Singapore Post (SingPost) has issued a set of stamps featuring Soaper 5, a superhero squad created by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to educate students on how they can protect themselves against COVID-19.
The set of six Soaper 5 stamps were launched by SingPost as a tribute to educators for their resilience and hard work in continuing to teach even during the midst of the pandemic.
Superheroes Against COVID-19
Soaper 5 are a set of superheroes which the Ministry of Education introduced earlier this year. They are mean to guide and remind students on habits to stay safe and healthy.
Each superheroes exhibits a positive behaviour to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The five heroes are Virus Screener Varun for checking your temperature daily; Mask Up Mei Mei for wearing a mask; Super Soaper Soffy for washing your hands; Hands Down Hana for not touching your face with your hands, and Wipe Up Wilson for keeping surfaces clean.
Soaper 5 have been featured on banners, posters, cartoons and in educational material.
They were also there to remind everyone that even the youngest in the community can contribute to the fight against COVID-19.
SingPost Soaper 5 Stamps
SingPost Senior Vice President for Post Office Network, Financial Services & Philately, Ms Marjorie Ooi said: “These stamps will become part of Singapore’s collective history for future generations to remember how we as a nation battled this pandemic and lived through this unprecedented crisis, and then emerged stronger as a country.”
Coordinating Divisional Director, Communications and Engagement Group, MOE, Mrs Tan Wai Lan said: “Our teachers and our staff have been at the frontlines in keeping students safe and engaged in learning even as we fight the pandemic. They are the real superheroes, and we are happy to partner SingPost in recognising their immense contributions this Teachers’ Day. We are confident that the education fraternity will emerge stronger and more resilient than before.”
The Soaper 5 stamps have values between 30 and 70 cents each. They are also available as pre-cancelled First Day Covers ($4.45) and Presentation Packs ($5.55). The stamps are sale from 4 September 2020 at post offices, philatelic stores and online at shop.singpost.com, while stocks last.