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Thank you, Raffi! :hug: :tyty:

What a superb place ... :cool:

The Fullerton's situation at the edge of the river with a view of all that greenery really makes it extra special.
 

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Thanks SEAFan...its really worth a stroll in that area, which used to be where the colonial govt offices were. It retains a very unique and genteel atmosphere today :cool:

The Fullerton has a commanding entrance at the entrance of the river, as can be made out in this old pic (yes, yet again)

 
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Post letters at The Fullerton

By Huang Huifen | StraitsTimes.Com | Jul 8, 2010

You can post a letter at The Fullerton once again - 14 years after it ceased operations as the republic's General Post Office. No, the luxurious hotel has not reverted to its original purpose, but a colonial-style red pillar post box located outside the newly-launched Fullerton Heritage Gallery will function as a regular mailbox.

The 500kg mailbox, flown specially from Britain, is the centre piece of the permanent exhibition at the gallery showcasing photographs and artifacts which traces the history of the Fullerton building from a fort to post office and its present-day use as a hotel.

Launched on Thursday by guest of honour Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Acting Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, the 800-sq m gallery located at the lobby of the hotel will also include the Foundation Stone which was erected outside the building in 1970 by Singapore's first president Yusof Ishak as a tribute to the early settlers. The stone was shifted to the National Archives in 2000 and has now returned to its original premises.

Philatelic items such as a 1906 picture-less postcard, a letter from Chicago which made its stop in Singapore enroute to Europe in 1935, and a weighing scale are also on display to celebrate the building's postal heritage.

The gallery is partially funded by the National Heritage Board's Heritage Industry Incentive Programme, which supports private players in developing heritage attractions.
 

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