Singapore, 14 October 2020 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) is issuing the longest single stamp in Singapore’s history as part of a two-stamp set featuring the skylines of its iconic business district and one of Singapore’s most matured residential estates. The stamp set will go on sale tomorrow, 15 October 2020.
The first stamp – measuring 163.2mm in length – features a panorama of Singapore’s world-renowned skyline of the Marina Bay Central Business District. Shimmering with colour by day and glittering with lights by night, the Marina Bay is an often photographed and iconic vista of the island-state. Encompassing the sky-scraping towers of the Business District and the heritage buildings of the Civic District, as well as the award-winning gardens and leisure attractions that line the Singapore River, the scene also shows Singapore’s high-rise homes and the ship-filled strait in the background.
The second smaller stamp features one of Singapore’s longest public housing apartment building, Block 34 in Whampoa West. Built in 1971, the residential building is famous for its 320-metre long corridor, featuring a staggering 46 apartments on each floor.
The ubiquitous apartments built by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) are what most Singaporeans make home and colloquially referred to as ‘HDB flats’. The HDB apartment blocks and their designs also track Singapore’s progress through the years, symbolising Singapore’s advancement from third world to first.
Sale of stamps
The stamps (valued at $1.40 and $2) Pre-cancelled First Day Covers with stamps (S$4.90) and Presentation Packs (S$5.95) will be available from tomorrow, 15 October 2020 at all post offices, Philatelic Stores and online at shop.singpost.com, while stocks last.
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