Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Harry Potter exhibition at Singapore Philatelic Museum!

Every since the trailer of "Fantastic Beast and where to find them" was released, i got reminded how much a harry potter fan i was. I really enjoy reading the books (i still have the whole series on my kindle just in case i want to re-read them) and i remember looking forward to every single of the HP movies. Fantastic beast was really good in my opinion and i enjoyed the movie. I was so intrigued at how it was referenced back to the Harry Potter series and the movie stayed in my head for the next few days. I can't wait for the day where i can finally visit the Harry Potter theme park in Orlando or Japan. (maybe next year?) I still remember going for the Harry potter exhibition 4 years ago and i even did a short blog post on it (link) So when i first heard of another HP exhibition over the Philatelic Museum, i knew i had to visit it soon.
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The Singapore Philatelic Museum. - which honestly i have no idea it exist in Singapore if not for the Harry Potter exhibition. I don't even know what Philatelic means in the first place, which i found out later it means "the study of stamps and postal history and other related items"  The museum is located at 32B Coleman Street, just 10 mins walk from Cityhall MRT station. It's near the old Funan IT mall, around the fire station area. Refer to photo Photo 23-11-16 10 25 06 AM.jpg
The exhibition is from November 2016 to Jan 2017, 10am to 7pm. Last admission at 6.30pm :)
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Admission to the museum is free for locals and $8 (adults) $6 (children) for foreigners.
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The harry potter exhibition is located on the second level and lined along the stairway are posters and stills from the Harry Potter movie franchise. Can you believe the very first movie came out in 2001? That's 15 years ago. Time really flies.
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It all began with this letter to Harry from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry...
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Do note that because it's a philatelic museum, what they are really trying to showcase are their collection of Harry Potter stamps and facts. Everything else is in fact is a bonus. In this small exhibition (which only takes up a room in the museum, you get to see the different wand collections, uniform, book and limited edition/ rare collectables contributed by fans.
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There is even an interactive station where you get to wave a fake wand at the screen and see something happen. The station was malfunctioning that day so i still have no idea what it does. But then again it doesn't really matter.
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There is also a lego display of Diagon alley which was really detailed and interesting!
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A photo corner of the Hogwarts express cabin as well as the platform 9 and 3/4 wall for photo opportunities.
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I feel like i need to add some kind of disclaimer at the end of this post because after looking at all the photos in this post, you probably expect it the exhibition to be quite huge but in actual fact, it's only a room full of Harry Potter stuff. What is see in the photo directly above this paragraph is literally what you will see at the exhibition, so don't expect too much when you are there. You probably can spend a good 30 mins looking through everything and take a few photos at the photo corner and that's it. But hey, feel free to look at the other exhibitions in the museum as well :)