This year Mongolia and the Republic of Singapore are celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. To commemorate and celebrate the close diplomatic relations of both countries, Singapore Post and Mongol Post jointly release this joint stamp issue featuring exquisite and iconic artworks of both countries.
On the occasion of this auspicious event, the Embassy of Mongolia in the Republic of Singapore is organizing the Virtual Unveiling Ceremony of Mongolia-Singapore Joint Stamp Issue.
The launch was witnessed by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, His Excellency Munkhjin Batsumber and Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore, Mr Ng Teck Hean. The Dean of the Diplomatic and Consular Corps of Singapore, Ambassador of Mongolia to Singapore, His Excellency Lkhagvadorj Tumur is honored to have both countries’ post offices introduce these commemorative stamps to mark the 50th Jubilee of diplomatic relations between Mongolia and Singapore.
“The embroideries that are featured on these stamps not only portray the brilliant craftsmanship and rich cultures of our two countries, but they also symbolize a deeper meaning. I am confident that our future will be blessed with happiness, prosperity, love, and joy for a very long time, as the special messages these artworks carry,” H.E. Lkhagvadorj Tumur noted during the event. During the virtual event, the Singapore and Mongolian talented artists have performed various Mongolian and Singapore folk songs.
The joint stamp issue features exquisite and iconic artworks found in each country. The Mongolian artwork featured on the other stamp is an “Ulzii” embroidery found on a Mongolian cup bag. The Ulzii, also known as the Eternal Knot, is the most symbolic pattern Mongolians have used for centuries symbolizing peace and happiness. The Ulzii is believed to bring vast knowledge, bliss, happiness, prosperity, long life, grace, aptitude and peace to the owner. Meanwhile, the artwork representing Singapore is a beaded table cover, traditionally used to decorate a table known as the choon tok in the wedding chamber of a Peranakan bride and groom.