|Singapore Philatelic Museum|
Boys : Er.....
Dad : How about Stormtroopers?
Boys : Yeah!
That is how we decided we will head to the Singapore Philatelic Museum for an impromptu excursion.
|Guess who is at the SPM?|
First thing first, what is the meaning of Philatelic?Philatelic means relating to Philately, which in turns means the study of stamps and postal history. That explains the red circular post box found near the entrance door.
Singapore Philatelic Museum is the custodian and curator of Singapore's treasure of philatelic materials. The museum collections range from stamps and archival philatelic material of Singapore from the 1830s to present day, and stamps from member countries of the Universal Postal Union.
Source Singapore Philateluc Museum
The SPM opened on 19th August 1995 and is housed in a century old, double storey , colonial building which was a part of Anglo Chinese School. It in turn houses permanent galleries that showcase the world of philately and current exhibits that changes seasonally to give every visit a breath of fresh air.
Orange Room and Purple Room
|My first stamp|
|Purple, Orange and Green|
|I have shrunk!|
|Room of Rarities|
|Evolution of Post Boxes|
|1800s fashion footwear|
|The Heritage Room|
Spice is Nice : Aug 2012- May 2013
|Spice is Nice Exhibit|
|Snake and Ladders|
|Snake and Ladder|
|Miniture post boxes|
|Singapore Post Box|
We spotted an exhibit of miniture post box located at one corner. Can you spot Singapore's Post box?
Along the corridor is an exhibit showcasing what is probably an old living room in the 1950s.Wait, I think the phone is ringing.
- Singapore Art Museum
- National Museum of Singapore
- Asian Civilisations Museum
- The Peranakan Museum
- Singapore Philatelic Museum
- National Art Gallery (slated to open in 2015)
- Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
- Malay Heritage Centre
- Indian Heritage Centre (slated to open in 2015)
- Reflections at Bukit Chandu
|I visited the museum for free.|
Light Vs Dark Exhibition :March- 30 June 2013
We Love museums!