Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Visit to the Singapore Philatelic Museum

The Singapore Philatetic Museum was having an open house last weekend, so I thought it'd be a good time for us to visit the museum. I liked the interactive displays, and now that Noah is walking, he also had fun opening and closing the panels, and watching the displays 'come alive'. Other than a good collection of stamps, they also had on display old post boxes and postman scooters. 
Now that emails have somewhat taken over snail mails, we don't get to see much stamps around. I still remember how stamp collecting was a hobby for many when I was in primary school. All of us would have stamp albums, and we'd enjoy swapping stamps with each other. I like the artwork on stamps, especially the commemorative issues. Sometime back, I came across the Annual Collection of Singapore Stamps and decided to buy the 2011 and 2009 collections for Noah and Nathan. The books contain a collection of stamps issued in that year, and there is a short write-up about the design/event. I thought the books will be a nice keepsake for them, and they'll get to read about the events that took place in their birth year.
The highlight of the visit for Nathan was the dragon boat. He enjoyed banging on the drum and rowing the boat, and it was hard getting him to move on to something else. When we were about to leave, Nathan asked to row the boat again!
Stamp Museum

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