Saturday, 25 June 2011

LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM SINGAPORE

 The Straits of Johor is a strait that separates the Malaysian state of Johor to the north from Singapore to the south. The Johor Straits Lighthouse marks the western entrance to the strait and is located at a marina, just west of the Second Link Expressway Bridge. The 12 m (39 ft) round cylindrical concrete tower was built in 1958.
Singapore Post Office issued on March 16th, 2011 a set of five stamps celebrating the centennial of aviation in Singapore. The 1st local stamp on the postcard shows the aircraft piloted by Mr. Joseph Christiaens taking off from the racecourse in Farrer Park on 16 March 1911.

Singapore is known internationally as a Garden City since there are about two million trees planted along roadsides, in parks and protected nature areas. “Know 10 Trees” is a National Parks Board initiative aimed at raising the public’s awareness of Singapore’s most common roadside trees, which are depicted in a beautiful set of ten stamps issued on May 26th, 2010. The 1st local stamp presents Senegal Mahogany (Khaya senegalensis), a fast growing evergreen tree with a straight, robust and cylindrical trunk. Thanks, Shiyun

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