To design stamps, Eng Siak Loy has spent a day with Ah Meng and explored old trees
Published on Mar 16, 2013 3:05 PM
Few know this: Designing a stamp involves squinting at insects under a microscope, spending a day with the late orang utan, Ah Meng, and scouring the island for old trees.
All this - and more - Singapore's oldest and longest-serving stamp artist Eng Siak Loy, 72, has done.
Mr Eng, who has been designing stamps on a freelance basis for 43 years, says in Mandarin: "Designing is no problem. It is the research that requires a lot of time."
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