Gil Schneider is an avid collector of passports and has amassed hundreds of them internationally in his trusty vintage suitcases. We get a sneak peek into his collection of Singapore passports, from the end of World War Two in 1945 until today. From flimsy slips of handwritten papers to state-of-the-art biometric passports, watch how our travel documents have evolved over more than half a century.
Dr Schneider unearths his rare finds of passports made just for the Hajj pilgrimage, travel for the stateless, and visits to our bordering neighbour, Johor Bahru.
Specials thanks to Gil Schneider | The Vexillological Society Singapore.
Check out the full video above for more insights from Dr Schneider on the evolution of Singapore’s passport.