Can we do away with street name when writing a letter?

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Singapore was originally divided into 28 postal districts in 1950, with a number being allocated to each district, for example, the Orchard Road area was in District 9.

277 Orchard Road
Singapore 9

This was superseded by a new four-digit system in 1979, with the last two digits representing a sector in each district. There were in total 81 sectors.

277 Orchard Road
Singapore 0923

In 1995, this was replaced by a six-digit system, in which every building was given its unique postcode, the first two digits of which represented the old sector.

277 Orchard Road
Singapore 238858

Now, usually when we mail out a letter we would write the address as such.

MoonHub Corporate Service Department
Hubbing Building
Ayer Rajah
I came across a blog that Singapore Post is so "advance" that it still manages to send the letter to the correct addressee if your address is as such.

MoonHub Corporate Service Department
Effectively eliminating the street name as it has the postal code.

I have decided to do a little experiment. This time round, with a HDB address, I will be mailing a letter to myself.

Collin Yeo
I will mail out the letter on 19 Mar 08 which is tomorrow. Stay tuned.

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Eugene Fu - March 19, 2008 at 8:25 PM

oh man u ve so much time to do that? LOL... quick help me do my assignments!

Collin Yeo - March 19, 2008 at 10:28 PM

ah fu ge!! i dreamt that you were killed by a monster! really.. so sad :(

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