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The stamp and $5 note on this page depict the famous Tembusu tree growing near the Cluny Road entrance of the Gardens.  Its picturesque dipping bough is a popular photography spot.

The aerogramme on the opposite page also features the Botanic Garden’s famous lake.  The ‘printed stamp’ features a delightful sculpture, ‘Girl on a Swing’ by English sculptor Sydney Harpley (1927-1992).  It was commissioned by Singapore’s first Chief Minister David Saul Marshall.  He donated this and two other Harpley sculptures – ‘Lady on a Hammock’ & ‘Girl on a Bicycle’ – to the Gardens in 1984.

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Written by victorkoo

10 May, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Posted in Philatelic Book

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