Saturday, August 29, 2009

Stamp - Singapore and Philippines 40 Years of Diplomatic Relations (Bridges)


Miniature sheet of the joint stamp issue with the theme ''Bridges''
Top-left: ''Bamban Bridge'' - (Philippines)
Top-right: "Cavenagh Bridge'' - (Singapore)
Bottom-left: ''Henderson Waves" and "Alexandra Arch" - (Singapore)
Bottom-right: ''Marcelo Fernan Bridge'' - (Philippines)



The joint stamp issue with the theme ''Bridges''


Date of Issue: 28 August 2009
Denominations: 1st local, 65¢, 80¢ & $1. 10
Stamp Size: 40.8mm x 29.85mm
Miniature Sheet: 120mm x 75mm
Perforation: 13
Paper: Unwatermarked
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Printer: Secura (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Sheet Content: 10 stamps per sheet
Designer: Victorino Z. Serevo
Graphic Designer: Chan Willie

From https://shop.vpost.com.sg/vPOSTMall/execute/viewCatalog?catalog=CSK09
and
https://shop.vpost.com.sg/vPOSTMall/images/philatelic/CSK09.pdf



First Day Cover of the joint stamp issue with the theme ''Bridges'' (large)



First Day Cover of the miniature sheet joint stamp issue with the theme ''Bridges'' (large)



''Henderson Waves" and "Alexandra Arch" - (Singapore)
Picture (large) is obtained from http://heathergarratt.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/p1030202.jpg


Presentation pack front cover (large) - Singapore and Philippines 40 Years of Diplomatic Relations (Bridges)

Extracted from the stamp leaflet accompanying the stamps.
This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and the Philippines. To commemorate this anniversary, Singapore and the Philippines will be releasing this joint stamp issue with the theme ''Bridges'', which aims to illustrate the close and multifaceted ties between both countries. Chosen bridges include Henderson Waves & Alexandra Arch and Cavenagh Bridge from Singapore, as well as Bamban Bridge and Marcelo Fernan Bridge from the Philippines.


''Henderson Waves" and "Alexandra Arch" - (Singapore)
Picture is obtained from http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2374/2504216647_3b4c890b44.jpg

''Henderson Waves" and "Alexandra Arch" , both found along the Southern Ridges, were opened May 2008. Presently Singapore's highest pedestrian bridge, standing 36m above Henderson Road.


''Henderson Waves" and "Alexandra Arch" - (Singapore)
Picture is obtained from http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3051/2490049704_190fe1741f.jpg

Henderson Waves connects Mount Faber park to Telok Blangah Hill Park, while the smaller bridge Alexandra Arch, connects Kent Ridge Park to Telok Blangah Hill Park via the Flora Walk.


''Henderson Waves" and "Alexandra Arch" - (Singapore)
Picture is obtained from http://ymsim.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/p10904782.jpg (medium)



From Presentation pack - the joint stamp issue with the theme ''Bridges''

Top-right: "Cavenagh Bridge'' - (Singapore)
"Cavenagh Bridge'', built in 1868, is the oldest bridge on the Singapore River. Built to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Crown Colony of the Straits Settlement, it was converted to a pedestrian bridge. Now, with lighting added in the 1990s to accentuate its architectural features at nightfall, it provides the most convenient pedestrian link between the cultural district at the north bank and the commercial district to the south of the Singapore River.




Picture is obtained from https://shop.vpost.com.sg/vPOSTMall/execute/viewDetail?itemSku=CSK09@^CSK09MS

Top-left: ''Bamban Bridge'' - (Philippines)
''Bamban Bridge'', crossing the Sacobia-Bamban River system, along the MacArthur Highway between Mabalacat, Pampanga and Bamban. Tarlac, is one of the modern and sleek-looking bridges in The Philippines. The bridge's arch has a span of 174 metres and contains 1,400 tons of steel. It is one of the longest bridges of its type in the world and was completed sometime around 1998.




Picture is obtained from https://shop.vpost.com.sg/vPOSTMall/execute/viewDetail?itemSku=CSK09@^CSK09AST
Note: Orientation is slightly different

Top-right: ''Marcelo Fernan Bridge'' - (Philippines)
''Marcelo Fernan Bridge'' is an extradosed cable-stayed bridge located in Metro Cebu, Cebu in the Philippines. It spans across Mactan Channel connecting Cebu Island to Mactan Island. Opened in August 1999 to decongest the traffic from the older Mactan-Mandaue Bridge, the bridge has a total length of 1237 metres with a centre span of 185 metres. This bridge is one of the widest and longest bridge span in the Philippines, and is named after Senator Marcelo Fernan from Cebu City.




From Presentation pack - the joint stamp issue with the theme ''Bridges'' (large)

Extracted from the text behind the envelope of the first day cover.
The Philippines and Singapore enjoy a warm bilateral relationship. Both countries also work closely together in ASEAN as well as various international and regional fora. On the economic front, the Philippines is also one of Singapore's major trading partners within ASEAN. Issued against the backdrop of the 40th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and the Philippines, this set of stamps commemorates the warm relationship between both countries.




''Henderson Waves" and "Alexandra Arch" - (Singapore)
Picture is obtained from http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_wWkbuHv9Q6o/SWe0OINut6I/AAAAAAAAAU8/WfB2sPm5IPM/s1600-h/normal_southern-ridges-henderson-waves-9.jpg


First Day Cover (without stamps): S$0.25*
Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps or miniature sheet: S$3.65* each
Presentation Pack: S$4.60*
Pre-cancelled Commemorative Cover affixed with Singapore and Philippines stamps: S$4.55*

  • Obtainable from any Post Office and Singapore Philatelic Museum.
  • * Prices inclusive of 7% GST for purchases within Singapore.
  • 1st Local stamps can be used to make up the postage for overseas mail.
  • The designs in the leaflet were reproduced from rough, visuals.
  • Details may be subject to changes.


''Henderson Waves" and "Alexandra Arch" by night - (Singapore)
Picture is obtained from http://neatorama.cachefly.net/images/2008-08/henderson-wave-bridge.jpg


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