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Singapore Philatelic Museum

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Address: 23B Coleman Street Singapore Philatelic Museum, Singapore 179807, Singapore
Phone Number: 65 6337 3888
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Singapore Philatelic Museum celebrates everything about the world of...

Singapore Philatelic Museum celebrates everything about the world of stamps, from their unique background and connection to important historical moments in history, to stamp design and important collections.

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Tiny Space of Joy

Although I'm not a big fan of philately, this place has made philately such an interesting subject. The installation (just like other museums in Singapore) plays a big role... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
vaitnicnent
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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323 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this museum last week. The museum looks at philately generally, philately in Singapore during the British Colonial days and then goes on to look at Singapore's philately since independence for the past 51 years. There is a charge for foreigners, but it's free for Singaporeans who would probably not attend if they had to pay. There is a general... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although I'm not a big fan of philately, this place has made philately such an interesting subject. The installation (just like other museums in Singapore) plays a big role, especially in bringing the joy of philately. The place is quite small; however they manage to inform visitors on what makes these stamps--cultures, the propagandas, the visions, the events, etc. Not... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Surprised that this smallish museum could pack so many artefacts. And even more pleasantly surprised by the ever changing displays as nothing was the same as when I went previously. Plus lots of souvenirs to bring home with.

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Abu Dhabi, UAE
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there mainly for the Shakespeare exhibit. It's directed at kids more than Adults but it's a good place to spend an hour or so on a rainy day

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I spent about 40 minutes in this smallish museum. Some interesting and very old stamps on display. I liked the section showing miniature post boxes around the world. You can also buy various local and foreign postage stamps in the souvenir section.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

What you get out of the Philatelic Museum completely depends on why you go, how many times you've gone, and wether or not you actually have experience in the subject of philately. If you're a tourist then this would be a great place because of all the exhibits. It has some great ones about local customs. This would also be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

An impromptu trip to the museum and didn't expect much since it was our first time here. Surprisingly, our 3yr old love it. She explored almost every section and there were enough activities that's suit her.

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This wass the first time I visited a philatelic museum. I went there because of Peanuts collection. It was fabulous, you can see stuff and get enough information about it. The museum also displayed postcards from Peanuts' lover from all lover the world. I don't know what the museum is like when there's no special exhibition, but I had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This is my second tine to the museum. While there are permanent exhibits, the museum also tries to bring in new features and themes for variety. For example, the Shakespeare exhibition is on now, and it shows quite interesting snippets of the bard that I don't know of. The info is great too, and you will learn a lot if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

It could be better, but it's quaint and does show all the stamps of Singapore. They also sell some stamps but if you really want post office new stamps, you have to go to the philatelic bureau. I rummaged through the 10 cent pile and added some Vietnam stamps to my collection. It was a free way to pass an... More 

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