Stamp issue to mark S'pore-India ties

The two stamps in the set depict the two countries' presidential residences - the Istana (left) in Singapore and Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.
The two stamps in the set depict the two countries' presidential residences - the Istana (left) in Singapore and Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.PHOTO: SINGPOST

A commemorative Singapore-India stamp set will be released by SingPost today, while Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on an official visit to Singapore.

The joint issue is to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Singapore and India this year. India was among the earliest countries to recognise Singapore in 1965.

The stamp issue comprises two stamps that depict the presidential residences of both countries: a First Local stamp featuring the Istana in Singapore, and a $2 stamp featuring Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the Indian president in New Delhi.

The stamps will be launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Mr Modi at a ceremony at the Istana today.

The stamps and related products will be available at all post offices and the Singapore Philatelic Museum from today, and online at www.stampdelight.com

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 24, 2015, with the headline 'Stamp issue to mark S'pore-India ties'. Print Edition | Subscribe