Singapore Postal Service


From a single mail office, the Singapore Postal Service grew as the trade flourished and became a separate department, called Post Office in 1858. From 1949 till the time Singapore got its independence, the Singapore Postal Department was linked with the Postal Department of the Federation of Malaya. Post independence, the Singapore Postal Services Department became a fully autonomous body on 1 January 1967. In 1982, the Postal Services Department merged with the then Telecommunication Authority of Singapore, known as Telecoms and ten years following the split of Telecommunication Authority of Singapore; it became one of its entities.

The Singapore Post was granted the first Public Postal Licensee in 1992.

SingPost has more than 60 post offices, 80 authorized postal agencies, 200 Self-service Automated Machines (SAMs), 660 stamp vendors and 800 postboxes located throughout Singapore. Its three main operating divisions are Mail, Logistics and Retail. The Mail Division is responsible for collecting, sorting, transporting and distributing domestic and international mail, the Logistics Division undertakes door-to-door distribution services, including express delivery services (Speedpost) and warehousing while the Retail Division is in charge of providing a wide range of postal, agency and financial services to customers. SingPost offers loans to customers in the form

of ezyCash and anyone who earns more than S$1,600 per month can apply for this loan. The Singapore Postal Service has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 1819 in the Parliament House. Sir Stamford Raffles was the founder of this service in Singapore.

Initially all the work was handled by just three people but later due to the growth of trade and commerce an entire new postal office was opened in 1858. Even then until Singapore became independent in 1949, the Singapore Postal Department was linked with the Postal Department of the Federation of Malaya.

Post independence, the Singapore Postal Services Department became a fully autonomous body on 1 January 1967. In 1982, the Postal Services Department merged with the then Telecommunication Authority of Singapore, known as Telecoms and ten years following the split of Telecommunication Authority of Singapore; it became one of its entities. The Singapore Post was granted the first Public Postal Licensee in 1992.

Thus Singpost today is very important institution in Singapore. Approximately 2.4 million items are processed and dispatched to different parts of the world by Singapore Post Centre per day. High standards and efficient services have become synonymous with Singapore Post service in the present times.

For more information, visit: www.singpost.com.sg

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