Tomorrow’s Adventure: Bee Hunting

Tomorrow’s Adventure: Bee Hunting

Here is a reminder for tomorrow: 09 April 2019 Honey Bees in Malaysia issue!

This is already garnering high hits.

Stay tuned for a bee hunt road trip tomorrow.

Those interested to order, please message sky52200myfdc@gmail.com

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Quantities for the Honey Bees in Malaysia Stamp Issue

Quantities for the Honey Bees in Malaysia Stamp Issue

In today’s Media Preview (05 April 2019), Pos Malaysia provided additional information on the quantities for this issue.

1. Stamps: 200,000 pieces of stamps per design

2. Miniature Sheet: 22,000 pieces

3. Envelopes: 27,000 pieces

4. Empty Folders: 1,600 pieces

The designer is Mr KY Lim from Reign Associates.

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Next issue: 09 April 2019 Honey Bees in Malaysia

Next issue: 09 April 2019 Honey Bees in Malaysia

A poster was displayed at the Fournation Stamp Exhibition 2019 with the theme Honey Bees in Malaysia. The official notification came out today from Pos Malaysia and it will be released on 09 April 2019.

The poster featured the stamps in a Honey Comb design (hexagonal) with the Miniature Sheet featured in an awesome die cut of a honey bee. I am sure the “unusual” stamp and MS collectors will be very pleased with the design of this issue.

The poster gave information on the stamp issue as follows:

  1. 60 sen stamp : Giant Honey Bee (Apis dorsata)
  2. 60 sen stamp: Eastern Honey Bee (Apis cerana)
  3. 60 sen stamp: Black Dwarf Honey Bee (Apis andreniformis)
  4. RM 4.00 Miniature Sheet: Stingless Honey Bee (Heterotrigona itama)
  5. 50 sen empty envelope featuring the Stingless Honey Bee Hive
  6. RM 6.00 empty folder

This is indeed a very attractive design. Here is the price list.

Meanwhile, why not visit Bee Farms? Here is one in Air Keroh: http://beefarm.com.my/museum.php

Or learn about Stingless Honey Bee from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu: https://www.kelulut.com.my/hubungi-kami/

Or the inventor of Mustafa – Hive from Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian: http://www.kk.usm.my/index.php/en/news/854-penyelidikan-lebah-kelulut-usm-bantu-tingkatkan-ekonomi-golongan-terkebawah

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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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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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