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Singpost releases ‘tallest stamps’ in Singapore’s history

The collection will feature six buildings with skyrise greenery.

Xynthea Ong

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Published: 5 July 2021, 2:12 PM

Stamp collectors can now expand their stamp collection with the “tallest stamps” in Singapore’s history. 

The stamps, released by Singpost at the start of the month, are part of a commemorative set of six stamps which features prominent buildings in Singapore with skyrise greenery. 

Each stamp measures 8.16mm in height. It celebrates the skyrise green projects that inspire new possibilities and frontiers in shaping Singapore as a City in Nature. 

The collection features six developments: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Oasia Hotel Downtown, Kampung Admiralty, Jewel Changi Airport, SkyTerrace@Dawson (2015) and Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. 

All locations apart from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum have all won the Design of the Year at the President*s Design Award (P*DA). 

The museum was designed by two awardees of Designer of the Year.  

The stamps are priced between 30 cents and $1.40 each. You can also opt for sets such as the Pre-cancelled First Day Covers with stamps ($6.30) and Presentation Packs ($7.35). 

It is available at all post offices, philatelic stores and Singpost’s online store, while stocks last.

Singpost said in its press release that the commitment to greening Singapore, despite being land scarce, remains a priority in the city-state’s future development. 

The Landscaping for Urban Spaces and High-Rises (LUSH) programme, introduced in 2009 to encourage building developers to adopt skyrise greenery in their building design, was one of many initiatives to support implementation of skyrise greening island-wide and an innovative strategy to integrate lush greenery into Singapore’s urban fabric, it said. 

“Developers are incentivised to incorporate greenery onto the multitude of vertical and horizontal, exterior and interior spaces in a building through innovative designs and technology to replace greenery from the building sites. 

As of end 2020, the LUSH scheme has enabled the introduction of more than 250 hectares of greenery within new developments in the past decade, resulting in the abundance of greenery in what could have just been a concrete jungle,” it added. 

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