Singapore's Economic Development Board (EDB) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. SingPost is issuing a set of two stamps to commemorate EDB's Golden Jubilee anniversary.
The 1st local stamp, titled 'Global Asia', depicts Singapore as a strategically located
'Home' in Asia from where global and local companies can grow in the region and
beyond. Asian companies also find a 'Home' in Singapore, from where they can
orchestrate their global plans. The artist, Justin Lee, has drawn inspiration from
elements of pop art, traditional Chinese paper cutting techniques, Malay and Indian
fabric patterns, and the iconic Singapore 'Merlion'. The green dot in the 'O' symbolises
Singapore's openness to business and innovation.
Entitled 'Future Ready', the S$2 stamp projects Singapore as a forward-looking,
innovative and business-friendly location that welcomes the future. The designers have chosen a futuristic motif of a tree emerging from a single point to depict
Singapore's continual development of new capabilities to harness growth opportunities
of today and tomorrow. The minimalist golden lines and dots represent the fostering of
innovative solutions for tomorrow by connecting people, capital, markets, technologies