07 May 2019 Latest updated Malaysia Stamp Issue Programme Schedule

07 May 2019 Latest updated Malaysia Stamp Issue Programme Schedule

Here is the latest Malaysia Stamp Issue Programme Schedule dated 07 May 2019. Do remember to update your calendar. Information is always confirmed nearer the date of issue.

Relax and just open a SODA account. Most collectors are non-concordanist, thus there is very little planning required other than to know when to show up if you prefer to do your own, OR open a Standing Order Deposit Account (SODA) which is an easier way not to miss a single issue.

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Reminder: Relocation of Post Offices from Tomorrow

Reminder: Relocation of Post Offices from Tomorrow

Just a reminder on the Post Offices relocating starting from Cheng Post Office in Melaka tomorrow. https://myfdc.me/2019/04/16/relocation-of-post-offices-end-april-2019-and-early-may-2019/

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24 April 2019: Updated Malaysia Stamp Issue Programme Schedule

24 April 2019: Updated Malaysia Stamp Issue Programme Schedule

Well, finally, this is what you have been waiting for, the updated stamp programme:

With that is the confirmation that the Places of Worship Series 2 will be on sale on Monday, 13 May 2019. Stay tuned for more information nearer the date of issue.

The schedule now shows the 150 Years of Sarawak Stamps. It should be an interesting issue. It seems that Combating Wildlife Cybercrime has changed to Conservation of Wildlife.

Noticeable not in the schedule are the Seashell, Wild Flowers, Dying Trade, Folk Tales and Parrot! However an interesting Joint Issue with Romania is in the cards! We have not had a joint issue in quite a while.

Meanwhile it is time to update your own calendar. Remember the operative word is: Tentative!

What do you think of the new schedule?

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Relocation of Post Offices (end April 2019 and early May 2019)

Relocation of Post Offices (end April 2019 and early May 2019)

Here are some information relevant to collectors of Opening / Closing of Post Offices. The following post offices will be relocated:

Cheng Post Office

Last day of operation: 26 April 2019

New opening: 29 April 2019 in Tesco Cheng, Lot G17, Ground Floor, Tesco Melaka Cheng 1, Jalan Inang 3, Taman Paya Rumput Utama, 75460 Melaka

 

Bakar Arang Post Office

Last day of operation: 27 April 2019

New opening: 02 May 2019 in Tesco SP South, Lot F17 & F18, First Floor, Tesco SP South, Jalan Bakar Arang, 08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah

 

Taman Nusa Bestari Post Office

Last day of operation: 29 April 2019

New opening: 02 May 2019 in Tesco Mutiara Rini, Lot G 9, 1 Jalan Persiaran Jaya 1, Taman Mutiara Rini, 81300 Skudai, Johor

 

Batang Kali Post Office

Last day of operation: 03 May 2019

New opening: 06 May 2019 in Pusat Perdagangan Ara, Seksyen 5, Batang Kali, Kuala Selangor

 

Seems like a trend to open the post offices in shopping areas. Those interested to postmark on the last day and first day of operations, do note down the dates. If you are near the location, share the last day and first day photos with the readers or drop me a note if you can help send the last day mails.

 

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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!

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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!

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2019 Malaysia Stamp Issue Schedule

2019 Malaysia Stamp Issue Schedule

Here is the second release of the stamp programme with a much extended list of issues.

Expected between now and 19 February 2019 is the installation of the Sultan of Pahang stamps. Will we see another Pahang State Wild Orchids definitive? Will there be another special Yamg Dipertuan Agong sheetlet? So many questions!

As usual, keep a look out for the updates.

What do you think of this year’s programme?

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