Mar 29, 2012

Singapore FDC on "Reservoirs of Singapore"

First Day Cover
Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Reservoirs of Singapore

Date of Issue : 22 March 2012

The five reservoirs illustrated on the 1st Local stamps (Upper FDC) are

- Jurong Lake

- Punggol Reservoir
Created by damming of Sungei Punggol and Sungei Serangoon, the Punggol and Serangoon Reservoirs collected rainwater from estates and areas within Punggol and Sengkang, and parts of Hougang and Ang Mo Kio.

- Lower Seletar Reservoir
Completed in 1986, Lower Seletar Reservoir was constructed by damming Sungei Seletar

- Marina Reservoir;

and on the 50-cents stamp (Lower FDC) are :

- Lower Peirce Reservoir
One of the oldest reservoirs in Singapore, it is located near the MacRitchie Reservoir and the Upper Peirce Reservoir.

- MacRitchie Reservoir
First constructed in 1867 through a donation of S$13,000 by philanthropist Tan Kim Seng, it is Singapore's oldest reservoir.

- Bedok Reservoir

- Pandan Reservoir
Formed by damming the mouth of Sungei Pandan.

- Upper Seletar Reservoir
It was formed by damming up the mouth of Seletar River. Built in 1920 as Singapore's third impounding reservoir, it was offically opened by Her Royal Highness, Princess Alexandra on 10 August 1969.

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