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Singapore Philatelic Museum

A country’s political, social and economic milestones are often highlighted in its stamps.  The Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM), opened in 1995, is the custodian of Singapore’s postal history and Southeast Asia’s first philatelic museum.

The building housing the museum was originally part of the old Anglo-Chinese School.  It was designed by Tomlinson and Lermit Architects and commissioned by the Trustees of the Anglo Chinese School in 1906 as an additional school building to Oldham Hall which had been built in 1897.  The building was used as a Methodist Book Room from the 1970s until it was restored to its original glory in 1995.

An antique red-painted postbox graces the entrance of the museum.  A vestige of Singapore’s days as a British Colony, this heritage mailbox may be used for mailing letters and postcards.

This unique little museum in the Civic District is located on the Coleman Street side of Fort Canning Park and faces Singapore’s oldest surviving church, the Armenian Church.

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Written by victorkoo

29 October, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Posted in Philatelic Book

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