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 […]

Postcard: Palau Nacional

The Palau Nacional, is located in the city of Barcelona, Spain. It is the symbolic building of the 1929 International Exhibition and houses the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. It is located on the Montju├»c mountain, where visitors have a magnificent view of Barcelona. Publisher: Triangle Postals Photographer: Pere Vivas

Postcards: Embrace our Diversity

Recently, colourful postcards on the theme of ‘Embrace our Diversity’ have been made available across the island. This social campaign by Central Singapore aims to answer questions on cultural and religious taboos, while encouraging Singaporeans to treasure their multicultural society. In this series, there are three different postcard designs. ‘Many people have used the word […]

Postcard: Beijing 2008

This week, we feature a postcard showing a bird’s eye view of the Beijing Olympic Green. On the left side is the Beijing National Stadium, colloquially known as the Bird’s Nest. With a construction cost of US$423 million, the 80,000-seater stadium is the world’s largest steel structure. This postcard also shows the Beijing National Aquatics […]

Chinese New Year Postcard

Today is the fifteenth and last day of Chinese New Year, as well as the last day of February. Families usually celebrate this special day by eating glutinous rice balls, commonly known as Tangyuan. Every year, China Post would issue postcards for the Chinese New Year. Also known as lottery New Year postcards, each of […]

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

Postcard: Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a large sea port city located in the Netherlands and is the second largest municipality in the country. Its port is the largest in Europe and can be accessed via the Meuse and Rhine rivers. This port used to be the world’s busiest port from 1962 to 2004. Sent: 12 October 2009 Received: […]

Postcard: Autumn

This postcard from the Netherlands shows golden leaves of autumn. In the northern hemisphere, this season is from September to November each year. On the postcard is a Dutch phrase: ‘Voor ze echt gaan vallen, worden ze eerst van goud, neem je de tijd hiervoor…’ This can can be translated as: ‘Before they fall from […]

Postcards from Singapore

Over the week, the (physical) mailbox at The Restaurant was clogged up by an ever-increasing number of mail items received from different places around the globe, such as Finland, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Kingdom, and mainly consisted of postcards (via the Postcrossing Project). In order to prevent further clogging (especially by advertisements […]