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Singapore Philatelic Museum collaborates with Star Wars collectors

Published on Feb 26, 2013 4:20 PM

For the third time in three years, the Singapore Philatelic Museum is presenting a pop culture-themed exhibition. From this Friday, the Light vs Dark Exhibition: Stamps And Collectibles will be open to the public.

Inspired by the iconic movie franchise, the museum is collaborating with local Star Wars collectors such as Ng Hak Beng, 40, to feature close to a thousand unique movie figurines, Lego depicting significant movie scenes, specially-tailored costumes and stamps.

Another highlight of the exhibition is a moving figure of the beloved robot character R2D2, which comes up to Mr Ng's waist. Its parts were produced in the United States and can be operated by remote control. It took Mr Ng - one of the five local collectors who contributed to this exhibition - a year and a half just to assemble the robot. The IT consultant has spent 20 years collecting more than 900 figurines.

The museum's senior curator Lucille Yap, 52, thinks that this exhibition demonstrates the relevance of stamps, "beyond just posting letters. Stamps capture themes that are relevant, be it from history, traditional culture or pop culture".