Paintings of Chinatown – Stamps of Singapore 1989.

Paintings of Chinatown – Stamps of Singapore 1989.

Singapore issued set of four stamps featuring Paintings of Chinatown. Each stamp featured a street in Chinatown. These stamps were issued on 17 May 1989.

10c – Sago Street- Sago is starch extracted from Sago palm tree and used in Puddings. Since there were Sago factories in the area hence the name. Now Social and entertainment centre of Chinatown.

35c -Pagoda Street – The name related to Sri Mariamman temple. Chinese called it the Coolie depot. Earlier groceries were sold in the day stalls and tailoring and Clothes in the evening. Nowadays it deals with mainly textiles & tailoring.

75c -Trengganu Street -also known as side street .before the settlement of hawkers this street would be buzzing with maidservants and housewives buying vegetables, meat, food and other provisions.

$1 – Temple street – Buntings and Clothes on decorative bamboos would be attraction of this street. Stalls selling Cooked food, daily provisions, Chinaware, cloaks and blacksmith shops lined both sides of the streets.

A Registered FDC mailed from Singapore to Calcutta (Kolkata) is listed.

SINGAPORE CHINATOWN PAINTINGS 1
SINGAPORE FDC1989-CHINATOWN PAINTINGS.
SINGAPORE CHINATOWN PAINTINGS 2
SINGAPORE 1983 – ART SERIES -CHINATOWN PAINTINGS BROCHURE

 

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