The Stamp and Philately Unit, Pos Malaysia Berhad is organising a stamp week starting from the 19th of November until the 25th of November 2012 at AEON AU2 Shopping Centre, Setiawangsa, Kuala Lumpur. This year, the stamp launched in conjunction of the stamp week is the ‘Children’s Hobbies‘ series.
The Stamp Fair
Booths at the Stamp Fair
The Stamp Exhibition at the Stamp Fair
I was very disappointed to know that the stamps launched in conjunction of the stamp week featured the ‘BoBoiBoy’ cartoon series. Not to say that I do not support Malaysian productions but the story does not promotes much good values. I would say that it is just another cartoon series that is a waste of time for kids to watch. In fact, during the stamp week and they should launch some other themes which is more related to philately. Last year’s stamps which were launched in conjunction with the stamp week were far exciting and the stamps were lovely and unique.
I think they should not have used the BoBoiBoy characters for the stamps for the cartoon series promotes a lot of bad values like their horrible manners and the characters do not speak in proper Bahasa Malaysia (Malay language).
Though for stamp lovers, please make a trip to the AEON AU2 Shopping Centre for the Stamp Week before the Stamp Week ends.
We arrived around 8:30am and were surprised to see an extremely long queue of people waiting to buy The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. My little sister, Anisah fainted while waiting and so she took a seat in the Stamp Gallery. While waiting for our turn, we made friends with three friendly people who shared lots of interesting facts on stamps.
They opened a special counter for senior citizens so that the old people won’t have to line up in the extremely long queue.
After almost 4 long hours queuing, it is finally our turn to buy the stamps. Unfortunately, the stamp sheets were sold out and only loose ones were available.
Just around five minutes after we bought our stamps, the POS Malaysia staffs put up a few posters notifying that the folder were sold out. We were lucky that we had already bought ours.
They also have a special counter where we can buy the First Day Covers. After buying the first day covers, we pasted the stamps onto them.
Then we had to queue in another line to get our first day covers and folders stamped.
At about 1:10 pm, new stock of stamp sheets arrived.
My heels and ankles are aching now after the 4 long hours of standing 😉
Earlier this morning, my family and I left our house to go to the launching of the latest stamps issued, The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II atKuala Lumpur main post office in Dayabumi Complex. The stamps were issued today in conjunction of the royal visit of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Malaysia.
The stamps came in two designs, both of which are bordered with silver ink. One came in a “stamp on stamp” design, featuring an older stamp released on June 2, 1953 which was issued in conjunction of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. The other features a photograph of Prince William and Catherine Middleton to commemorate their visit. Both costs RM1.50 each.
The miniature sheet features almost similar stamps and cost RM5.00 (RM2.50 per stamp).
The first day cover costs 50 cents each and the folder costs RM 5.50 each.
The stamps were designed by World Communications Network Resources (M) Sdn Bhd.
On the 8th of March, 2012, my family and I went to the Kuala Lumpur main post office in Dayabumi Complex for the launch of the new stamps, Malaysian Antarctic Research Programme/ Program Penyelidikan Antartika Malaysia.
The stamps are to mark the working visit of the 13th Yang DiPertuan Agong Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billal Shah to from the 20th untill the 23rd of November, 2011. This visit marked the royal recognition on the efforts and important contribution of research carried out by Malaysian scientists in Antartica.
The 60 sen stamps feature an aerial view of the Antarctic continent, a Malaysian flag and a scenic view near Ross Island, Antarctica.
The 90 sen setenant stamps feature an aerial view of the world. Malaysia is the only ASEAN and Muslim country with an active polar research program.
Its pair features an Emperor penguin (which is the biggest of all living penguins) and a flock of Adelie penguins. There is also a picture of an MARP atmospheric scientist setting up a Global Positioning System to study interactions between the upper atmosphere and space weather. The microscoptic picture is a yeast endemic to Antarctica isolated from sea ice by MARP microbiologists who are studying the cold adaption mechanism of Antarctic microbes.
Get your Malaysian Antarctic Research Programme stamps now!