Singapore 2008 National Day - Singapore Today

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Singapore 2008 National Day - Singapore Today

Postby kennywkt » 23 Jul 2008 09:39






Denominations : 1st local, 50¢ (each value 5 designs)
Stamp Size : 35mmx35mm
Miniature Sheet : 74mm x 75.5mm
Perforation : 14.25
Paper : U nwatermarked
Printing Process : Offset Lithography
Printer : Southern Colour Print
Sheet Content : 50
Graphic Designer : Chan Willie (Will Marketing Design)

Photos are expressions of the developments and happenings around us.
Rare moments and memories are always captured on photos to allow that
point of time be brought into the future and onto the memory lanes, as well
as to show what Singapore has become through the years.
In this stamp issue, the photos of 5 Cultural Medallion recipients, Mr
David Tay (1982), Mr Tan Lip Seng (1985), Mr Chua Soo Bin (1988), Mr
Foo Tee Jun (1989), and Mr Teo Bee Yen (2004) are specially reproduced.
All 5 gentlemen have made a mark on arts development and played an
instrumental role in weaving the tapestry of nationhood.

Mr David Tay 1982
In 1982, Mr Tay became the first photographer to be awarded the Cultural Medallion,
for his artistic achievements and contributions.
Equally adept in both black-and-white as well as colour photography, Mr Tay is an avid
pictorial photographer. He is known for taking his pictures from unusual angles,
experimenting with lighting effects and focusing attention on the form and line of
objects. The results are exquisitely composed works that not only speak of his
technical skills but also his sensitivity as an artist, which are clearly shown in the
photos depicted on the stamps.

Mr Tan Lip Seng 1985
As one of the most prolific photographers in Singapore, Mr Tan also helped as a
Technical Support Officer with the Department of Medicine and Paediatrics at the
National University of Singapore. The works Mr Tan produced as a medical
photographer for research and autopsy purposes are far removed from his creative
works, which include landscapes, portraiture and wildlife. The sense of tranquility
permeates his landscape photographs but amidst this, there is a celebration of life. The
combination of his acute sense of composition, lighting, colour contrast and precision
of skill always creates an ambience that holds the viewer in awe.
He was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 1985.

Mr Chua Sao Bin 1988
The man behind the glamorising of the Singapore Girl in the Singapore Airlines
calendar for which he won the Pacific Asia Travel Association Best Calendar Gold
Award in 1985, he is also the Director of Sao Bin Art Gallery set up in 1990. He was
conferred the Cultural Medallion in 1988.
His works show his keen sense for composition and his belief in creating a right
setting and atmosphere, which he believes that the atmosphere can either make or
break a photograph. He has a sharp eye for details that normally escape one's notice
and he utilises clashing patterns for effects to enhance a photograph, which is clearly
illustrated in the works selected on the stamps.

Mr Faa Tee Jun 1989
Mr Faa is another of our leading photographers who is internationally recognised.
Aside from the coveted Cultural Medallion, which he was awarded in 1989, he has won
several other awards and the list of awards and honours conferred upon him is
The most outstanding aspect of his work is the richness in colour and the precision in
printing. His strength lies in his darkroom skills and his knowledge of photographic
chemical processes. Having a keen eye for composition, he also believes in the
beautification of photographs through manipulating the printing process in the

Mr Teo Bee Van 2004
Mr Teo is widely acknowledged as one of the top photographers in the world. His list
of international accolades, awarded by salons all over the world, is impressive.
Between 1999 and 2002, he was ranked among the top three positions and he
eventually achieved the PSA five-star award in 2002, and was awarded the coveted
Cultural Medallion in 2004.
He was the Honorary President of the PhotoArt Association of Singapore in 1998, and
is currently the association's Vice-President, a position he has held since 1998. He
has also played the role of patron to other art forms, including funding and editing
some of master calligraphist Pan Shou's books.

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Re: Singapore 2008 National Day - Singapore Today

Postby rakstampthai » 04 Aug 2008 09:13



Amazing Thailand (2nd Seiries) Postage Stamps - Colour of Bangkok (Attractive Bangkok)

Issue Date : 11 JUL 2008

Perforation : 13.5

Denomination : 3 Baht (10 Designs)

Details : Bangkok, Thailand's capital, ranks third as the most attractive tourist spot in the world. It is the certer of many types of tourism, which include an array of traditional and cultural activities, natural scenery, shopping areas, cuisine and entertainment. The life of Bangkok continues day and night, reflecting the past glory of Kingdom and the image of Thailand as a modern country. The harmonious combination of the past and the present attracts tourists, both Thai and from around the world.

Design 1 : Phra Buddha Saiyat (The Reclinging Buddha Image) at Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram

Design 2 : The Giant Swing, Wat Suthat Thepwararam, Bangkok

Design 3 : Namphrik (Chili dip)

Design 4 : Industrial Ring Road Bridges night sightseeing

Design 5 : Chao Phraya River, Wat Arun Ratchawararam

Design 6 : Phra Mondop, Wat Phra Si Rattanasatsadaram

Design 7 : The Ramakian mural painting in the enclosure gallery, Wat Phra Si Rattanasatsadaram

Design 8 : The trade and business center in Bangkok, shopping paradise.

Design 9 : Ratchadamnoen Avenue night sightseeing

Design 10: Chatuchak weekend market, the biggest weekend market in Bangkok
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