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Anime X Stamps at Singapore Philatelic Museum

Anime and stamps, are they meant to be together? Have you seen them together before? Yes, they have and they can be together! At the Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM), there is a very special theme exhibition, celebrating the centenary of Japanese anime in a pop-culture themed exhibition titled “Anime X Stamps”.

If you are an Anime fan, you have to visit this exhibition! Anime X Stamps exhibition is now running at SPM from 16th November 2017 to April 2018! This exhibition is more than just special, it’s colourful, immersive, comprehensive and nostalgic (for anime fans!). Being a special pop-culture themed exhibition, there are a pretty big collection of stamps and philatelic materials from Japan and Singapore, limited edition collectibles, and one-of-a-kind orginal production artworks specially put together for this special anime theme exhibition!

“This year marks the 100th anniversary of Japanese anime. Anime has developed over the pastcentury to encompass a diverse repertoire of stories and characters, enjoyed around the world by people of all ages. Anime X Stamps explores how Japan showcases anime, their creativity and innovative way of doing things through stamps! This attests to the fact that stamps are the pride of a country.”

Ms Tresnawati Prihadi, General Manager of SPM

Let me share with you readers, some of the highlights of the exhibition:

  • A collection of over 700 stamps that depict anime, which cover about 80 different titles. Get up-close to stamps of beloved classics like Astro Boy and Doraemon, all-time favourites like Dragon Ball, Gundam, Pokémon, works by Studio Ghibili, as well as more recent series like One Piece, Naruto and Attack on Titan.
  • Rare one-of-a-kind original production artwork from Naruto and My Neighbour Totoro.
  • Limited edition collectibles, toys, costumes and figurines from the Dragon Ball and Mazinger Z series, and Astro Boy collectibles from the 1960s.
  • Photo opportunities in colourful immersive galleries featuring Fifi, the exhibition mascot, who cosplays iconic scenes from different anime.

When I visited the Anime X Stamps exhibition at SPM, I was secretly excited inside me (cannot show too much excitement if not I would reveal my age) because I went back to the good old days when I was watching Japanese anime! I had a chat with the curator, who is a huge anime fan herself, on some Japanese anime series, whether they produced stamps such as those featured inside this Anime X Stamps exhibition. While this exhibition is pretty comprehensive, the Japanese anime world is so huge that not all of them produce stamps and philatelic materials. I was looking for some of my favourite Japanese anime series such as Samurai X, Initial D, Slam Dunk. How I wished these Japanese anime series produced stamps and philatelic materials for their fans around the world!

Touring the exhibition and observing the Anime X stamps, I spotted Ranma ½ stamps, that was brought to our attention by the curator (I am probably the only one in that group on that media preview tour that watched Ranma ½ and I would proabably give my age away as well). I also spotted Doraemon and friends (who doesn’t know them!), City Hunter, Astro Boy, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z etc etc … So many nostalgic memories coming back to me!

There are many more exciting and fun activities inside the Anime X stamps exhibition at SPM. Keep a lookout for the upcoming Animania Sunday on 17th December 2017, anime fans, mark it down on your calendar! More information and updates can be found on the SPM website and SPM Facebook page.

Here’s a peak (through my photos) into what you can view inside this special and interesting Anime X stamps exhibition! If you love Japanese anime, you (MUST) have to visit! Bring your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren down to SPM, it’s educational and great fun for them during this festive school holiday season! For those adults who love Japanese anime and bringing their kids down to Anime X stamps exhibition, it’s like a mini pilgrimage returning into the world of Japanese anime (and you know you want it, deep inside your heart). Remember to share your experiences inside Anime X stamps with the hashtags #animexstampsSPM and #singaporephilatelicmuseum !

Welcome back to the Japanese anime world inside the Anime X stamps exhibition at Singapore Philatelic Museum!

Details of Anime X Stamps exhibition

日本动画 X 邮票

アニメX 切手

Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807

Date: 16 November 2017 to April 2018

Opening hours: Monday – Sunday from 10.00am – 7.00pm

Admission charges: Free admission for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents

Admission charges for tourists:

Adult $8

Child (3 – 12 years) $6

Tel: 63373888

Website: www.spm.org.sg

Official hashtags: #animexstampsSPM #singaporephilatelicmuseum

* Information courtesy of Singapore Philatelic Museum *


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Anime Festival Asia 2013

Anime Festival Asia 2013, a fun and exciting event, a gathering of many people who loved the world of manga, comics, cartoons and anime. Anime Festival Asia 2013 Singapore was held from 8th to 10th November 2013, at the Suntec International Convention and Exhibition Centre, over the 3 days event, it was packed with many fans and followers of anime, along with a big turnout of cosplay parade as well outside the convention halls.

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Inside the convention halls, there were many exhibitors showcasing their a range of anime, comics, collections, cosplay wear. There were many visitors to the Anime Festival Asia 2013 and it was like the turnout of our regular quarterly IT Show! This was also a time for the artists to showcase their talents in their comics drawings, networking with fellow anime artists, anime arts and crafts too! I do love the anime figurines on display, especially the robots! The newer anime robots reminded me of my childhood days following science fiction anime series Robotech! Other anime series that I followed vigorously last time were Samurai X and Ranma 1/2. While I am a bit lost behind with the current anime circle of happenings and shows, I always love the anime cartoon series, comics and cosplay, they are just so much fun, interesting and colourful! It’s not just about the exhibition and cosplay, there were guest and celebrities flown in from overseas to grace the event and meet the fans too! There were concert performances too during Anime Festival Asia 2013 Singapore!

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The open area outside the convention halls on the third floor were packed with lots of action too! It was a haven for photographers, some bringing their portable lighting systems – lighting stand, soft box and flash! There were many enthusiastic and fun loving anime fans in their favourite anime character costumes! The cosplay scene here is pretty good and has a good following/gathering too! The cosplay characters will be more than happy to pose for you and get their cosplay photographs taken by photographers! It can be quite crowded on the third floor with many photographers wanting to take photographs of the many different cosplay displays! Do check out my Anime Festival Asia 2013 Singapore photographs here on Flickr!

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Do follow Anime Festival Asia on

Anime Festival Asia Facebook Page

– Anime Festival Asia on Twiiter 

It was a fun time there, huge crowds and lots of interesting cosplay characters! I look forward to future Anime Festival Asia events and enjoy catching up on the anime scene!

Canon is a major sponsor for Anime Festival Asia 2013 Singapore and I would like to thank Canon for the opportunity to visit Anime Festival Asia 2013 Singapore!


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Revisiting The Child Inside Me – Toys & Anime !

Everybody in their entire life, was once a young child, nothing to worry about, just wanted to play and have fun, don’t want to attend school, have your favourite toys and anime comics and toys.

My wishes was fulfilled when I went and visited Singapore Toys and Comics Convention 2008, held at the Suntec City Exhibition Hall. I was quite surprised to see a huge crowd of young and old, squeezing into the Hall, we have many people who still have the child and play in them !

Well, there were many different types of comics, toys and anime on display. Depending on what were your favourite anime cartoons, toys or comics, there was something for everybody there ! For a start, there were Gundam, Transformers, Star Wars, Lego, Racing Stimulator, Nintendo Wii etc etc …..

Great to feel young again and get in touch with the child inside me again ! I can’t said every possible anime, comics or toys would be there, nevertheless, it was something special and different experience, love to see more such conventions in the future ! More toys, anime and comics !

Oh, the Star Wars collectibles there were awesome ! Do keep a lookout ! I am dedicating a post for my favourite movies series Star Wars ………