A commemorative set of six stamps featuring landmark highrise buildings with green spaces in Singapore was unveiled on July 1 by Singapore Post.
The stamps measuring 81.6mm in height, it’s the first-of-its-kind “tall” stamps ever issued here.
The stamps showcase six projects – both public and private – in the past 10 years. They include Kampung Admiralty, Jewel Changi Airport, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Oasia Hotel Downtown, SkyTerrace @ Dawson, and the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.
The six iconic buildings incorporate verdant spaces into their architecture, a design strategy that is being pushed and championed by the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s Landscaping for Urban Spaces and High-Rises (Lush) programme, which was introduced in 2009. It aims to encourage developers to incorporate flora into the exterior and interior spaces of the buildings to mitigate any loss of greenery on sites. Since coming into implementation, Lush has helped to introduce 250ha of greenery in new developments.
Aside from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, the rest of the five projects have been the recipients of the President’s Design Award for Design of the Year. The museum, on the other hand, was designed by two recipients of the Designer of the Year award.
Postage stamp photo courtesy: Singapore Post
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