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Singapore Philatelic Museum, Singapore

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
Head to Singapore Philatelic Museum for a chance to survey an extensive history of the city’s postal history as well as a collection of national and international postage stamps. These galleries offer a window into a world of stamps that take in varying and distinct topics like science, history, and technology. Also included here is the world’s first-ever stamp; many visitors come just for the opportunity to see this monumental piece of history. This fully air-conditioned building holds special exhibitions year-round. Put Singapore Philatelic Museum on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Singapore trip builder.
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  • Very interesting little Museum. Well presented but feel it was more for Children with hands on activities, than serious stamp collectors. Very enjoyable none the less. 
  • This museum was attractive and interesting. There was a special two room display featuring Shakespeare and the emphasis on how many words and phrases he gave us that are still in use today. If you wer...  read more »
  • 行去這間博物館時,沿路的建築物都很美,加上天色很好,令到整個景象都很美,差不多到達門口就見到有個郵筒,和一些郵票的裝飾,急不及待要入去買票入場,成入入場費係SGD$6, 館內有兩層,二樓展示一點新加坡文化和歷史,當然展示出很多很特別的郵票和郵箱,參觀完,仲可以在入口買郵票、明信片、用過的郵票、首日封及各樣紀念品,加少少錢有特別郵chop蓋在明信片上,不過要查詢職員,這裡是一個不錯的地方。 
  • Nicely curated and themed exhibition of rare and beautiful stamps. Very reasonably priced gift shop.
  • One of the best ways to delve into Singapore’s history, culture and heritage is through its stamps. The postal service, first introduced by the British gives an interesting perspective into the development of Singapore into what it is today. I collected stamps when I was a kid, and never had I thought to look at it as a history record of sorts until I met the GM of the Singapore Philatelic Museum, Ms Tresnawati Prihadi who shares that the museum’s collection of stamps tells a story of Singapore’s past. If you really think about it people from all over the known world share stories and news through the post, and it was the main form of communication. I remember lining up to buy First Day Covers as they commemorate a milestone achievement of occasion in the national history of the country. Today, it is sad to think that stamps and the postal service and with it the art of letterwriting is dwindling because of email, social networks, whatsapp, etc, but back then, the Post was the form of communication of the world.
  • Quirky exhibits. Very interactive experience. See stamps in a whole new, fun light.
  • Medium collection but with various interaction stations and clear introductions. Great souvenir store and great staff. Got Penny Black and the famous Chinese 92 monkey year stamp.
  • Very interesting place, where one can view stamps from around the world and across the years. My kids enjoyed the visit to the museum.
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