This exhibition celebrates the close friendship and diplomatic relations between Singapore and Brunei. It also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the unique currency interchangeability agreement.
Learn about the close links between Singapore and Brunei – in history, and in current bilateral cooperation. Uncover the treasures of the Brunei Sultanate, one of the oldest unbroken reigning dynasties in the world, and have the opportunity to view the Royal Regalia of the current Sultan which will be on display in Singapore for the first time.
‘Meet’ the people of Brunei and learn about their culture through stamps and artefacts. Immerse yourselves in one of the richest and most biodiverse virgin forests in the world through multimedia interactive and view some rare flora and fauna via specimens and stamps.
Highlights of the exhibition include:
- Close to 600 stamps and philatelic materials from SPM’s Permanent Collection and Postal Services Department, Brunei Darussalam.
- 33 items from the Brunei Royal Regalia, which are on show in Singapore for the very first time, as well as the first time in Asia, outside of Brunei. These items were used during the Coronation Ceremony (1968) and Silver Jubilee Ceremony (1992) of Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah.
- 66 artefacts dating from 960 AD to 1970s which are on loan from Brunei Museums Department. The items include early forms of currency, blue porcelain ware from a shipwreck in Brunei, textiles, and 19th century brass containers.
Venue: Philatelic Museum Singapore
When: 6 Jul 2017 - 28 Feb 2018,