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I've always made a point to drop by when in town. Like to buy the stamps and view the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2019
Fenrisp1
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For stamp lovers and history buffs alike !

Frankly, I am not a stamp lover, but I wanted to take a look at the Little Prince Exhibition that... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2019
heristage
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Visited this museum last week.

The museum looks at philately generally, philately in Singapore during the British Colonial days and then goes on to look at Singapore's philately since independence for the past 51 years. There is a charge for foreigners, but it's free for Singaporeans who would probably not attend if they had to pay.

There is a general introduction to the original of postage stamps on the lower floor (entrance level). The first rooms shows definitive stamps of UK from Queen Victoria and the three kings. The Penny Black of 1840 is of course thee, being the first adhesive postage stamp invented and released on 1 May 1840 (some may argue, but this is not a place to discuss the advent of the stamp). I somewhat shocked to find that the large illustration of the stamp shows it was a perforated stamp, when in fact it was an imperforated stamp - cut with scissors. Indeed the issue the following year in 1841 when the stamp was changed to a Penny Red remains the same. It's quite a mistake for a museum devoted to philately.

There is a rare room showing illustrations (facsimilies) of the B 172 Cancellation used by Singapore - Straits Settlements to cancel early stamps. Examples of these cost a fortune to buy in Singapore when I first came here 17 years ago, but thanks to eBay you can now find examples at just GBP 10.

There is a thematic focus on writers and on William Shakespeare. Nice collection - well illustrated with worldwide examples. The post independence focus on things Singaporean - from the first definitive sets to the more decorative commemoratives. HDB housing is mentioned and illustrated - important to keep local people content with housing and HDB is something which Singapore is very proud of. Another forefront aspect of Singapore is the Port of Singapore Authority, again celebrated on stamps with examples. Some models of posting boxes around the world are also on display.

Worth a quick visit

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Although I'm not a big fan of philately, this place has made philately such an interesting subject. The installation (just like other museums in Singapore) plays a big role, especially in bringing the joy of philately. The place is quite small; however they manage to inform visitors on what makes these stamps--cultures, the propagandas, the visions, the events, etc. Not to mention the artists behind the stamps. Lovely space of joy for art and philately lovers. Even for city goers who are not really into art, this place also offers good spots to take pictures on.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank vaitnicnent
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Surprised that this smallish museum could pack so many artefacts. And even more pleasantly surprised by the ever changing displays as nothing was the same as when I went previously. Plus lots of souvenirs to bring home with.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank whatu1
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I went there mainly for the Shakespeare exhibit. It's directed at kids more than Adults but it's a good place to spend an hour or so on a rainy day

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I spent about 40 minutes in this smallish museum. Some interesting and very old stamps on display. I liked the section showing miniature post boxes around the world.

You can also buy various local and foreign postage stamps in the souvenir section.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank JulieLimSY
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