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Oct 17, 2010

Book About Singapore Stamps

Book cover of "Singapore Stamps: Anniversaries & Milestones"

Children's books co-authored by Dr. Tan Wee Kiat.

The latest book about postage stamps authored by Dr. Tan Wee Kiat entitled "Singapore Stamps: Anniversaries & Milestones" and available at Singapore Philatelic Museum .

The book is co-authored by Ivan Chew and Ong Yew Ghee .

The Book Advisors are Ruth Wong, Amy Sobrielo and Victor Koo

The book is generously sponsored by OSIM International Ltd .

In its introduction, the book mentioned: "Every stamp has a story but ...not every story has a stamp. The major portion of this book contains brief stories describing the anniversaries and milestones of important institutions and events. All of these stories, except one, have stamps featuring the particular institution or event."

In a previous blog to express about postage stamps , the issue was discussed on the blog and The Straits Times forum page.

Dr Tan is a retired educationist with a lifetime of interest and passion in education and philatelic research and collections. This book on stamps is for posterity and everyone to enjoy the hobby of stamp collecting and learn the stories from the stamps. His happiness to share this hobby with everyone, young and old.

As an "evangelist" inspired by Dr Tan's philosophy to spread his happiness in learning and sharing these books. Dr Tan is happiest when someone is seen holding his book and the benefit and value of reading these books. Happiness is love.

Shown on the photo below to share with my next-door neighbor Mr Vedha Giri and his family. Thanks to Dr Tan with a complimentary copy of "Singapore Stamps: Anniversaries & Milestones".

Mr & Mrs Vedha Giri and their sons.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Lam Chun See said...

I think Singaporeans, our government, and the National Heritage Board in particular should thank Dr Tan Wee Kiat for the time and resources that he has poured into these projects. Obviously this is a labour of love. Furthermore, he is uniquely equipped to undertake these projects in a way that few of us can. Firstly he has the comprehensive collection of stamps. Secondly he has the knowledge of our history. Finally, as one whose life-long career was in education, he has the passion for sharing knowledge with the next generation.

Actually, I myself have learnt a lot from his books. In fact, I sometimes refer to them when I am blogging about a certain place of which my memory has become a little faded.

On behalf of younger Singaporeans, we thank Dr Tan and his co-writers and of course not forgetting Osim for their generous support.

October 17, 2010 at 6:24 PM  
Blogger Ivan Chew said...

That's very nice of you to give a copy to your neighbour. I should say that seeing the book in the hands of a reader... that's one of the best part about being the co-author. Big thanks to Wee Kiat for including me in his book project. And thanks for your blog post too, James.

October 17, 2010 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger unk Dicko said...

Congratulations to Dr Tan Wee Kiat and company for this latest book. Wee Kiat never ceases to amaze me with his energy and passion, not only doing book projects at great cost and effort, but sharing local history with a larger audience.
Thanks James for this post!

October 18, 2010 at 7:49 PM  
Blogger Thimbuktu said...

Hi Chun See, Ivan and Unk Dicko. Thanks for sharing your comments and input regarding the "Book About Singapore Stamps". Without the splendid efforts and contributions of Dr Tan, Ivan, Victor, YG and everyone, the book could not have been published. Cheers!

October 20, 2010 at 5:54 PM  

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