Traditional snacks get stamp of approval

Traditional snacks get stamp of approval
A complete set of six stamps in the snack series will cost $4.07. They go on sale from today.

Traditional snacks such as kueh bangkit, murruku and the almond biscuit are getting their own special stamps.

Today, Singapore Post will roll out a Traditional Biscuits stamp issue which also features the gem biscuit, kueh makmur and the cream cracker.

These snacks are familiar to most Singaporeans, and putting them on stamps will allow customers to appreciate the rich diversity of local cultures, Singapore Post said in its press release.

For example, murruku is a Tamil word for "twisted", which describes the shape of the savoury Indian snack. Kueh bangkit is a Penang Nonya cookie that is especially popular during Chinese New Year, while kueh makmur is a sugary and buttery Malay speciality.

A complete set of six stamps in the series, which was designed by SNAP! Creative, will cost $4.07.

As part of the series, there will be a Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps ($5), a Presentation Pack ($5.95) and a First Day Cover without stamps (25 cents).

Starting today, the stamp products can be purchased at any post office, the Singapore Philatelic Museum and online at www.stampdelight.com.


This article was first published on Mar 25, 2015.
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