Stamps galore - philately anyone?
The Philatelic Museum chronicles the history of the use of stamps and the postal services in Singapore, right from the time of the British colonial government, through the Japanese Occupation of Singapore during the 2nd World War, and for a brief tumultuous moment during merger with Malaysia, and then as an independent nation from 1965 till today. Inadvertently, it also captured through iconic stamp designs and special issues, the history of Singapore.
Housed in a century old former Methodist Boy's school, the Anglo Chinese School, it is the custodian of the world of philately in South East Asia, being the oldest Philatelic museum with stamps and other artifacts as far back as the 1830s here in Singapore. Unique and valuable stamps, post cards and books are available at the gift shop if you are an avid stamp collector, or just want a nice souvenir for keep sake.
The museum keeps itself busy curating events and special exhibitions that happens throughout the year, even the non stamp person will have something that will interest them (just look at the gallery below).
RLC recommends :
Go on up the Fort Canning Rise and visit the National Museum, and head for a walk through the historic Fort Canning Park.
5-10 minutes walk from the Singapore Art Museum, National Museum and Peranakan Museum.
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Location & admission (philatelic museum)
23-B Coleman Street, 179807
Tel: 6337 3888
Adult - $6
Child (3-12 years) - $4
*Locals & PRs: Free admission (Identification needed)
Monday - Sunday
(10.00am - 7.00pm)
NEAREST MRT :
CITY HALL MRT (EW13/NS25)
*Just a 6-10 mins walk (450m).
Down North Bridge Road (along the flow of the traffic) and make a right turn along Coleman street at the lights.
Hill Street (Armenian Church 04142)
No: 2, 12, 32, 33, 51, 61, 63, 80, 197