SINGAPORE: Singapore Post (SingPost) will release a limited-edition Hello Kitty MyStamp set on Saturday (Oct 29) to mark 50 years of diplomatic ties between Singapore and Japan, or SJ50.
Limited to a print run of 3,000, the set consists of a stamp sheet set in a hard cover folder, two postcards and a paper bag featuring the special SJ50 version of Japan’s iconic Hello Kitty in a pink kimono. It will also have a background motif made up of each country’s national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid and Sakura, the national postal service said in a press release on Thursday.
"The set has been designed as a travelogue of Hello Kitty’s travels in Japan and Singapore, at which she meets Singapore’s SJ50 mascot, Doritan, a boy wearing spiky durian-like headgear and a red jumpsuit emblazoned with an image of the Merlion," SingPost added.
The commemorative issue will be priced at S$21.80 for a set of six stamps, each with a face value of S$1.10.
The Hello Kitty stamp set will be launched at the SJ50 Matsuri event that will be held at the Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza courtyard on Friday and Saturday. It will also be available at all post offices, the Singapore Philatelic Museum and online.