Updated: 15 January 2019 Malaysian Festivals Series 3

Updated: 15 January 2019 Malaysian Festivals Series 3

The next issue will be released on 15 January 2019. This issue will feature the Malaysian Festival Series 3.

Previous issues of the Malaysian Festivals were on  15 August 2006 and 27 September 2012.

This time the Malaysian Festival Series 3 ties in with the Lunar (Chinese) New Year celebrations. This series features the Malaysian festivals of the ethnic Chinese, Kadazan Dusun, Dayak, Malay and Indian.

The stamps and miniature sheets feature the following:

  1. Stamps: 5 designs x 60 sen with the following designs:
    • Chinese New Year (Lion Dance and Firecrackers),
    • Tadau Kaamatan (Sumazau Dance and Gong and Sompoton),
    • Gawai Festival (Ngajat Dance and Ranyai)
    • Hari Raya Aidil Fitri (Lemang and Dodol)
    • Deepavali (Kuthu Vilakku and Kolam)
  2. Miniature Sheet: RM 5.00 (Various festival greetings) with die cut and glitter ink
  3. Empty folder: RM 6.00
  4. Blank envelopes: 50 sen

Just a reminder: The SODA cut off date to ensure sufficient funds or updates to your order is 04 January 2019.

More updates later.

Meanwhile, the question in many collector’s mind….. how was the lunar series featured this year? The answer might crack you up and fire your collecting enthusiasm!

Updated 11 January 2019: Media Preview

Today was the media preview for this issue. I can only summarise: The special die cut with glitter Miniature Sheet is great!

Interestingly I found out that the Zodiac also applies to how the time is divided in a day! Google it. You might find something interesting! Not just the year but the time.

The brochure is also interesting with the various dates of the festivals listed making it a handy reference for our friends overseas!

So here are the products with quantities:

  1. Stamps: 200,000 pieces of each design
  2. Miniature Sheet: 25,000 pieces
  3. Blank Envelopes: 30,000 pieces
  4. Empty folders: 1,800 pieces

The above can also be bought as a folder set via Eziemall. The product is usually loaded near midnight the day before, so be cool and wait for the midnight!

The designer, Mr KY Lim (Reign Associates) will be coming over to autograph the products on the day of sale in the Philatelic Bureau HQ in the General Post Office of Kuala Lumpur.

In addition, there will also be a Special Setem Ku Greetings sheetlet to be released on the same day. Image is being finalised. I will share once Pos Malaysia releases the image.

Do look out for a special Chinese New Year franking at the main General Post Office in Kuala Lumpur. It was used last year…. perhaps again this year?

Sadly, I will not be able to join in the fun as I have a prior engagement. Do drop me a note on the response in your own location as well as the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office.

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13 November 2018 News flash: Setenant Strip Sheets

13 November 2018 News flash: Setenant Strip Sheets

Today Pos Malaysia will release the following Setenant Strips Sheets:

  1. Musical Instruments Series 2 (I think Pos Malaysia made an error on the price shown in the poster)
  2. Medicinal Plants Series 4
  3. ETS (NOT the Overprint ETS stamps setenant that was opened for SODA, this is the original ETS)

I have spares for sale in full sheets. Contact me at: sky52200myfdc@gmail.com

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Updated: Media Preview for Musical Instruments of Malaysia Series 2

Updated: Media Preview for Musical Instruments of Malaysia Series 2

The next issue will be released on 10 April 2018. The theme is Musical Instruments of Malaysia Series 2. Series 1 was issued back in 07 March 1987. That is over 31 years ago! I guess you never know when the next series will be issued 🙂

This issue will comprise of 60 sen stamps (2 types) and 80 sen (2 types), a RM 5.00 Miniature Sheet (gloss varnish on the musical instruments) and a Folder. The SODA version of the FDC looks great!

