The Straits Times/Asia News Network
Memorabilia at the Harry Potter exhibition space at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. (Singapore Philatelic Museum/File)
Get ready to be spell-bound by Harry Potter exhibition Collecting Magic: From Stamps To Wands at the Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) from this Wednesday to June 2017.
The exhibition will feature a comprehensive collection of Harry Potter stamps from all over the world, including Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States.
It will also feature a selection of movie memorabilia and collectibles loaned from local collectors. The items include a collector's edition DVD disc set and a film-making book set.
There will also be photo opportunities with familiar Harry Potter movie backdrops such as the train journey to Hogwarts and a chance to "fly" on a broomstick like a skilled Quidditch player.
Children can play with the interactive multimedia exhibits designed by students from Nanyang Polytechnic's School of Interactive & Digital Media. You can wave a wand to see "magic" happen on a screen, watch portraits that "move", or uncover "spells"at the unique heat-sensitive stamp display.
Ms Tresnawati Prihadi, general manager of SPM, said: "Collecting Magic: From Stamps To Wands honors the tradition of collecting, particularly in the area of philately. Postage stamps, alongside community contributed collectibles, help make the Harry Potter experience more tangible and real for visitors."
The best-selling Harry Potter book series, with over 450 million copies sold to date, was released from 1997 to 2007. It spawned a series of feature films, role-playing games and even theme parks.
The opening of the play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child earlier this year in London and the impending worldwide release of the film Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them later this month has reignited Pottermania.