43) Please drop me a card this Christmas!

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You may be able to spot this pillar post box at the Fullerton Heritage Gallery at The Fullerton Hotel.  But these are the last two left since 1873, which were specially shipped from Great Britain.  These special pillar post boxes feature the EIIR (Elizabeth II Regina) British Royal Cipher on its door as symbol of the ruling monarchy at that time when the pillar post boxes were produced.

In 2001, the Fullerton Hotel has transformed himself from a General Post Office to a super star Hotel.  It was during that time that the post box was preserved as his iconic memories!

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The other pillar post box is still serving the public outside Singapore Philatelic Museum.  It stands in front of the museum welcoming people from all over the world.

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And this handsome guy in the Fullerton Hotel, is gladly asking if you would like to drop him a card this Christmas!

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This FLOOR COMPASS shows you the direction to your destination.

Whether you are going Hong Kong or Saigon, it takes you over thousands of kilometers from this direction

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Or you want the distant Cairo or the nearby Penang?

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My home Sydney or neighbor Auckland?

18 thoughts on “43) Please drop me a card this Christmas!

    guttermutt said:
    December 17, 2012 at 1:25 am

    And I was all ready to send you a Christmas card but you didn’t include your address! ;)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 17, 2012 at 1:35 am

      I offer you some options,
      1) Ask Santa Claus,
      2) Ask Reindeer.
      3) Put your note in a socks. :)

        guttermutt said:
        December 17, 2012 at 8:52 am

        :D

    kelihasablog said:
    December 17, 2012 at 1:53 am

    I had no idea…. this is too cool. I love that someone has enough respect for history to rescue at least one for posterity. Excellent blog as usual Sydney! :D

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 17, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      As usual, my sweet friend, your words is my strength to let me keep going!

    tchistorygal said:
    December 17, 2012 at 7:51 am

    And where does the note in your socks end up? the laundry I think you just lost one Christmas card. so sad :(

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 17, 2012 at 9:54 am

      Haha! You are pulling me leg! :)

        tchistorygal said:
        December 17, 2012 at 10:20 am

        No!!! Me?????

        Sydney Fong responded:
        December 17, 2012 at 5:28 pm

        No! me, I am pulling my own leg! gege!

        tchistorygal said:
        December 17, 2012 at 5:50 pm

        OH, I must be slow on the uptake. It’s hard to follow a thread on comments sometimes because we only see a small part of what we write. :) Marsha :)

        Sydney Fong responded:
        December 17, 2012 at 6:05 pm

        Yes! Sometime I miss out too! So you are not the only one who need to update your brain speed!

        tchistorygal said:
        December 17, 2012 at 6:14 pm

        hahaha! :)

    petspeopleandlife said:
    December 17, 2012 at 8:05 am

    I like this post very much. I am assuming that you took the photos? Good thinking for keeping these for posterity not to be confused with prosperity. **smile**

      Sydney Fong responded:
      December 17, 2012 at 5:26 pm

      Yes, photos are taken by me last Monday while I was having a trail of History in this Hotel! Cheers!

    Rexlin Victor said:
    December 17, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Great post!!!

    ordered chaos @2011 said:
    December 19, 2012 at 9:04 am

    wonderful music, and like here

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