Monday, May 16, 2011

1990 Tourism Definitive Stamps - High Values

The 1990 definitive series featured a series of tourism related stamps. There are stamps with the zoo, Sentosa, Jurong Bird Park etc for the lower value denomination stamps.

The 4 high value denomination stamps featured the four races instead.
These stamps are:

- $1 Chinese Opera Singer
- $2 Malay Dancer
- $5 Indian Dancer
- $10 Ballet Dancer (Eurasian)


In the background of the stamps there are also four buildings but I recognised only two of them, i.e. the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple at Little India for Indian Dancer, and the Victoria Concert Hall for the Ballet Dancer. I thought the mosque was the Sultan Mosque, but the drawing does not matched up somehow. I am clueless about the Chinese Arch. Anyone can help?

P.S.: Thanks Yesterday.sg for helping me about the two buildings.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

the mosque is sultan mosque, from a different angle.

http://beautifulmosques.com/?tag=singapore

Sgstamps said...

Thanks for the info!

Anonymous said...

The arch could be Haw Par Villa

Sgstamps said...

Ooh...

The third tier of the arch has a wall underneath it but the Haw Par Villa one doesn't... so I am not sure.

Maybe let me take a look again...

Urban Explorers of Singapore said...

Perhaps we can help out.
Firstly, it's not the gate at Tiger Balm Gate.

The answer is Siong Lim Temple (Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery) at Jalan Toa Payoh. This temple have gone thru heavy renovation, and perhaps the gate was altered too?

Here's a clearer photo of the stamp revealing the location name.
http://colnect.com/en/stamps/stamp/265188-Chinese_opera_singer_Siong-Lim_temple-Tourism-Singapore

Here's a matching photo. Quite tiny but you can see the resemblance.
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/printheritage/image.aspx?id=5d9a2422-5e71-4afc-bb69-7916490c539e

Here are clearer photos from National Archives of Singapore.
http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/photographs/record-details/b93f0cbb-1162-11e3-83d5-0050568939ad
http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/photographs/record-details/b93f213a-1162-11e3-83d5-0050568939ad
http://www.nas.gov.sg/archivesonline/photographs/record-details/b93f350a-1162-11e3-83d5-0050568939ad


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