30 Sep '17, 9pm

Letters sent to God, Kim Jong Un and Santa handled by team at SingPost

From this month to the end of the year, a little-known five-member team at Singapore Post will be working doubly hard to match "lost" mail with their rightful owners. On average, 4,000 pieces of mail end up with the Returned Letters Unit every day, but this number goes up to about 6,000 during the last three months of the year. The increase is due to letters being sent out during the festive season, including some 500 which are addressed to Santa Claus every year. "We post them out of goodwill," said Mr James Cheong, operations manager of SingPost's mail processing department, which oversees the unit in Paya Lebar. "We do not want to let our customers, especially young kids, down," he said, adding that these letters are sent to Santa's "offices" in Alaska in the United States or Finland. Letters are also written to God and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. But as their wher...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/letters-sent-to-god...

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