A Tour of Melaka

A Tour of Melaka

The day started really slow. When the counters were opened, it was only a handful of regulars.

I decided to skip the MATTA Fair in PWTC as there was no longer any philatelic event. The designer informed me that the Sarawak Tourism Bureau made their own folder designs for patrons of the Sarawak Tourism Booths. Did anyone manage to check them out?

Here is Mr KY Lim autographing the stamp products.

So it was a tour of Melaka for me!

The drive was smooth and scorching hot. The first stop was the General Post Office. Lim Stamp was busy with his stall inside the main foyer selling old FDCs and mish-mash of stamps and MS. Today’s envelopes and MS were sold out early in the morning. The stamps were still available. This was in stark contrast to the low uptake in Kuala Lumpur.

The next stop was the historic centre of Melaka.

Did you know the Jalan Laksamana Post Office used to be the General Post Office?

The situation was the same here, all the products were sold out early. There were a few concordanist who came in early. Jalan Laksamana is the closest Post Office to the Melaka River Cruise station as well as the Maritime Museum.

First was the rest stop for the famous Melaka Chicken Rice Balls with of course chicken! Wash that down at the Clock Tower Cendol stall is an ideal way to cool down in the perpetual hot Melaka.

The Melaka River Cruise is located a short walk away from the cendol stall. I prefer to walk by the side of the Melaka River. The river is continually spruced up. It looks significantly cleaner.

The River Cruise office was already visited 3 times by concordanists. This is what they were looking for.

The condition of the cachet is really bad. It is basically disintegrated. Anyway, time to move to the Maritime Museum featuring a replica of Flor de la Mar. The museum was officiated on 13 June 1994 by Dr Mahathir Mohamed!


The last stop was in Merlimau. Merlimau has been a regular stops there few years due to a few concordant designs. This time it is the Demang Abdul Ghani Gallery located about 2 minutes from the Merlimau Post Office.

It is really worth visiting. The designs are so intricate that it is mind boggling! Looking just at the exterior will give you a hint of the magnificent design!

Concordancy is fun. Care to join the next tour?

Meanwhile, what are you waiting for? Visit Melaka 2019!







Next Issue: 15 March 2019 Tourist Destinations – Melaka and Sarawak

Next Issue: 15 March 2019 Tourist Destinations – Melaka and Sarawak

The next issue is the continuation of the Tourist Destinations series. This time it is Melaka and Sarawak. The issue will be released on Friday, 15 March 2019. However, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu and Johor will need to wait for 17 March 2019 to be able to buy the issues as Friday is weekend.

Do you want to know how to get the stamps for FREE? You have to read this article.

This issue will feature:

  1. 60 sen setenant stamps pair – Melaka (Melaka House / Demang Abdul Ghani Gallery in Merlimau and Rumah Ibu, Seri Pillar and Ceramic Jar)
  2. 60 sen setenant stamps pair – Sarawak (Alu – Alu Dance of the Melanau and Sarawak Cultural Village in Santubong with Pua Kumbu and Tajau Vase)
  3. RM 4.00 MS – (Maritime Museum and Melaka River Cruise and Astana Sarawak and Sarawak River Cruise)
  4. RM 6.00 Empty Folder
  5. 50 sen Blank Envelope

The designer is Mr KY Lim from Reign Associates.

Quantities issued:

  1. 400,000 pieces of setenant stamps of each state
  2. 25,000 pieces of Miniature Sheets
  3. 1,800 pieces of Empty Folders
  4. 30,000 pieces of Blank Envelopes

The Sarawak Tourism Board will be in the MATTA Fair in Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) on 15 March 2019. If you want the stamps for FREE at the Sarawak Tourism Board, check out: https://enewsletter.sarawaktourism.com/news/limited-edition-sarawak-stamp-at-matta-fair/

There are only 400 sets in the promotion. The Sarawak tourism cluster are at booths 5058 – 5063 and 5068 – 5073 in Hall 5. I even give you the booths! Make your life easy?

Here are the past Tourist Destinations issues:

2018 – Sabah: https://myfdc.me/2018/05/25/next-issue-05-june-2018-tourist-destinations-sabah/

2017 – Terengganu, Pahang and Perak: https://myfdc.me/2017/11/23/the-three-states-another-epic-philatelic-adventure/ and https://myfdc.me/2017/11/17/17-november-2017-media-preview-of-tourist-destinations-issue/

2016 – Kedah and Kelantan: https://myfdc.me/2016/07/15/new-date-of-issue-tourist-destination-kedah-and-kelantan/

Now for the myfdc advertisement: If you are interested in the past issues’ concordant FDC, just drop me a note at sky52200myfdc@gmail.com

Happy Journeys! Melaka…here I come!


2019 Orchid Definitives

2019 Orchid Definitives

As reported earlier, the 60 sen Orchid Definitive has reached 2019/1 last month.

Subsequently 80 sen with 2019/1 has also been seen.

An unexpected release was the 90 sen with 2018/1 imprint today!

Here is the image:

The question is…. will we see RM 1.10 being released in sheets of 100?

Keep a look out!


Philatelic Society Malaysia (PSM) First Stamp Fair 2019 (02 – 03 March 2019)

Philatelic Society Malaysia (PSM) First Stamp Fair 2019 (02 – 03 March 2019)

The first PSM Stamp Fair for 2019 will held from 02 – 03 March 2019 in the Petaling Jaya Community Library hall. The published time is from 09:30 am to 05:30 pm.

Location: http://www.mbpjlibrary.gov.my/web/guest/location

Look out for the Pos Malaysia booth who occasionally springs a surprise by bringing old stuff.

See you there!


60 sen Orchids National Definitive complete blooms for 2018 series

60 sen Orchids National Definitive complete blooms for 2018 series

The current Orchids National Definitive 60 sen denomination, saw what is believed to be the final 2018 imprint coming out around early February 2019 with the prefix 2018/4. It was first reported sold in Johor Bahru.

Subsequently the 2019/1 prefix was first reported seen in the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office on 15 February 2019. However, the sheets were already sold out to a corporation.

Flash back of the old and new definitives: https://myfdc.me/2018/10/21/2018-new-definitives/

Has anyone seen 2018/5? Is 2018/4 the final imprint for the 60 sen denomination?

Drop us a note if you see 2018/5!


29 – 31 March 2019: Fournation Stamp Exhibition Kuala Lumpur

29 – 31 March 2019: Fournation Stamp Exhibition Kuala Lumpur

Finally, I received the confirmation from Pos Malaysia that the Fournation Stamp Exhibition will be held in Kuala Lumpur in the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office.

The event will be held in the Main Lobby (Stamp Dealers), Stamp Gallery of the Philatelic Bureau Headquarters (Pos Malaysia sales) and Dewan Sri Pos (Stamp Exhibition).

The event will be held from 29 – 31 March 2019 from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm.

There will be a special Overprint Miniature Sheet (details will be released later) on 29 March 2019. Heard some loud buzz today from many parties that 30 March might see something too. Hmmm… the suspense if building.

PSM is also making the envelopes for the event.

For those who are keen to take part, contact: filateli@pos.com.my.

Homework: Prepare your Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia stamps! There has been a buzz that a fifth country was invited! Hmmm…

Anyway, I have not received any news of those who confirmed attendance. Perhaps if any of our foreign readers from Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia who might know something can provide the information?

See you there!