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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

State Emblems ( ISSUE 25/09/2007)

The National and State Emblem is a symbol of pride to the people of a state or nation. Each symbol in the emblem has its own specific meaning.
State Emblems 

From Left to Right

1) The National Emblem
2) State Emblem for Negeri Kedah
3) State Emblem for Negeri Sembilan
4) State Emblem for Negeri Pahang
5) State Emblem for Negeri Kelantan
6) State Emblem for Negeri Johor
7) State Emblem for Negeri Perak
8) State Emblem for Negeri Perlis
9) State Emblem for Negeri Selangor
10) State Emblem for Negeri Terengganu
11) State Emblem for Negeri Sarawak
12) State Emblem for Negeri Pulau Pinang
13) State Emblem for Negeri Sabah
14) State Emblem for Negeri Melaka

Royal Headgear ( ISSUE 16/09/2008)

The royal headdress Tengkolok is part of the ceremonial attire of the Malay Rules. For centuries malay Rules had been wearing headdress made of woven silk fabric that is shaped into different style for a few hundred years as part of their regalia since the days of the Malay Sultanate. This headdress is also called 'destar' and the style of folding is called 'solek'. The colour of the headdress varies from one state to another. there are various style of folding among whick are ANAK GAJAH MENYUSU, LANG MENYUSUR ANGIN, GARAM SEBUKU ( GETAM PEKASAM), PUCUK PISANG PATAH, AYAM PATAH KEPAK and DENDAM TAK SUDAH.

Royal Headgear

From Left to Right

1) Royal Headdress
2) 'Dendam Tak Sudah' - Headdress for Sri Paduka Baginda Yang Dipertua Agong.
3) 'Dendam Tak Sudah' - Headdress for Kebawah DYMM Sultan Negeri Kedah.
4) 'Dendam Tak Sudah' - Headdress for DYMM Yang di-Pertua Besar Negeri Sembilan.
5) 'Sekelungsung Bunga' - Headdress for DYMM Sultan Pahang.
6) 'Ketam Budu' - Headdress for Kebawah DYMM Al-Sultan Kelantan.
7) 'Ayam Patah Kepak' - Headdress for DYMM Paduka Seri Sultan Perak.
8) 'Dendam Tak Sudah' - Headdress for Kebawah DYMM Raja Negeri Perlis.
9) 'Setanjak Balung Raja' - Headdress for DYMM Sultan Selangor.
10) 'Belalai Gajah' - Headdress for DYMM Sultan Terengganu. 

Traditional House ( ISSUE 09/7/2009)

Traditional House are a part of the valuable architectural heritage in Malaysia. There are a variety of traditional house that can be seen throughout the different state in Malaysia. Traditional houses in Malaysia are reflected by the architectural designs that focus mainly on the styles, culture, skill, creativity, purpose and craftsmanship in building a place for the shelter using the raw and organic materials that are available during the particular era.
This collection of 16 stamps depicts the different traditional houses of the state in Malaysia. Each traditional house differs in the architectural designs and style and has their own unique features.

From left to right

1) Malay Traditional House in Selangor
2) Dusun Lotud Traditional House in Sabah
3) 'Kutai' House in Perak
4) Twelve Pillars House in Kelantan
5) Iban Long House in Sarawak
6) Semai House in Pahang
7) Limas House in Johor
8) Long House in Kedah
9) Limas Bungkus House in Terengganu
10) Adat Minangkabau House in Negeri Sembilan
11) Elephant Milking Verandah House in Pulau Pinang
12) Long Roofed House in Perlis
13) Melaka Malay House in Melaka
14) Bajau Laut House in Sabah
15) Verandah House in Pahang
16) The Bidayuh Headhouse in Sarawak

ASEAN Joint Issue

A sheetlet of 10 stamps showing a building in from ASEAN member countries issued in 2007. For Malaysia, it is a The Malayan Railway Headquaters Building Kuala Lumpur. This stamp is in first row and no 1 from right.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

STAMPS: Old Post Office ( ISSUE 09/10/2010)

The Post Office was officially esablisher in England in 1660. Similar Post Office were established across the British Empire and other countries including Malaysia. In the early 1800s, the postal services started in the Straits Settlements (Penang, Mallaca and Singapore) and gradually covered the whole of Malaysia by early 20th century.
A post office is the facility for the posting receipt, sorting, handling, transmission or delivery of mail.All post is transferred from the post there the post was then sent on for delivery to the receiver of the post.The Post Master heads each post office.
However, what started as a medium for the transmissions of letters and business documents, the postal service has evolved into a one stop services provider.It began to venture into parcel delivery, registrations, insurance service, transaction of money (postal order and money order) and banking services.
From Jabatan Perkhidmatan Pos, Jabatan Pos, in early 1992, Pos Malaysia Berhad began the biggest changes in the history with the grant of business freedom.With freedom comes a greater challenge. Faced with growing competitions, Pos Malaysia Berhad begins its journey of streamlining its operations by segregation of the business into three main Strategic Business Units called PosMel, PosLaju, and PosNiaga.
Today, there are over 703 post offices in Malaysia.This issue highlights some of the existing post office buildings in Malaysia; that is two post offices from each state are represented by stamps valued at 60sen each. Most of the post offices buildings sre historical buildings; some were built before Pre-World War ii period. The post offices nationwide have different characteristics and architectural styles that are each interesting and unique.