Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Stamp - Singapore botanic gardens - unesco world heritage site

PHOTO: Singapore Botanic Gardens - UNESCO World Heritage Site - Stamp Set (CSK15AST) - S$2.60
Posted by National Parks Board on 07 August 2015

Singapore, 7 August 2015 - Produced by Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) in partnership with the National Parks Board (NParks), ‘Singapore Botanic Gardens UNESCO World Heritage Site’ commemorative stamps will be issued today to celebrate the inscription of the Singapore Botanic Gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The stamp design celebrates the Garden’s rich natural and cultural heritage through the featuring of some well-loved icons of the Gardens such as the gazebo at the Bandstand, Burkill Hall and Tanglin Gate.

Mr Woo Keng Leong, Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Postal Services at SingPost, said, "This is Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is an important milestone for us as a nation and to mark the significance of this event, SingPost is very pleased to be able to partner NParks to produce the commemorative stamps, and having our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong unveil it today. My heartiest congratulations to Singapore and the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Singapore Botanic Gardens FDC, posted on 07 August 2015 from Paya Lebar to Taipei with arrival postmarked on 17 August 2015.PHOTO: Singapore Botanic Gardens FDC, posted on 07 August 2015 from Paya Lebar to Taipei with arrival  
Postmarked on 17 August 2015.
Picture posted by George WU, Gulfmann Collection on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Dr Leong Chee Chiew, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Professional Development & Services Cluster, National Parks Board, said, “We are delighted to launch the Singapore Botanic Gardens UNESCO World Heritage Site stamps, in partnership with SingPost. The Gardens is a place where shared memories are forged. Many Singaporeans have grown up playing in the shade of the Heritage Trees, watched concerts with their loved ones, or have had their wedding photos taken in the Gardens. The commemorative stamps not only celebrate the inscription but also elegantly capture the natural and cultural heritage of the Gardens for everyone to appreciate.

Commemorative stamps are selected to reflect and showcase a country's history, culture, values and national achievements. Other SG50 commemorative stamps that SingPost issued this year include Singapore’s 50 years of Independence stamp and Singapore World Stamp Exhibition 2015.

Each of the ‘Singapore Botanic Gardens UNESCO World Heritage Site’ commemorative stamp has a face value of $1.30. Besides this set of two stamps, other related stamp products include First Day Cover and Presentation Pack. They are on sale from 7 August 2015 at all post offices, Singapore Philatelic Museum and online at www.stampdelight.com. The First Day Cover will be on sale until 11 August, 2015.

First Day Cover, The Singapore Botanic Gardens
PHOTO: First Day Cover, The Singapore Botanic Gardens
"Special thanks to Terence for this superb FDC sent from Paya Lebar Post Office on the first day of issue."
Posted by David from Mauritius on Thursday, 3 September 2015 at 11:12 PM

About Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG)
Established in 1859, the Singapore Botanic Gardens played an important historical role in the introduction and promotion of many plants of economic value to Southeast Asia, including the Para rubber tree.

Over the years, the Gardens has continued to introduce and rejuvenate its horticultural attractions while continuing its mission of connecting plants and people.

Today, the 74-hectare Gardens is a key civic and community space, and an international tourist destination.

Attracting an annual visitorship of more than 4.4 million, it is also an important institution for tropical botanical and horticultural research, education and conservation.

Singapore World Heritage Site - Bandstand in Botanical Garden
PHOTO: Singapore World Heritage Site - Bandstand in Botanical Garden
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Stamp issued on : 7 August 2015
Postmark : First Day Pictorial , Singapore
Postcard : Botanical Garden Postcard
Posted by Ye choh san on Monday, 14 September 2015 at 5:00 AM

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The Gardens showcases the best and most spectacular of tropical flora, including more than 10,000 types of plants and the region’s most significant living collection of documented palms, orchids, cycads and gingers. Its historic 19th century garden landscape is well preserved and includes the earliest ornamental designed lake in Singapore. Home to numerous heritage trees and a tract of primary rainforest, the Gardens is less than a 10-minute walk from the shopping belt in Orchard Road. The Gardens was inscribed as Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015.

The Gardens was ranked the number one park in Asia in TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards for attractions in 2014. In 2012, it clinched the inaugural Garden of the Year Award by the Canadian Garden Tourism Council. In 2008, it was awarded the Michelin three-star rating and selected by Time Magazine as Asia’s Best Urban Jungle.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens is managed by the National Parks Board. For more information, visit www.sbg.org.sg and www.facebook.com/singaporebotanicgardens

Singapore World Heritage Site - Botanical Garden
PHOTO: Singapore World Heritage Site - Botanical Garden
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Stamp issued on : 07 August 2015
Postmark : First Day Pictorial , Singapore
Postcard : Botanical Garden Postcard
Posted by  Ye choh san on Friday, 04 September 2015 at 5:35 AM


About National Parks Board (NParks)
National Parks Board (NParks) is responsible for providing and enhancing the greenery of our City in a Garden.

Beyond building green infrastructure, NParks is actively engaging the community to enhance the quality of our living environment.

NParks manages over 350 parks and 4 nature reserves. Adding to this is the extensive streetscape, or roadside greenery, that forms the backbone of our City in a Garden. An island-wide Park Connector Network is also being developed to link major parks, nature areas and residential estates.

As the lead agency on biodiversity conservation, NParks has developed an urban biodiversity conservation model, which aims to conserve representative eco-systems in land-scarce Singapore. NParks also monitors and coordinates measures to enhance the presence of biodiversity in our urban landscape.

NParks is working closely with partners in the landscape and horticulture industry to increase productivity, and provide training for all levels of the workforce. Enhancing competencies of the industry will support Singapore’s vision of being a City in a Garden.

For more information, visit www.nparks.gov.sg and www.facebook.com/nparksbuzz

By SingPost and National Parks Board (NParks) Stamps Launch

Singapore 2013 City in a Garden stamp issue
PHOTO: Singapore 2013 City in a Garden stamp issue
NParks Commemorative Book and Stamps, “Our City in a Garden” Stamps
The special set of four biodegradable Commemorative Stamps with seeds. The beautifully illustrated stamps comprise 1st Local, S$0.50, S$0.80 and S$1.10. The 1st Local stamp is affixed with seeds of the Portulaca grandiflora (commonly known as moss-rose) for planting.
Posted by My Green Space,  Issue 19 Vol 4/2013

Singapore Stamp 2013 Our City In a Garden First Day Cover (FDC)
PHOTO: Singapore Stamp 2013 Our City In a Garden First Day Cover (FDC)
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The four designs in this stamp issue portray Singapore's vibrant urban landscape nestled within a thriving garden with native plants and wildlife. To commemorate 50 years of greening Singapore, the self-adhesive 1st Local stamps from this series come affxed with seeds of the Portulaca grandiflora for everyone to plant.
Posted by  Lucky Stamps