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New series of flower stamps to be released next week
SINGAPORE : Singapore Post will be releasing a new series of 14 stamps, depicting Singapore's native flora and fauna, on June 6.
The local stamps would feature the Frangipani and the Ginger Torch.
Low-value stamps, those priced between 5 cents and S$1, will feature birds such as the Crimson Sunbird and the Stockbilled Kingfisher.
Higher value stamps which are priced from S$1.10 to S$10 will show mammals such as the Banded Leaf Monkey and the Cream-coloured Giant Squirrel.
The new range of stamps are packaged in two different ways. Singapore Post issues new stamps every three to five years. - CNA/ms
More about these highly endangered mammals on the wildlife singapore website
Banded Leaf Monkey
Checklist of Singapore mammals (PDF) on the NParks National Biodiversity Reference Centre website.
Past media articles about these two animals
Let's make use of natural heritage to cut down huge ecological footprint No matter how small the habitats, protecting them is better then having them eliminated By Hugh Tan Straits Times 26 May 07
Tommy Koh's green mission: Save 2 species Top diplomat getting Zoo's help to save monkey and squirrel unique to Singapore By T. Rajan Straits Times 23 Apr 07
Living sanctuary The Straits Times 9 Aug 05
I pick my battles The Straits Times 9 Aug 05
Singapore's last unique animals face extinction: PlanetArk 19 Apr 05
Singapore has lost half its animal species: study By Chang Ai-Lien The Straits Times 24 Jul 03
Going... Going... Gone? Urbanisation could mean the end of two breeds of mammals unique to Singapore, once common in the rainforests here
By Chang Ai-Lien The Straits Times 8 Apr 02
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