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The first Prime Minister of Malaysia

Younger people may not remember who was Malaysia’s first Prime Minister. To jog your memory, here is a First Day Cover honouring him, Tunku Abdul Rahman.

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Notice that the postal code on it is 15 which is a 2-digit number. Singapore postal codes are now 6-digit. What happened?

Old timers will remember that 15 was the postal district number for the Katong area. The Siglap area, next to Katong, was postal district 16.

When did we change our postal codes from 2-digits?

The first change, from 2-digit to 4-digit numbers, took place in July 1979.

Here are the stamps.

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In September 1995, postal codes used 6-digit numbers.

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

Written by Ivan Chew

11 February, 2008 at 9:50 pm

Posted in Year 2003/ 2004