Malaysia possesses a rich diversity of tropical fruits, with many fruit species grouped under rare fruits. The production of rare fruits is rather limited due to low number of trees available for each species. These rare fruits are usually grown in home gardens or orchards.
In continuation to previous issue on rare fruits, Pos Malaysia issued another set of stamps on rare fruits in 2006, this time featuring the following species :
Terap bulu - Featured in the 30 sen stamp, this fruit is famous in Sarawak and it resembles that of nangka or cempedak. The fruit is large, oval-shaped, and is slightly orange in colour with a strong smell. The flesh, consisting of many small segments is white, soft, sweet, juicy and fragrant. The seeds can be eaten by frying without oil or boiled.
Cermai - Featured in the 50 sen stamp, this fruit is small, and when ripe, the fruit is yellow, translucent and shiny. The surface of the fruit has 6 to 8 lobes. The flesh is usually sour with stony seed. Besides eating fresh, the fruit can be pickled, made into dried candy and used in rojak mixture.
Beruas - Featured in the RM1 stamp, the Beruas tree resembles that of mangosteen tree. The fruit is 4 to 5 cm in width and round-shaped with pointed tips attached to the stigma. The thin flesh of the fruit consists of 8 to 10 segments and is sour in taste.
Ceri Terengganu and Jentik-Jentik are being featured in the miniature sheet.
Date of Issue : 28 Mar 2006
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 30 sen, 50 sen and RM1.00
Stamp Size : 29mm x 34mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography
A LIL' NOTE
Click on the following links to find out more on prior and subsequent series on rare fruits stamp issue by Pos Malaysia :
* Series II
* Series IV