Cheah Jin Seng

Professor Cheah Jin Seng is a philatelist and deltiologist particularly well-versed in the postal history and deltiology of Malaysia and Singapore. Born in Penang, he is a Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of London and a Director of the Singapore Philatelic Museum. A former board member of the National Museum of Singapore, Professor Cheah has written and co-published extensively on the subjects of stamps and postcards in Malaysia and Singapore.

He is the author of Selangor: 300 Early Postcards (2011), Perak; 300 Early Postcards (2009), Malaya: 500 Early Postcards (2008), and Singapore: 500 Early Postcards (2006), all published by Editions Didier Millet.

He also collects Chinese peranakan artefacts, old photographs and books related to the medical and local history of Singapore and Malaysia. By profession, he is an Emeritus Consultant at the Department of Medicine, National University Hospital, Singapore, and Professorial Fellow of the National University of Singapore. Professor Cheah is also a Physician and Endocrinologist, having obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (Honours) and a Doctorate of Medicine from the National University of Singapore. He is a Fellow of the following institutions: the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.