Monday, July 8, 2013

Stamp - Bonus 2013 (Gardens by the Bay)

Source Website: http://www.tanwj.com/stamps/gardens-by-the-bay-2012/
By Tan Wei Jie, philatelic collector of stamps and banknotes

 

Gardens by the Bay (2012)
PHOTO: Gardens by the Bay (2012)
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To commemorate the opening of Singapore’s latest attraction Gardens by the Bay on 29 June 2012, Singapore Post released a set of two $1.10 stamps. The stamps are designed by Mr Eng Siak Loy.

Among the three gardens at Gardens by the Bay, Bay South is the largest. Spanning 54 hectares, Bay South will feature the best of tropical horticulture and garden artistry through two contrasting sets of foliage, the Heritage Gardens and the World of Plants.



2013 Bonus Stamp - Gardens by the Bay (2012)
PHOTO: 2013 Bonus Stamp - Gardens by the Bay (2012)
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Two cooled conservatories and man-made supertrees ranging from 25 metres to 50 metres in height form the backdrop of Bay South. The 32-hectare Bay East spans 2 kilometre along the Marina Reservoir to link Gardens by the Bay with East Coast Park.

The 15-hectare Bay Central will provide access to cultural activities at The Esplanade Theatres on the Bay arts centre.



2013 Bonus Stamp - Gardens by the Bay (2012)
PHOTO: 2013 Bonus Stamp - Gardens by the Bay (2012)
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The new attraction is a short five-minute walk from Bayfront MRT. A free shuttle service operates between Marina Bay MRT station and Gardens by the Bay at ten-minute intervals, from 9 am to 9 pm daily.

Stamp size: 120 mm by 40 mm
Perforation: 13
Sheet content: 10
Designer: Eng Siak Loy

Images and adapted text: Singapore Post
By Tan Wei Jie, philatelic collector of stamps and banknotes



Mr Eng Siak Loy has previously designed a large number of local stamps, including the issue 150 Years of Singapore Botanic Gardens.



150 Years of Singapore Botanic Gardens
PHOTO: 150 Years of Singapore Botanic Gardens
This set of stamps ’150 Years of Singapore Botanic Gardens’ is designed by Singapore designer Mr Eng Siak Loy, who has won awards including Asia’s Most Beautiful Stamps Award and second place in the Most Beautiful Stamp in the World Award in 2003. In 2007, Mr Eng has also won the Singapore President’s Design Award (Designer of the Year).

The stamps depict favourite sites in the Botanic Gardens, including the Band Stand, Swan Lake, the Girl on the Swing sculpture, and the Visitor Centre.
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