Opening of General Post Office

Written by Donovan October 9, 2017 Category: Asia, Singapore Tags: , , , , , , , Comments

Singapore Post today launched the General Post Office (GPO) at the new SingPost Centre mall located at Paya Lebar, the flagship of a new Smart Post Office network that will serve Singapore’s postal needs in the digital age.

Showing the future for the post office, the GPO is SingPost’s first Smart Post Office, in which traditional brick-and-mortar outlets are augmented by a digital network that offers anytime and anywhere access to postal and other essential services.

A new SAM omnichannel platform, comprising kiosks, web and mobile apps, underpins the GPO and the Smart Post Office, and essentially places a post office virtually in the pockets of every customer to offer flexibility and efficiency that are expected by customers today.

 

The GPO also features SingPost’s first dedicated philatelic retail store, which will offer both long-time and new stamp collectors the full range of national stamps, and associated merchandise.

Since it was the grand opening, there were many philatelists who came down to purchase stamps and first day covers. The queues were horrible! We had to wait around 40-50 minutes just to be served by the counter staff. So there were some elderly in the queue who were quite unhappy because they were at the post office just to pay their bills. There was no dedicated counter to serve those people paying bills and today, there were definitely more people buying stamps at the outlet.

There are even various post boxes outside the post office to mark the revolution of the post box over the years. I sent out my mail through the English colonial style red postbox which will be postmarked with a special date stamp in red ink. Hope my friends will receive them soon!

Are you interested in sending out postcards? You can mark new friends around the world through postcrossing. For every postcard sent out, you will receive one postcard from someone else around the world at random. It is quite a fun hobby and I have been a member of Postcrossing for 5 over years already.

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