18 July 2019: Postcards for the Mini Frog Race at Kubah National Park

18 July 2019: Postcards for the Mini Frog Race at Kubah National Park

I had to space out the various news coming out for this week. There is a Mini Frog Race in the Kubah National Park tomorrow (18 July 2019). In conjunction with this event, the organisers have produced a postcard.

Scan the QR code to hear Leptobrachium ingeri.

For information on the event and postcard, please contact Dr Indraneil Das at: indraneildas@hotmail.com

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Next Issue: Date of Sale 05 March 2018 Yu Hua School Centenary

Next Issue: Date of Sale 05 March 2018 Yu Hua School Centenary

In a well organised event, SMJK Yu Hua Kajang launched the centenary commemorative stamps on 02 March 2018, a day ahead of the stamp issue date of 03 March 2018. However, since 03 March 2018 is a Saturday, the stamps will only be sold on 05 March 2018. Do take note that 05 March 2018, the school is not open.

The products are:

  1. 3 x 60 sen stamps – 305,000 pieces of each design
  2. RM 5.00 MS – 35,000 pieces
  3. 50 sen blank envelopes – 40,000 pieces
  4. RM 6.00 empty folders – 7,000 pieces of which 2,000 will be sold to the public
  5. 3 x RM 1.00 postcards – quantities not available

The designer is an ex-student, Seow Jing Ying.

The good news is that the SODA members will be able to get a special “Sekolah Yu Hua, Kajang” cancellation. Another matching cancellation is from the Kajang Post Office Philatelic Bureau branch which will read “Kajang”.

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22 May 2017: Release of Pos Malaysia’s first Augmented Reality Hari Raya Postcards

22 May 2017: Release of Pos Malaysia’s first Augmented Reality Hari Raya Postcards

I usually cover the new stamp issues including some Setem Ku.

Today (22 May 2017) marks the first day of sale of the Augmented Reality (AR) Hari Raya Postcards by Pos Malaysia nationwide. This is new to Pos Malaysia and since it is an official product, you can head on over to buy a pack and postmark to remember the occasion for yourself.

The pack consist of 4 postcards printed with a Setem Ku Bunga Raya stamp of 50 sen. Thus it is ready for posting. The pack retails for RM 5.90 before GST (RM 6.25 with GST).

The pack was launched in the Rural Information Centre and Tanjung Kling Post Office (Pusat Internet Desa dan Pos Tanjung Kling) on 21 May 2017 during the World Telecommunications and Information Society Day 2018.

The AR feature can be viewed by downloading the APP “AR Postcard” from Google Play or App Store.

Click here for the link the video promotional video.

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Going to the End of the World for Philately

Going to the End of the World for Philately

Would you go to the end of the World all for Philately? While many collectors will go to the end to get their collectible, it is more like a figure of speech until this happened….

On 10 April 2016, Pos Malaysia put up a post box in the Tanjung Piai National Park in the district of Pontian. It is literally the end of the world – the southern most tip of continental Asia to be precise! It is also a Ramsar site. Did you know that Tanjung Piai was named after the Piai Raya fern (Paku Piai Raya)?

A postcard was issued by MCMC for visitors to the park. The postcard has since been fully distributed in less than a week! In addition, a special cachet with the shape of the monument and the Piai fern is provided for mails posted from the postbox near the park monument. The post box has a Lotong Cikong (another Leaf Monkey) on top of a post box.

Here is the postcard with the special cachet. Can you spot the postbox?

20160410 Tanjung Piai Southern Most Post Box

As usual the news came at the last minute thus making the news effectively ineffective. Mainstream news coverage was good, however, it missed the point for collectors. There is a need to distinguish between philatelic news (which should be earlier) and public news (which can come later).

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ps: Did you know our neighbor, with a stretched imagination, claimed the southern most tip by virtue of the Causeway link plus a bridge to Sentosa Island ending with a suspension bridge at Palawan beach to a sand pit called Palawan Island?