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Lunar Year of the Monkey

Just as the western world has its set of 12 Zodiac signs (fish, crab, etc) based on the Month, the eastern world has its own 12 Zodiac signs. These eastern Zodiac signs are based on the Lunar Year.

Different Zodiac animals are featured annually on Singapore stamps. Shown below is the stamp for Year of the Monkey.

Retrievia Excerpts 2003-2004

Incidentally, there are 2 paintings of monkeys that have been honoured with Singapore stamps. The paintings, both by Chen Wen Hsi, are entitled “Gibbons’.

Retrievia Excerpts 2003-2004

The third stamp shows that the Singapore Zoo’s famous orang-utan has also been featured on stamps.

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

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Written by Ivan Chew

7 February, 2008 at 9:39 pm

Posted in Year 2003/ 2004

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  1. This is a very timely post – Ah Meng just passed away recently.

    Victor Koo

    13 February, 2008 at 11:13 pm

  2. Thanks for visiting.
    The timing of this post and Ah Meng’s passing away is purely coincidental.

    The set of Retrievia items was written in 2000-2004 when I was still working in NIE. Thus, the actual posting of the “Year of the Monkey” was in January/February 2004, three years ago.

    wktan

    14 February, 2008 at 3:19 pm

  3. Yes, I know it was posted in the Year of the Monkey as I was a “4-time recycled” Monkey at that time. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! (One “Ha!” for each Zodiac cycle.)

    victorkoo

    14 February, 2008 at 4:01 pm


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