Singapore Philatelic Museum, Singapore

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#16 of 87 in Museums in Singapore
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. Add Singapore Philatelic Museum to your Singapore travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Singapore trip itinerary planning website.
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  • I was attracted to it because of the exhibition on Little Prince. I had long wanted to go earlier and been tracking the days. I am glad that I have finally make it there. I loved it at once and could....  more »
  • Singapore Philatelic Museum was opened on August 19, 1995. Singapore Philatelic Museum is housed in a century-old, double-story, colonial building. The original plans of this building were approved...  more »

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Message from Singapore Tourism Board
Here visitors can find Singapore’s only operating colonial postbox outside the museum as well as 12,000 stamps and objects related to the country’s postal system. More than just payment for postage, stamps shed light on the culture, history and milestones of a country. At the Singapore Philatelic Museum, which is housed in a century-old colonial building, visitors will find an enchanting collection of more than 12,000 stamps and objects related to the country’s postal system. With beginnings dating back to the 1830s, the collection here was acquired in Singapore and overseas. Look out for the world’s first stamp and the museum’s crown jewel - the only known complete set of 1854 Indian stamps, which were used in the Straits Settlements.