The musical instruments featured are:

  1. 60 sen stamp: Sitar (200,000 pieces)
  2. 60 sen stamp: Pipa (200,000 pieces)
  3. 80 sen stamp: Sape (Sapeh) (200,000 pieces)
  4. 80 sen stamp: Sundatang (200,000 pieces)
  5. RM 5.oo MS: Ghazal troupe with Gambus, Biola (Viola), Tabla and Harmonium (25,000 pieces)
  6. 50 sen envelope: Kreb (Krem) (28,000 pieces)
  7. RM 6.00 Empty folders (1,800 pieces)

The concordant cancellations are Brickfields, Lubok China, Kuching / Miri, Kudat and Johor Bahru / Muar / Batu Pahat.

This issue is designed by Reign Associates.

Updated 06 April 2018:

A media preview was held on 06 April 2018. The additional information provided are the quantities of issue for each item which I have updated above.

Do not forget to join our bit of fun for http://www.myfdc.wordpress.com reaching 500,000 views which is anticipated mid April 2018. It is currently about 498,000 views now. Right now, there is a sale on Facebook for 50 old FDCs starting from RM 5.00 for Malaysian addresses, check them out at:

Keep a look out for campaigns on eBay soon.

I will keep you posted.

Thank you for your support.

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Yesterday’s Feast

Yesterday’s Feast

Yesterday saw the release of the second Festival Food Series stamps. The turn out was lower than Series 1.

The design is still attractive and there is a consistent look and feel. Characteristics: (1) a buffet spread what makes a nice joined design, (2) basically a round shaped MS and (3) a special die-cut empty folder with a food cover locally called a “tudung saji”. The designer is Mr KY Lim from Reign Associates. He came early as usual to start the autograph session. This time more collectors brought the older issues designed by Mr KY Lim to be autographed.

I am looking forward to Series 3 and Series 4 coming out later this year. A full set of 4 MS will look great in my album.

Meanwhile, I was off to look for bamboo for Manuk Pansuh (Chicken cooked in Bamboo). Hint:

There is one other match for the Kadazandusun. The adventure took me deep into the Felda Estates. The interesting thing is that this is the first mini post office with a sorting and delivery section!

How was the response in your place?

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Eastern Feast: Festival Food Series – Kadazandusun and Dayak

Eastern Feast: Festival Food Series – Kadazandusun and Dayak

Pos Malaysia will bring us to East Malaysia for the next Festival Food Series. This is the second in the Festival Food Series. The first Festival Food issue featured Chinese Festival Food. This issue will feature some of the food in the Kaamatan (Harvest) Festival celebrated in Sabah and Gawai Festival in Sarawak.

The stamps and miniature sheet will feature the following cuisine (local names followed by rough translation in English). I have loosely used “Cake” as a translation for “Kuih” which is actually a local savoury pastry snack.

60 sen: Tuak (Rice Wine – Sarawak) / Lihing (Tapioca Wine – Sabah), Kek Lapis (Layer Cake), Tapai Pulut (Fermented Rice) and Kuih Jala (Net Cake)

80 sen: Ambuyat (Sticky Sago – Sabah) / Linut (similar to ambuyat and attributed to Melanau, Sarawak) – note: Ambuyat is usually attributed to Brunei local food

90 sen: Manuk Pansuh (Chicken cooked in bamboo) and Hinava (Raw Fish Salad of Kadazandusun, Sabah) / Umai (similar to Hinava and attributed to Melanau, Sarawak)

RM 5.00 MS: Kuih Penganan (delicacy in Sarawak), Kek Sarang Semut (Ant Nest Cake – Sarawak), Kuih Deran (Cake from Sarawak), Kuih Jala (Net Cake), Kuih Ros (Rose Cake), Kuih Lapis Pelangi (Rainbow Layer Cake) and Kek Lapis (Layer Cake) shown in the center of the MS

If you view the Borneo Island as a whole, it is very hard to separate the cuisine. There are local differences however there will also be similarities. Just enjoy the food and the stamps!

As usual an empty folder will also be on sale.

Here is the media preview.

The quantities issued are:

60 sen: 100,000 pieces

80 sen: 80,000 pieces

90 sen: 80,000 pieces

RM 5.00 : 25,000 pieces

Empty envelopes: 30,000 pieces

Empty folders: 1,500 pieces

Come join us for the next feast! Make a date on 16 March 2017. Your table is reserved!

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