SingPost released a new set of stamps on 16th October 2013 bearing designs of vanishing local trades from old Singapore. The designs include (from top left): kacang puteh seller, lantern maker, songkok maker, goldsmith, cobbler, knife sharpener, ice-ball seller and parrot astrologer. These trades, which were brought to local shores decades ago by immigrants from Malaysia, India and Sri Lanka. Other examples include parrot astrologers and makers of the songkok, a traditional Muslim head gear.
New Singapore Stamps Featuring Vanishing Trades
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