This is the earliest philatelic museum in Southeast Asia. It is worth seeing. You can learn about Singapore, including the history of the Straits Settlements and East India, and the history of postal development through stamps. The museum often changes themed exhibitions, and there are plans to visit every time.
This is a modern philatelic museum. The red postboxes left over from the colonial era are still preserved outside the door. Stations with different themes are held every year. The first floor is the history of stamp development in Singapore. You can see the changes in mailboxes. The second floor is the development process of stamps. There is a fixed exhibition room for stamps of various ages, including the Orange House where the world’s first stamps are collected, and the Purple House where stamp production is introduced. There is a philatelic shop in the museum, which is a favorite place for stamp collectors.
The Singapore Philatelic Museum is a very small private museum. It houses various stamps issued by Singapore in the past dynasties. Some of them are really old and very precious. In addition, there are many nostalgic little things here, which make people feel the sense of wasted time. Those who like nostalgia may wish to visit.
Learn about the evolution of stamps. A good attraction to learn more about stamps. Great experience for my kids and family.
Stamps! They are almost a lost art as technology by way of emailing has virtually taken over written communications where we actually send something in letter form, put it in an envelop, stamp and send. I was an avid stamp collector for many years and was so excited to visit the Philatelic Museum in Singapore. It is both nostalgic and tragic. I root for the return of penpals and sending real letters to family and friends!
Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) is located in Armenian Street, a walking distance from Empress Place's Asian Civilization Museum (ACM), National Museum of Singapore (NMS) and Peranakan Museum. It contains collection related to philately, ranging from stamps to postal goods. It also has a modest philately shop offering stamps and tools for collectors. For memento purpose, you can buy stamp(s) and get cancelled (for your philatelic passport) or send a mail through this post office through the old postbox in front of the building. The collections are only modest, and can be seen in about an hour.
The communications are so developed that we can hardly use mail anymore, but the stamps used by the ancestors 100 years ago are available here, don't forget to bring some stamps from other countries home to treasure as our next generation will never have the chance to use stamps again.