Stamp Week 2012 Malaysia

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

An aerial-view of the stamp fair

Booths at the Stamp Fair

The booths
US Agency’s Booth
Pearl Traders’ Booth
Kelantanese Dealer’s Booth
Pos Malaysia’s Booth

The Stamp Exhibition at the Stamp Fair

My little brother posing to the camera at the stamp exhibition during the stamp week.
My little brother, little sister and I were reading some information at the stamp exhibition during the stamp week.
I was intrigued by the history of Zeng He and also the old Malaysian stamps exhibited.

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).

Which of these do you prefer? Please click image for a bigger picture.

Though for stamp lovers, please make a trip to the AEON AU2 Shopping Centre for the Stamp Week before the Stamp Week ends.

New Stamps: Children’s Hobbies

In conjunction with this year’s Stamp Week, Pos Malaysia had launch a series of stamps called Children’s Hobbies. This stamps series features the Malaysian cartoon superhero, ‘BoBoiBoy’.

The stamps comes in three sheets, with two different stamp designs on each sheet. Each design features different hobbies priced at 60 cents each. There were:

  • Playing Soccer

  • Fishing

  • Playing Music

  • Photography

  • Collecting Stamps

  • Baking Cookies

The miniature sheet was priced at RM 5.00.

The first day cover costs RM 0.50 each.

The folder costs RM 5.50 each.

This year, the stamp week is taking place at AEON AU2 Shopping Centre, Setiawangsa, Kuala Lumpur from 19 – 25 November 2012. The stamps were designed by Reign Associates Sdn Bhd

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Stamps: The Four Long Hours of Queueing

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 at Kuala Lumpur main post office in Dayabumi Complex. Please click here for more information about the stamps.

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.

The Extremely long queue
It started from here…
…to here…
…over here…
…here…
…and here…
…reaching here…(my family and I are on the left side of the picture)
…and ended here… Wow!

They opened a special counter for senior citizens so that the old people won’t have to line up in the extremely long queue.

The special counter opened for senior citizens…
Some of the senior citizens took a seat while waiting for their turn

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.

SOLD OUT!

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.

Pasting stamps on first day covers. We even need to queue to paste the stamps…

Then we had to queue in another line to get our first day covers and folders stamped.

The counter where we can get our first day covers stamped
One of the staffs at POS Malaysia stamping a first day cover with miniature sheet

At about 1:10 pm, new stock of stamp sheets arrived.

Luckily, we managed to buy the stamp sheets

My heels and ankles are aching now after the 4 long hours of standing 😉

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II Stamps: New Stamps!

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 at Kuala 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.

Click image for larger picture…

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 stamps issued: (above) Featuring Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and (below) featuring the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Please click the image for a larger picture…

The miniature sheet features almost similar stamps and cost RM5.00 (RM2.50 per stamp).

The miniature sheet. Click for a larger picture…

The first day cover costs 50 cents each and the folder costs RM 5.50 each.

The first day cover with stamps. Click for a larger picture…

The stamps were designed by World Communications Network Resources (M) Sdn Bhd.

The Folder. Click for a larger picture…

Underwater Life Stamps

On the 21st of March , the Underwater Life stamps were launched. My family and I went to my family and I went to the Kuala Lumpur main post office in Dayabumi Complex for the launch of the new stamps.

The stamps comes in 4 different RM0.60 sen stamps and an RM5 miniature sheet.

The stamps features a picture of a Red-Spotted Coral Crab, Mandarinfish, Blue Sea Star and a Leopard Moray Eel

The 4 stamps...

The miniature sheet features a Green Sea Turtle, Robust Ghostpipefish and a Thorny Seahorse.

The miniature sheet on the first day cover...

Most of these animals are found in the tropical Indo-Pacific areas. These stamps are designed by the Reign Associates Sdn Bhd.

Don’t miss the next stamps :Installation of 14th DYMM SPBYDP Agong which will be launched on the 12th of April, 2012…

New Stamps! Malaysian Antarctic Research Programme/ Program Penyelidikan Antartika Malaysia

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 First Day cover.

The 60 sen stamps feature an aerial view of the Antarctic continent, a Malaysian flag and a scenic view near Ross Island, Antarctica.

The 60sen stamp.

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.

The 90sen setenant stamps.

Get your Malaysian Antarctic Research Programme stamps now!