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What do Harry Potter and mail have in common? For one, a letter of acceptance from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry changed his life. Also, throughout the story, he kept in close contact with his loved ones via owl post. And now in our Muggle (that’s ‘non-magic’ for you non-Harry Potter fans) world, you can find the boy wizard on stamps. That’s right, besides books and movies, you can experience Harry Potter through philately too!
Singapore Philatelic Museum’s first-ever Potter-themed exhibition brings together a comprehensive collection of Harry Potter stamps from all over the world, including Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Designed with attention to the finest details, each stamp lets you relive your favourite moments from Harry Potter.
Step further into the wizarding world with movie memorabilia and collectibles on loan from local Potterheads, including Jo Chua and Chin Xuan. Be dazzled by rare items such as autographs of the actors in Dumbledore’s Army, a collector’s edition DVD set, a filmmaking book set complete with its own Monster Book of Monsters and a one- of-a-kind Diagon Alley made entirely of LEGO. Let your imagination take flight with familiar scenes and references to Harry Potter while opportunities for photos and play abound. The young-at-heart will be particularly thrilled by interactive multimedia exhibits developed by students from Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Interactive & Digital Media.
Get ready to tr avel on a train
Fly like a Quidditch champion
Interacti ve wand
Visitors exploring the gallery
20 January - 25 June 2017
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Chickens are the most common birds on earth. With over 20 billion chickens – there are about three for every one person. How did this unassuming animal that can hardly fly move from Asia to the four corners of the world?
To explain its popularity, let us travel back in time, tracing its roots from prehistory and across numerous civilisations to arrive at its supreme position today. This year of the rooster, check out Chicken & Egg: A Fowl Tale exhibition that will reveal the amazing journey of the humble chicken, from its early home in the tropical Asian forests to the tables of world cuisines.
@ Singapore Philatelic Museum programmes
My Fancy Postcard
We Are One
Singapore In Stamps
Have fun learning through stamps as you discover the world around you! Preschool children can learn through purposeful play and interactive programmes such as Meet Mr Postman and My Fancy Postcard. Primary and secondary school students can discover more about their environment, learn about Singapore in the past and present, and also appreciate the world we live in through the beautifully designed stamps and engaging programmes. Colourful World of Stamps and Singapore in Stamps programmes give students the opportunity to explore, reflect, and build on what they learn in school.
Check www.spm.org.sg for information and contact Lily for booking & 6513 7347 or * Lily_Samuel@nhb.gov.sg
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For more details, contact Lily & 6513 7347 or * Lily_Samuel@nhb.gov.sg
Create a picture story with Singapore stamps! Calling all Primary 3 - 5 and Secondary 1 - 3 students, come participate in Draw My Stamp Story Art Competition! • Artwork on A4 size, landscape oriented white drawing block paper. • 1 - 3 unused Singapore stamps only, to be pasted onto the artwork. • Colour pencils, crayons, water or oil paints can be used. • Computer graphics and designs will not be accepted. • Winners will receive prizes. • Entries will be displayed at National Stamp Collecting Competition 2017.
Draw My StaMP Story art Competition
Can you spot this stamp in the picture?
Entry Form Submission Date: 26 May 2017 Entry Submission Date: July 2017 Exhibition Date: August 2017
Serangoon Secondary School Winners Exhibit: The Ultimate Travel Bucket List Award: Large Silver
National Stamp Collecting Competition
Hands-on Workshops Days: Every Tuesday & Thursday January – June 2017 Timing: 2.30pm – 4.30pm Charge: $4.00 per student Entry Form Submission Date: 26 May 2017 Exhibit Submission Date: July 2017 Exhibition Date: August 2017
“Every year, I look forward to the National Stamp Collecting Competition. Beyond being continuously inspired by the numerous talented masterpieces created by our youths in weaving a story-line surrounding the philatelic materials of their choices; what residues dear to my heart is the realisation that each individual student is capable to think from multiple perspectives; capable to connect ideas in a collaborative manner; and capable to present their themes professionally and clearly.”Mr Melvin Chan, History Senior Teacher, Teck Whye Secondary School Take part in the National Stamp Collecting Competition 2017! In a group of four, put together a philatelic entry using stamps, miniature sheets, stamp booklets, aerogrammes etc. Participants stand to gain knowledge in a wide range of topics, pick up research and organisational skills, and learn to work in a team. • Open to Primary 3 – 6 and Secondary 1 – 4 students. • Submit your entry in the English language or in mother tongue language; Chinese, Malay or Tamil. • Winning entries will be displayed at National Stamp Collecting Competition in August 2017. • Students will be awarded with trophies, and schools can compete for the Championship Trophy.
For more details and booking of workshops, contact Lily & 6513 7347 or * Lily_Samuel@nhb.gov.sgFourNation Stamp Exhibition 2016
At NSCC 2016, five gold award entries from secondary schools were shortlisted to take part in the FourNation Stamp Exhibition under the Youth Philately category. The exhibits were awarded the Silver Bronze, Silver and Large Silver Awards. CONGRATULATIONS!
Silver: - Compassvale Secondary School - Anglican High School Silver Bronze, Silver and Large Silver: - Serangoon Secondary School
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ON ON The Consulate-General of Singapore in Hong Kong organised its first-ever philatelic exhibition from 1 November to 2 December 2016. The exhibition was at Olympian City in Tai Kok Tsui, Citywalk in Tsuen Wan and E-max at KITEC in Kowloon Bay. Curated by Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) and incorporating a Chinese translation by the Singapore Consulate-General, “The Singapore Journey: 50 Years through Stamps” philatelic exhibition featured a variety of stamps, philatelic materials and artefacts showcasing Singapore’s political, economic and social development, multi-ethnic culture, arts and crafts, and flora and fauna. You can view this exhibition at SPM from now until 25 June 2017.
Picture credit: Consulate-General of Singapore in Hong Kong
the Singapore Journey Exhibition travels to Hong Kong
Guests at the opening ceremony From left: Ms Nikki Ng, Group General Manager of Sino Group; Ms Derby Lau, Postmaster General of Macao SAR; Mr Jacky Foo, Consul-General of Singapore in Hong Kong; Guest-of-Honour Mr Godfrey Leung, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development; Ms Tresnawati Prihadi, General Manager of the Singapore Philatelic Museum; and Ms Estella Chow, Assistant Postmaster General (Business Development) of Hongkong Post.
Admission to Singapore Philatelic Museum is free for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents every day. Valid identification must be produced. Check www.spm.org.sg for fun family programmes throughout the year.
Free admission for all on: Sunday, 29 January 2017 > Chinese New Year, Day 2
Upcoming Stamp Issues 6 January 2017 > Zodiac Rooster Celebrating Year of the Rooster 17 February 2017 > Anniversaries Commemorating the anniversaries of Girl Guides Singapore, Outward Bound Singapore and Lion Clubs International March 2017 > NS50 Commemorating 50 Years of National Service Stamp Fair Sunday, 12 March 2017 10.00am - 4.00pm Stamp Fair, Evaluation and Auction. Organised by the Singapore Stamp Club.
ongoing Exhibition Shaking It With Shakespeare Until 26 March 2017 Celebrate the life and times, and the enduring legacy of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare. This activity-based and fun-filled exhibition invites families to uncover nuggets of information about the literary giant