Know 10 Trees

Trees have a high level of importance in nature. Every day, trees are used to identify landmarks, provide shade, act as dust filter, prevent soil erosion and are habitats for various animals under their foliage. Trees are found almost everywhere in the garden city of Singapore, including parks, neighbourhoods and even along highways. On 26 […]

International Museum Day 2010

International Museum Day (IMD) falls around 18 May each year and is celebrated worldwide since 1977. This year’s theme is ‘museums for social harmony’. Today, a number of museums in Singapore are having an open house, i.e. free museum admission. In addition, family-friendly activities and interactive programmes are organised. Since 2006, the National Heritage Board […]

Prepaid Envelope: Gardens of Singapore

On 15 April 1994, Singapore Post issued the Gardens of Singapore prepaid envelope. Available in two different sizes, DL and C6, these envelopes can be used to send letters of up to 20 g to local addresses. Consumers may purchase these envelopes for convenience, since they save time on affixing a postage stamp. Next, if […]

Exhibition at YOG Learning Centre

Earlier this year, the Youth Olympic Games Learning Centre invited collectors to display their Olympic collection at a temporary exhibition. Located at 1 Kay Siang Road (off Tanglin Road), the two-storey Youth Olympic Games Learning Centre attracts students from primary and secondary schools around Singapore. Part of my Olympic stamp collection was on display, including […]

Postcard: Kiasma

Kiasma is a contemporary art museum located in Helsinki, Finland. Designed in 1993 by American architect Steven Holl, the museum opened its doors to the public in 1998. In 1992, an architectural design competition was held, attracting 516 entries, mainly from the Nordic and Baltic countries. Today, the museum displays the contemporary art collection of […]

99 Day Countdown to Singapore 2010

Today, I was invited to the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games 99-day countdown celebration. The event started at 7 pm this evening, attracting thousands of visitors. A queue for security clearance to enter the celebration ground did not deter visitors to the once-in-a-lifetime event. There were performances by celebrities such as Hady Mirza and Electrico, […]

The Successful Olympic Bid

With a total of 204000 visitors on the opening day, the Shanghai World Expo Park was flooded by huge crowds. Visitors to the park have started queuing up early in the morning for safety checks before entering. Visiting the Shanghai World Expo Park was similar to a tour around the globe. The 2010 Shanghai World […]