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Stamps can help to provide an avenue for learning about a nation’s history and heritage. I am very pleased that my retired colleague and old friend, Dr Tan Wee Kiat continues with his interest in writing stamp-based books to help our young Singaporeans know more about our little country’s history and heritage.

This present book, the tenth in the series, looks at the prominent people whose names or faces have appeared on our Singapore stamps. While each and every one of these ‘stamped’ individuals may be regarded as a very important person (VIP), it is timely to remind ourselves that there are many other VIPs whose names/faces have not been shown on Singapore stamps.

I have read the draft of this book and have found its contents to be informative, interesting and educational. I congratulate Dr Tan and his co-authors on its publication. Now, turn the pages and let them introduce you to the VIPs remembered in our Singapore stamps.

Professor Lee Sing Kong
Director, National Institute of Education,
Nanyang Technological University,

Written by victorkoo

28 March, 2008 at 10:00 am

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