Asian Film Star Turns Stamp Designer
Chen has a large fan following in Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Malaysia and Vietnam and has starred in numerous Asian television serials, feature films and theatrical productions.
According to Eunice, "Chen, who has a flair for art, was approached by SingPost more than a year ago to design a stamp series featuring the Oriental Small-Clawed Otter, which is native to Singapore."
Patsie Tan, SingPost's assistant vice- president of corporate communications, said that the actor was commissioned to do the job because he "can help in the outreach to the young generation on the appreciation of the arts".
Chen is quoted as saying he started drawing when he was in primary school and contributed his works to a student magazine. He received more than one "prize" of $5 for his submissions and that helped him realise the "joy of drawing".
Shown above, Edmund Chen Zhicai and the stamps he designed on a first day cover.
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