Christmas 2009

As you are looking forward to the holiday season, The Restaurant would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued patronage. Thank you for sending in all the wonderful Season’s Greetings cards. Of course, if you have more, feel free to send them to vBox 887977, Singapore. Remember to write down your […]

A Letter from Sydney

As mentioned in the previous post, postage is comparatively more expensive in Australia. Sending a standard letter to Singapore costs A$1.45 (S$1.80), even though a 7-Eleven cashier claimed that it was $2.10, thinking that Singapore is a country in Europe. Postcards require A$1.40 worth of stamps. However, it seems that one can send a letter […]

A Week in Australia

If you have been wondering why there was nothing new over the past week, here’s the answer: I have spent the past few days on holiday in Australia, cruising under the Sydney Harbour Bridge and sailing past the Opera House. Even though it is supposed to be the hot season, there seems to be a […]

The Stained Surprise

While clearing away some things from the back of my cupboard, I came across a torn corner of an envelope postmarked 7 January 2009. It was not the date that caught my eye, but it was the cancellation machine number C10. (Yes, it’s the classic story of finding treasures during spring cleaning.) If you would […]

Annual Stamp Collection 2009

The 2009 Collection of Singapore Stamps has been released today. This coffee-table book contains all the stamps released in the entire year, including issues such as the Flora and Fauna definitives, 150 Years of Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore Food Festival, and APEC 2009. The book can be obtained from any Post Offices or via the […]

Postcard: Tallinn

Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is the home to over 400,000 people. This city is located along the northern coast of the country and is the largest city there. Tourists can explore the place easily on foot, especially in the two old towns, Lower Town and Toompea. Sent: 9 October 2009 Received: 20 October 2009