This was my second stop going solo in Singapore. I walked from Hong Kong Street to 23-B Coleman Street. On the way you can pass along Hill Street, which takes you to the Singapore river, Clark Quay, the Ministry of Information, and the Central Fire Station. Adjacent to the Central Fire Station is the Philatelic museum. The entrance fee for adults is 5SGD while senior citizens and children pay 4SGD. It looked like an old house with load limits on the stairs, but it was designed to appeal to young children. The lobby is divided into a shop, a reading area, and the reception area. There are 9 special areas for visitors.
The orange and purple room is all about basic philately and how stamps are made. The green room features philatelists and stamps from all over the world. The atrium hosts a special exhibit, “Dr. Sun Yat Sen: The Man Who Changed China” from 9 July 2011 to 18 September 2011. The heritage room and room of rarities on the second floor displayed Singapore’s origins and pride in philately. Gallery 1 features “Message Me”, a perspective on the evolution of communication, while gallery 2 focuses on Singapore’s aviation history. The children’s gallery is fully designed with the year of the rabbit in mind. It was quite fun since it’s also loaded with children’s games.
I gave the Singapore postal service a try and mailed a postcard to the Philippines. It came exactly a week after mailing, when I thought that it would reach up to 6-8 weeks! Now I can put up the postcard on my wall.Singapore Philatelic Museum http://www.spm.org.sg/ 23-B Coleman Street Singapore 179807