Singapore Philatelic Museum, aka Stamp Central
|Three depictions of Kunqu Opera (China)|
My weekend roaming took me to a rather curious gallery - the Singapore Philatelic Museum, otherwise known as the Stamp Museum. Here, postage reigns supreme, as the history of the stamp and its cultural significance is documented in great detail.
The sleepy museum houses exhibits on its two floors, with the special collections found on the second level. The "Room of Rarities" had many rare and historically significant stamps. I especially loved learning about stamps during World War II. Though the post was continued in Singapore after the Japanese occupation in 1942, the invaders overprinted the stamps by hand-writing Japanese text across the portrain of King George VI. New Japanese stamps with Kanji characters in 1943 were the first time Singapore issued pictorial stamps.
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|The Philatelic Museum, tucked away on Coleman St.|
Celebrating holidays from each of the four major religions (Singapore)