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Singapore General Post Office - reopening 9th Oct

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 02 Oct 2017 5:57 pm

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Re: Singapore General Post Office - reopening 9th Oct

Postby Addadude » Tue, 03 Oct 2017 1:06 pm

...and we needed to know this because?

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Re: Singapore General Post Office - reopening 9th Oct

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 03 Oct 2017 3:21 pm

Addadude wrote:...and we needed to know this because?

:)


PNGMK is the outsourced staff .. ;)

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Re: Singapore General Post Office - reopening 9th Oct

Postby x9200 » Tue, 03 Oct 2017 3:43 pm

I thought for a moment they converted back Fullerton.

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Re: Singapore General Post Office - reopening 9th Oct

Postby Addadude » Tue, 03 Oct 2017 4:48 pm

x9200 wrote:I thought for a moment they converted back Fullerton.


Me too! Now that would have been interesting!
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Re: Singapore General Post Office - reopening 9th Oct

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 03 Oct 2017 6:08 pm

I was also thinking the same thing!

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Re: Singapore General Post Office - reopening 9th Oct

Postby PNGMK » Wed, 04 Oct 2017 8:57 am

Well to be honest as a former postman in Australia I find the postal system to be an interesting, if antiquated, example of one of the worlds earliest and best organized systems (fun fact the telephone system is considered the worlds oldest and largest machine - a guy in Alaska can make a bell ring in Australia). Imagine the magic of sticking a letter in a box 100 years ago knowing it will actually get to it's destination?

In the early days GPO's were the actual geographical city centre. In most Australian cities and towns the main Post Office was where street numbers started - the closer you were to the GPO the lower your street number. We were taught as postmen (no women in those days) to keep the location of the GPO in mind if trying to find a lost street number (face your back to the GPO - left side is odd, right side is even - the further away you go from GPO the higher the number should be). I find the Singapore GPO's location to be disturbingly off centre.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Postal_Union
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Re: Singapore General Post Office - reopening 9th Oct

Postby sgboat » Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:17 pm

PNGMK wrote:Well to be honest as a former postman in Australia I find the postal system to be an interesting, if antiquated, example of one of the worlds earliest and best organized systems (fun fact the telephone system is considered the worlds oldest and largest machine - a guy in Alaska can make a bell ring in Australia). Imagine the magic of sticking a letter in a box 100 years ago knowing it will actually get to it's destination?

In the early days GPO's were the actual geographical city centre. In most Australian cities and towns the main Post Office was where street numbers started - the closer you were to the GPO the lower your street number. We were taught as postmen (no women in those days) to keep the location of the GPO in mind if trying to find a lost street number (face your back to the GPO - left side is odd, right side is even - the further away you go from GPO the higher the number should be). I find the Singapore GPO's location to be disturbingly off centre.

More reading here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Postal_Union


Interesting.... I didn't know that... Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Singapore General Post Office - reopening 9th Oct

Postby CashewNut » Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:38 pm

But this GPO is in....Eunos?


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Re: Singapore General Post Office - reopening 9th Oct

Postby sgboat » Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:39 pm

CashewNut wrote:But this GPO is in....Eunos?


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It's nearer to Paya Lebar Mrt than Eunos Mrt even though the address is at Eunos...


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