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State of Singapore - Singapore National Day 1962 MNH
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
State of Singapore
Type
Stamp (Complete Set)
Class
Commemorative
Front Inscription
NATIONAL DAY
JUNE 3 1962
STATE OF SINGAPORE
Issued Date
03/06/1962
Printer
Hélio Courvoisier S.A., La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
Printing Method
Photogravure
Gum
Gum
Perforation Gauge
11½ × 13¾
Perforation Type
Normal Perforations
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint Never Hinged - Extra Fine
State of Singapore - Singapore National Day 1962 MNH
Appointed Minister for Finance in 1959, Dr Goh Keng Swee introduced an industrialisation programme with the aim of creating jobs for Singaporeans. Jurong, a swampy wasteland at the time, was transformed into Singapore's first industrial estate. To jumpstart the area’s development, he offered incentives and drew in foreign investments. He also initiated the setting up of the Economic Development Board (EDB), which was established in August 1961 with the purpose of furthering the economic development of Singapore by attracting foreign investments.

On 3rd June 1962, two stamps with the same denominations as previous two sets were issued. Each had a toothed industrial wheel with a labourer pushing it over a map of Singapore symbolizing of labour's role in building the nation and skilled labour turning the wheel of industrialisation. This set of stamps reflected the Industrialisation and Workforce of Singapore. 
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