Timings : Thursday - Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Closed on Wednesday
Time Required : 1 - 2 hours
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
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The Istana Heritage Gallery, located within the Istana Park is just opposite Istana, the official residence of the President of Singapore. The gallery contains a number of displays that highlight the historical importance of Istana. It was opened to the public in 2016 and can be reached by travelling along the Orchard Road. The exhibits trace the history of Istana that served as the Governor’s House during the Colonial period to its present-day role of being the Presidential office.
The artefacts at Istana Heritage Gallery include a number of items used by the State and a variety of artwork. The gifts that had been presented to the President and Prime Ministers of Singapore are also put on display. The Gallery adds a special feature to the guided tour of the Istana Open House. Moreover, it also showcases the different responsibilities of the President (constitutional, ceremonial & for the community) while revealing the special status of Istana in the history of Singapore. The Istana's special role in the ceremonial, constitutional and community duties of the President are also beautifully highlighted in the Istana Heritage Gallery.