16 Jul 2018

SingPost and The Straits Times launch stamp to commemorate the DPRK-USA Singapore Summit

The DPRK-USA Summit collector’s sheet features a picture taken by The Straits Times photojournalist Kevin Lim of the historic handshake between the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong Un, and the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump.
Issuance Date: 20 July 2018

SINGAPORE, 16 July 2018 –Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) and The Straits Times will launch on 20 July 2018 a special stamp commemorating the historic 12 June 2018 Summit in Singapore between the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Un, and the President of the United States of America (USA), Donald J. Trump.

Sentosa, which means peace and tranquility in Malay, was the location for the historic Summit between the two leaders on 12 June 2018. They met for the first time to discuss DPRK-USA relations and the building of lasting and robust peace on the Korean Peninsula. The Summit resulted in the signing of a joint statement by the two leaders.

When the two leaders appeared together in the courtyard of the Capella Singapore hotel for their historic handshake, photographers sprang into action to capture the moment. This picture was taken by photojournalist Kevin Lim from The Straits Times.

Mr Woo Keng Leong, Chief Executive Officer, Postal Services, SingPost, said: “Postage stamps not only express a country’s identity and ambitions, but are an important record of its history, culture, values and achievements. The DPRK-USA Singapore Summit underscores Singapore’s international standing and reputation for hosting high security diplomatic events. SingPost is pleased to work with The Straits Times to immortalise this historic moment for Singapore and the world, with this commemorative stamp.”

Mr Warren Fernandez, the Editor-in-Chief of The Straits Times and Singapore Press Holdings’ English, Malay, Tamil Media Group, welcomed the first-ever collaboration between SingPost and The Straits Times to mark this historic chapter for Singapore. “Kevin performed brilliantly and delivered. His photos ran not only in The Straits Times but in leading publications around the world. It is fitting to commemorate what he achieved with a special stamp to mark the historic Summit here in Singapore,” Mr Fernandez added.

Collector’s Sheets with a commemorative $10 stamp will go on sale at $10.70 each on 20 July 2018 at all post offices, the Philatelic Store and the Singapore Philatelic Museum. They may also be purchased online at shop.singpost.com.

Other Stamp Information

Date of Issue:

20 July 2018



Stamp Size:

45mm x 45mm

Collector’s Sheet:

113mm x 80mm





Printing Process:

Offset Lithography


Secura Singapore Pte Ltd


Wong Wui Kong

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