Tickets to first public Istana event at night to mark 150 years available from Sept 13

The Istana 150 Commemorative Event will place on Oct 6, a few days ahead of the anniversary of the heritage site's opening on Oct 8, 1869.
The Istana 150 Commemorative Event will place on Oct 6, a few days ahead of the anniversary of the heritage site's opening on Oct 8, 1869.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - Tickets to the first public Istana event at night to mark its 150th anniversary will be available to the public from Friday (Sept 13).

The Istana 150 Commemorative Event takes place on Oct 6, a Sunday, a few days ahead of the anniversary of the heritage site's opening on Oct 8, 1869.

Each ticket to the event costs $12 for citizens and permanent residents, and $20 for non-Singaporeans.

All event proceeds will be donated to the President's Challenge, an annual community outreach and fund-raising campaign.

The Oct 6 event is hosted by President Halimah Yacob and her husband Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee, and it will be the first time the public get to visit the presidential residence at night.

Highlights include a lightshow on the facade of the Istana's main building, which will depict the residence's history and heritage over the years.

The event will also feature live performances by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and home-grown talents such as cover band 53A, veteran singers Clement Chow and Rahimah Rahim, a cappella group MICappella, as well as vocal group Camokakis of the Singapore Armed Forces Music and Drama Company.   

Visitors can apply for the tickets at http://istana150event.sg from 10am on Friday.