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VIP Book Has Come To An End…

Dear Readers,

All too soon, the VIP book has come to an end… but we pledge to come back with more. Meanwhile, we are taking a short break of one or two weeks. Watch this space.

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Written by victorkoo

11 June, 2008 at 12:56 am

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Children’s books co-authored by Dr Tan Wee Kiat
Email: dr.wktan@gmail.com

ISBN: 978-981-08-0267-7
Printed by: Print & Print Pte Ltd

Written by victorkoo

8 June, 2008 at 10:00 am

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Singapore Philatelic Museum

The Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) showcases Singapore stamps, philatelic materials, and postal artefacts dating back to the Straits Settlements as well as the rare collections of private collectors. The SPM promotes interest and appreciation of Singapore’s history and heritage through philately.

Singapore Post

Singapore Post (SingPost) has a special service for those who wish to collect stamps in every new issue. This is done by becoming a SODA (Standing Order Deposit Account) member.

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Stamps: Top 1995 Aug     Bottom 2000 Mar
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Written by victorkoo

7 June, 2008 at 10:00 am

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The Future

And now we come to our final VIP.
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| (Fix a photo of           |
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| yourself here)            |
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(Your name)

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(Date of birth)

That’s right, that VIP in the photograph is you.

The people in the preceding pages you have just read were remembered in Singapore stamps. What about you? What is your connection with Singapore, and what will you be remembered for?

Write it down here:

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Who knows, someday Singapore may issue a stamp to remember you!
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Written by victorkoo

6 June, 2008 at 10:00 am

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Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875)

Hans Christian Andersen was born in Denmark in 1805. The family was poor and he received very little schooling. Despite his lack of education, he wrote stories which have become world-famous. On the 200th anniversary of his birth many countries issued special stamps to honour him and his stories. The Singapore stamps here show three of his stories. Do you know the titles of these three stories? Our favourite story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is about the VIP parading around in his underwear. Ha! Ha!

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Stamps: 2005 Mar     The three stamps shown here are from a set of four different stamps.
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Written by victorkoo

5 June, 2008 at 10:00 am

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Roger Kool (1954 – 2005)

Roger Kool’s real name was Roger Kiew. He was a popular radio DJ in the 1970s to the 1990s. What was “kool” about Roger was his determination. You see, Roger was blind. When he was five, he developed eye cancer and lost his vision. Despite this, he wanted to become an outstanding radio DJ.

He got his chance in the 1970s when he got a job at Rediffusion. Over time, he also worked in NTUC Radio Heart as well as in a radio station in Sri Lanka. He was very passionate about his job and he was a perfectionist. Roger used to practise by using a tape recorder and listening to his own voice over and over again. For his radio broadcast sessions he would arrive two hours early.

Roger Kool was an inspiration to the blind (and to the sighted as well). Sadly, he died from bone cancer in 2005 at the young age of fifty-one.

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Stamp: 1981 Nov
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Written by victorkoo

4 June, 2008 at 10:00 am

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Tan Swie Hian (1943 – )

Tan Swie Hian was born in Indonesia. He studied in Singapore and graduated from Nanyang University in 1968 with a degree in modern languages and literature. He is well known as an artist, sculptor, poet and calligrapher and has won many awards for his works.

The awards include the Singapore Cultural Medallion (1987), Singapore Chinese Literature Prize (1988), Marin Sorescu Poetry Prize from Romania (1989) and Singapore Meritorious Service Medal (2003).

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Stamps: 2006 Feb     The two stamps here are from a set of eleven different stamps.
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Written by victorkoo

3 June, 2008 at 10:00 am

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