am to 6.00pm.
There will be a variety of performances on the grounds during the Open House. For an entrance fee of $2, visitors could tour selected function rooms in the Istana building and view a special display of gifts presented to the President and the Prime Minister.
Istana souvenirs are also sold at the Open House.
All proceeds from the sale of the souvenirs and the entrance fees collected go to the Community Chest.