postal system

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It’s a pity we don’t get much mail coming through the letterboxes anymore.

I am not talking about the unwanted stuff here – the printed bills and statements and ads that our letterboxes spew out nowadays, but the letters and greeting cards from friends. Handwritten, no less. For me, electronic mail just don’t quite achieve the kind of specialness (and tangibility) that slow mail bring.

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Singapore Philatelic Museum

Did you know? In the early 1900s, street-lamp postboxes (above) could be found on the streets of Singapore. People would often stop by, scribble a quick note, and mail it on the spot. It’s such a romantic notion isn’t it? Don’t you just wish that these postboxes would get revived? 

 

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