While lost on the streets of Singapore a few months ago, we luckily stumbled upon the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Naturally curious of all postal things, we decided to visit!
A tour of the museum provides a fresh insight of the culture and history of Singapore, not only through stamps and correspondence, but also using really interesting interactive displays. There were several exhibitions on display and one about the year of the rat in the Chinese zodiac attracted our attention.
Titled "A Rat's tale", it promised "insights into the lives of these commonly misunderstood creatures and discover how rats have made their way into history, literature, and even pop culture".
We made our way through the games, and then in the middle of the room, we checked out some rat/mouse themed postcards. And as we started to read the postcards, something sounded funny... Most of them mentioned a swap, and some even had familiar names on them like Mount_rushmore, Swan, fragility, aina77 and orange_juice_drinker... Wait, these were sent by postcrossers!!
And then Paulo hit his head and said "But of course! The mouse exhibition!"
You see, about this time last year we were contacted by Mishelle at the Philatelic Museum asking help about setting up this exhibition. We had already forgotten all about it when we entered the museum, and had quite a surprise! And a lot of you participated, as the number of postcards showed:
Thank you everybody, thank you Mishelle for being so nice and setting up this exhibition!
Now, the "Year of the Ox" is approaching in the chinese calendar so... who wants to take part in the next exhibition?
Update: This exhibition is opening soon, so this activity is now closed. Thank you to everybody who sent postcards to the Singapore Philatelic Museum, pictures are coming soon :)
PS - If you celebrate Christmas, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas!