A Cow and Bull Story

Usher in the Year of the Ox at Singapore Philatelic Museum! Unravel hidden facets about this often stereotyped animal which has been indispensable to mankind since ancient times. Did you know that the ox is actually a cow that has been trained? The cow is also a very important animal; almost every part of the animal can be eaten, it was a vital mode of transport in the past and its skin is used to manufacture our favourite leather goods.

Plus, discover why the ox is the second animal in the Chinese zodiac and the traits of those born under this zodiac sign. You will get to admire exquisite ox stamps, including zodiac stamps from all over the world. Have fun browsing through the interactive exhibits and colourful displays.

Now on display till August 2009.

The specimens on display in the gallery was a loan from The Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, NUS.

For more information, please visit here.

Photos by Mishelle Lim of the National Heritage Board

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