16 May 2018

SingPost celebrates 50th anniversary of ISEAS, JTC and MUIS in new stamp issue

SingPost’s Anniversaries stamp set
Issuance Date: 16 May 2018

SINGAPORE, 16 May 2018 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) today launched a new set of stamps that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, JTC and the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS).

ISEAS was founded on 7 June 1968, when the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Act was passed. It was the first research centre in Southeast Asia that was dedicated to the study of the region. The Institute conducts a range of research programmes; holds conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars; publishes briefs, research journals and books; and provides research support facilities, including a large library collection. It was renamed ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute on 12 August 2015, in honour of Singapore’s first President.
JTC is the lead government agency for the planning and development of industrial infrastructure to support and catalyse the growth of industries and enterprises in Singapore. When formed on 1 June 1968, its first task was to transform Jurong into an industrial township that would support Singapore’s industrialisation plan. The Jurong Town Hall building featured was the headquarters of JTC between 1974 and 2000. On 1 June 2015, the building was gazetted as a national monument, in recognition of its architectural importance, and its significance as a historic symbol of Singapore’s economic and industrial progress.
The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, or Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS), was established on 1 July 1968 as a statutory body to advise the President of Singapore on all matters relating to Islam in Singapore. From the early days when Singapore’s Muslim community sought to establish its place in the new nation, MUIS has forged a unique and forward looking Singaporean Muslim Identity that reflects the rootedness and progressiveness within Islam. Over the past 50 years, key institutions such as mosques, madrasahs, and wakaf have seen much development, which has enhanced the socio-religious life of the Singapore Muslim community.
The stamps come in three designs with a common denomination of $1.30. Pre-cancelled First Day Covers affixed with the complete set of stamps are available at $5.45 each.

The stamps will go on sale from 16 May 2018 at all post offices, the Philatelic Store @ GPO and the Singapore Philatelic Museum. They may also be purchased online at https://shop.singpost.com/.


Other Stamp Information

Date of Issue: 16 May 2018
Denominations: $1.30 (3 designs)
Stamp Size: 38mm x 30mm
Perforation: 13
Paper: Unwatermarked
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Printer: Thai British Security Printing
Sheet Content: 10 stamps per sheet
Designer: Sonny Lee

First Day Cover (without stamps): $0.50*
Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps: $5.45*
Presentation Pack : $6.50*

* Prices inclusive of GST for purchases within Singapore.

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