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Thorny issue Number 2 –Rocks in the sea

This one doesn’t concern fruits but rocks. I guess you must have read in the papers about some rocks called PedraBrancaon which Horsburgh Lighthouse stands.

Why is it in the papers?

The newspapers reported that Malaysian and Singapore leaders have recently issued statements about the ownership of PedraBranca, which has been in Singapore’s control since the 1840s.

According to a report in the papers (Straits Times, 23 Dec 2002), “the question of who owns PedraBrancawas raised in 1979”.
The interesting point I want to share with you is that Singapore issued a set of stamps in 1982with the theme, “Lighthouses of Singapore”.

Yes, as you have guessed, the set included a stamp of Horsburgh Lighthouse. Notice too that the special envelope (First Day Cover) features this lighthouse.
Retrievia Excerpts 2003-2004

Talking about lighthouses reminds me that I should tell you a story about the most powerful battleship in the world. [Editor: coming up at the next post]

Re-trievia recalled: Excerpts from Year 2003/ 2004
Tan Wee Kiat

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Written by Ivan Chew

2 January, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Posted in Year 2003/ 2004

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  1. […] refresh your memory, you might want to re-read the January’s Retrievia 2003-1 about Horsburgh […]


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