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Singapore Philatelic Museum, Singapore
(4.1/5 based on 170+ 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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  • In the Philatelic Museum you can print out your own stamps. Just bring the picture on a USB dongle and get your Personal Stamp. They call it MyStamp. The picture on the stamp is 3,4x3 cm and you can c...  more »
  • Pretty good. Singapore has been developed over the centuries are exhibited, will be studied. I think you can also send a written letter from here, so try sending yourself a nice!
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  • Loved this museum! Discovered this little air-conditioned gem while taking the Jubilee Walk in Singapore. The museum is interesting and a good value, but the best part was the museum's gift shop. In f...  more »
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  • A very good place for all the Philatelicians. Some rare stamp collection. Has got stamp shop but a liitle bit pricey. A refreshing experience. Came here 5-6 times.
  • Went there during Shakespeare themed exhibition. I'd say it's cute. The collections at the upper level were informative and well managed. Don't forget to buy some souvenirs from the shop and send some postcards away for your loved ones :)
  • Nice cosy, informative place on stamps. And more than just stamps, they did Star Wars, Tin Tin, cartoons, related to commemorative stamps issues. Favourite is the Peanuts Cartoon.
  • 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.
  • Nicely curated and themed exhibition of rare and beautiful stamps. Very reasonably priced gift shop.