Historical Cinema Theatres of Singapore on Stamps 2009.
On 2 Mar 2009 Singapore issued a set of Five stamps on Historical Cinema Theatres . The First silent films came to Singapore in 1902.The first Public screening in Apr 1902 in a tent and first theatre opened in 1904.
Cathay– The Cinema raised its curtains on 3rd Oct 1939 becoming Singapore’s first air conditioned cinema & first skyscraper, the tallest in Southeast Asia that time. On 24 Mar 2006 it was redeveloped together with Cathay Building and opened to public with 8 Cinema halls including The Grand Cathay ant The Picturehouse.
The Majestic – A historic building in Chinatown built in 1927 and completed in 1928.It was known as The Majestic theatre.In Jan 2003 it was reopened but as a shopping mall and renamed “The Majestic
Capitol Building – Historic building at the junction of North Bridge road and stamford road..Completed in 1933 it operated under the name of Kyo-Ei Gekkyo under Japanese occupation until 1944.After 1946 the Capitol was purchased by Shaw and rebuilt becoming the organisation’s flagship theatre and renamed Shaw building. Its use as a movie theatre ended with its last screening on 29 Dec 1998.
QUEENS– First opened in 1920s as Ritz theatre renamed “Nanyo Gekizyo” during Japanese occupation 1942-45. It became Queens Theatre in 1946 and ceased operations in 1983.
Rex – A Shaw brothers Cinema opened in 1946 with the inaugural screening of The Jungle Book and ceased operations in 1983 having screened its last film “Jaws 3-D”.
Tashichho Dzong is a Buddhist monastery and fortress on the northern edge of the City of Thimpu in Bhutan on the western banks of Wang Chu river. It has been the seat of Bhutan’s Government since 1968 and presently houses the Throne room and offices of King, The Cabinet Secretariat and ministries of home affairs and finance. Other Government offices are housed in buildings south of Dzong.
A Stamp was issued on 29 Feb 1968 on Tashichho Dzong. A First Day cover is listed.
First Day Cover -Pilgrimage Sites in Bhutan – Stamps of Bhutan 2017
Bhutan is known as the last bastion of Vajrayana Buddhism.Buddhism has been the predominant spiritual practice in the country since the eighth centurywhen it was promoted in the country by Guru Padmasambhava. Buddhism is the foundation of the spiritual and cultural values and identity of Bhutanese society.
A First day Cover with miniature sheet was issued by Bhutan Post on 19 Jun 2017 on the theme the Pilgrimage sites in Bhutan . Nine stamps on Nine Pilgrimage sites were issued. The sites are Kyichu Lhakhang, Jampa Lhakhang , Kurjey Lhakhang, Aja Nye, MebarTsho, Singye Dzong,Tachog Lhakhang, Chhorten Kora, Dungtse Lhakhang.
Regensburg a Bavarian city on river Danube in south east Germany is known for its well preserved medieval core.It is the fourth largest city in the state of Bavaria and stands at the confluence of Danube, Naab and Regen rivers.
A Postcard and a stamp was issued by Germany on 06 April 1995 to mark 750th Anniversary of Regensburg.
Russia India Joint Issue stamps 2017 – Folk Dances – Sheetlet
Russia and India jointly issued a set of Stamps on 26 Oct 2017. The Theme of stamps were Folk Dances of Russia (Beryozka Dance) and India (Bhavai Dance).A sheetlet issued by Russia are listed below.
Bhavai Dance- it is a genre of folk dance popular in Rajasthan.The dance form cosists of veiled women dancers balancing up to seven or nine pitchers as they dance nimbly. The male dancers sing melodious songs and play a number of musical instruments.
Beryozka round dance is one of the famous Russian folk dances. This is an ancient round social Slavonic ritual folk dance .Dancers hold hands and dance in simple steps in a circle and simultaneously squat on a certain beat of music.
Hindi language has also been used on the stamps for description. The sheet design also shows Hawa Mahal of Jaipur and Saint Basil’s Cathedral from Moscow.