Bilateral cooperation between Singapore and the middle eastern country of Egypt has expanded significantly and covers areas such as aviation, trade and investments, culture and education.To strengthen their relations further, Singapore and Egypt have jointly stamps on their significant rivers. The significance of featuring both Nile and Singapore Rivers lies in the fact that both rivers have been closely associated with the evolution of Egypt and Singapore. Historically, when Singapore was founded in 1819, the Singapore River served as the main life-line of the then colony. Trade, commerce and finance sprung on the banks of the river, which enabled Singapore to flourish as an entreport.
Similarly, the Nile River, the longest river in the world, has been the lifeline of civilization in Egypt since the Stone Age. The river got its name from the Greek word Neilos, which means valley. The Nile is the Heart of the ancient and modern land of Egypt.The stamps to be issued on 17-10-2011, in the denomination of 1.10 $ and 2 $ respectively show various views from the banks of Singapore River and Nile River.