22 Jun 2019

SingPost commemorates Singapore’s Bicentennial with historic stamps to give Singaporeans a taste of nostalgia

Singapore, 22 June 2019 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) today launched a set of stamps to commemorate The Singapore Bicentennial. The set of 10 stamps was unveiled today by Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Kiat together with Mr Vincent Phang, Singapore Post’s CEO for Postal Services and Singapore, at the Singapore Bicentennial Roadshow @ North East, held at Our Tampines Hub from 22 to 30 June 2019.

Stamp design

The stamp set features a tapestry of Singapore’s rich and varied history, tracking Singapore’s story from settlement to nationhood. The 10 stamps depict key milestones of Singapore’s 700-year journey beyond the bicentennial milestone, illustrating why Singapore’s early years before 1819 were also critical to its success today.

The visual story begins all the way back from the establishment of Kingdom of Singapura by Sang Nila Utama in the 13th century, followed by key milestones including the arrival of the British in Singapore, World War II, Singapore’s Independence in 1965 to the flourishing Singapore today, before ending with a vision of how Singapore’s future will look.

The set of stamps is designed by Singaporean animator and illustrator Lim An-Ling. Inspired by dioramas, the medium of the stamps artwork is a mix of clay models and digital illustration, a first for any stamp issue.

Mr Vincent Phang said that SingPost was excited to be able to bring Singaporeans down memory lane through this symbolic set of stamps.

“Having been around for over 160 years, SingPost is one of Singapore’s pioneer institutions that have been part of Singapore’s history in the last two centuries, from a settlement to the vibrant nation we are today.

“What better way to remember the stepping stones to Singapore today, than with this set of stamps that represent our take on the events that have shaped us a country, nation, and as one people,” Mr Phang added.

Sale of stamps

The stamps (valued between 30 cents and $1.30 each), Collectors’ Sheet (S$16.80), Pre-cancelled First Day Covers (S$8.25) and Presentation Packs (S$9.30) will go on sale from 22 June 2019 at all post offices, the Philatelic Store @ GPO and online at shop.singpost.com, while stocks last.

In addition, the stamps and other merchandise will be available for sale at the Singapore Bicentennial Roadshow @ North East, held at Our Tampines Hub between 22 and 30 June 2019.

Singapore Bicentennial Roadshow @ North East

The stamps will be unveiled on 22 June 2019 at the Singapore Bicentennial Roadshow @ North East, held at Our Tampines Hub. Visitors to the SingPost booth will be able to view the stamps, as well as participate in other interactive activities, such as a Meet and Greet session with SingPost’s postmen.

Stamp collectors visiting the event will also be able to collect an exclusive Bicentennial catchet, as well as daily themed date-stamps, with a total of nine date-stamps to be collected over the duration of the roadshow. The roadshow will run from 22 through 30 June 2019, 11am to 9pm daily.

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About Singapore Post Limited

For more than 160 years, Singapore Post (SingPost), as the country's postal service provider, has been delivering trusted and reliable services to homes and businesses in Singapore. Today, SingPost is pioneering and leading in eCommerce logistics as well as providing innovative mail and logistics solutions in Singapore and around the world, with operations in 19 markets.

Building on its trusted communications through domestic and international postal services, SingPost is taking the lead in end-to-end integrated and digital mail solutions. The suite of SingPost eCommerce logistics solutions includes front end web management, warehousing and fulfilment, last mile delivery and international freight forwarding.