My son grew up watching Harry Porter movies and reading the books which fuelled his love of reading. They are the only books that could made him sit down and read quietly. That was the time he was talking as if he was from a different planet and in a strange language to me then. haha....

When the books were adapted into feature films, I accompanied him to five Harry Porter movie premiers. Eight "Harry Potter" movies were released over a ten-year period between 2001 and 2011 :

"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," (2001)
"Chamber of Secrets" (2002)
"Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004)
"Goblet of Fire" (2005)
"Order of the Phoenix" (2007)
"Half-Blood Prince" (2009)
and both parts of "Deathly Hallows" (2010, 2011)

So I had indulged in a little Harry Porter magic but I actually know nothing much about this boy wizard.

Visiting the newly opened “Collecting Magic: From Stamps to Wands” exhibition organised by the Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM), the selection of movie memorabilia made me re-live the happy moments I spent with my son at the Harry Porter movies.

Although I am not a Harry Porter fan, I was spellbound by the comprehensive collection of Harry Porter-themed stamps and collectibles at the exhibition. Wait till my son see these .... haha....

The one and only framed collection of original and authentic signatures of the leading cast of the movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

prop replicas of Harry Potter wands

Surprisingly, Taiwan was the first country to issue licensed Harry Porter stamps in the world.

Harry Porter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Taiwan, 4th June 2004

Wannabe Hogwartians, get ready to go on the Hogwarts Express at Platform 9 3/4. A photo opportunity with familiar Harry Potter movie backdrop   :)


Fly on a broomstick like a skilled Quidditch player 

Children would be thrilled to play with the interactive multimedia exhibits designed by students from Nanyang Polytechnic's School of Interactive and Digital Media. It was fun to wave a wand and see "magic" happening on a screen. They would probably be as curious as I when they watch portraits "move". Wish the students could design one with me in the portrait.

Check out the rest of the collection : First Day Covers, stamp sheets, the first-edition books, postcards, special cancellations, a limited-edition DVD box set and unusual stamp labels with heat-sensitive ink at the Singapore Philatelic Museum.

"Collecting Magic: From Stamps To Wands" exhibition
 2 Nov 2016 - Jun 2017
10 am - 7 pm (daily)

Singapore Philatelic Museum
23 B Coleman Street Singapore 179807

FREE ADMISSION all year round for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents

Admission tickets for foreigners :
Adult : S$8
Children : S$6

我儿子是看着哈利波特的小说、电影长大的。哈利波特小说是唯一能让我儿子静静坐着看书的。当时的他, 被魔法迷得神魂颠倒, 仿佛是另一个世界来的小孩, 说着我不懂的事物。哈哈。。。。

以哈利波特为主题的 “非藏魔法:邮票珍品展” , 即日起到2017年6月, 在新加坡集邮馆开放展出。


我儿子应该会感兴趣的展品 : 哈利波特的魔杖, 以及《哈利波特—凤凰社的密令》中所有演员的亲笔签名等等。他还可以体验一下小巫师们上学的感觉, 在九又四分之三站台坐上“霍格沃茨”特快列车,拍一张照。

其他哈利波特相关的展品还有 : 乐高砌成的斜角巷、哈利波特小说封面的主题邮票、遇到人体温度就会变色的魔法咒语主题邮票等等。

现场还有不少由新加坡南洋理工学院互动与数码媒体系学生设计的互动展品, 趣味无穷。


新加坡人及永久居民  :  入场免费
外国旅客                      :  成人$8,儿童$6