Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy ๆ—บ๐Ÿ‰️็ฆ Year


May this ๆ—บ๐Ÿ‰️็ฆ Year of the Earth ๐Ÿถ
bring you lots of prosperity, health, luck and happiness.

㊗️ : ๆ—บ่ดขๆ—บ็ฆ, ๆ—บไบ‹ๅฆ‚ๆ„, ๐Ÿถๅนดๆ—บๆ—บ

๐ŸŠ ๐ŸŠ ๐ŸŠ

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Malaysia Philately - 2018


1.    Working Dogs  (18 Jan 2018)
2.    Ornamental Fishes  (30 Jan 2018)
3.    Garden Flowers - Definitive Series (Kelantan)  (13 Feb 2018)
4.    Rivers in Malaysia  (27 Feb 2018)
5.    100th Anniversary of Yu Hua High School  (3 Mar 2018)
6.    Electric Train Service (ETS)  (20 Mar 2018)
7.    Traditional Music Instruments - Series II  (10 Apr 2018)
8.    Malaysian Citrus  (24 Apr 2018)
9.    Historic Museum in Malaysia  (8 May 2018)
10.  Wild Fruits of Malaysia  (22 May 2018)
11.  Tourist Destinations - Sabah  (26 Jun 2018)
12.  Traditional Craftmanship  (10 Jul 2018)
13.  Unique Structure  (24 Jul 2018)
14.  Types of Blowpipe  (14 Aug 2018)
15.  National Day & Malaysia Day  (4 Sep 2018)
16.  100th Anniversary of Chung Hwa School  (14 Sep 2018)
17.  World Cancer Congress Malaysia 2018  (1 Oct 2018)
18.  World Post Day  (9 Oct 2018)
19.  100th Anniversary of Jit Sin High School  (9 Oct 2018)
20.  Installation of The Sultan of Kedah, Tunku Sallehuddin  (22 Oct 2018)
21.  Malaysian Lifestyle - Series II  (12 Nov 2018)
22.  State Definitive Series - Orchids  (4 Dec 2018)

Above is a list of tentative stamp issue, which is subject to change and would be updated occasionally to reflect latest schedule.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year 2018


It's time to welcome the new year with spirit of the season and heart full of cheer.

May you celebrate this new beginning with peace, love, laughter and lots of happiness and joy that last throughout the year.

Wishing you a magical and fabulous 2018.

๐ŸŽ‡ ๐ŸŽ† ๐ŸŽ‡ ๐ŸŽ† ๐ŸŽ‡

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Baby Animals


Using cute baby animals illustrations, this set of stamps seeks to promote positive social values among the young ones.

The 1st Local stamp portrays the values of Friendliness and Love, whereby a cat affectionately hugs a dog. These two animals were usually shown as loggerheads but now warmed to each other. This aims to teach children to appreciate and understand that everyone is different.

The 70¢ stamp depicts two rabbits using a watering pot to water the earth, showing how we can all work together to bring awareness to eco-consciousness and inculcating a heart for nature.

The 90¢ stamp has two bears of different shades of coloured fur, sharing a pot of honey that depicts sharing and inclusiveness, which are important values, more so in our multi-racial society.

The S$1.30 stamp shows a duck giving a flower to his friend to show kindness and graciousness - important values to build a gracious and caring society.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 28 Jun 2017
Postmark : Singapore
Denomination : 1st Local, 70¢, 90¢ and S$1.30
Stamp Size : 35mm x 35mm
Paper : Unwatermarked
Printing Process : Offset Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

A memento from my Singapore trip earlier this month. The cute design of the stamps attracted me to add this into my collection. Besides that, I also agree that teaching and cultivating such positive values and virtues since young is very important.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas ๐ŸŽ…


Wishing you a wonderful and blessed Christmas filled with love and happiness.

Enjoy the day with your family and friends ...

Merry Christmas !!!


☃️ ❄️ ๐ŸŽ… ❄️ ๐ŸŽ„

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Freebie Postcard - Merry Christmas

On this Christmas Eve, I would like to share the following freebie postcards which I got from my last Singapore trip. Something apt for the occasion ...


[ Singapore, 2017 ]

Handwritten words are indeed heartfelt words. Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting ...

Friday, December 22, 2017

Happy Winter Solstice ❄️


Winter Solstice, an astronomical phenomenon marking the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year ...

Happy Winter Solstice to everyone

็ฅๅคงๅฎถ  :  ๅ†ฌ่‡ณๅฟซไน

❄️❄️❄️

Monday, December 18, 2017

MMXVII - XII

It's December, and tis' the season of travel. A time when school is off, when (almost) everyone is clearing their annual leave ... well, seems like a good time to travel.

I have friends who travel near and far during this time of the year. One of my friends travels to Scandinavia this year to sight the magical aurora, and oh my, those aurora photos are magnificent and spectacular. Imagine seeing it with your own eyes ...

I made two ad hoc trips to Singapore, which was planned at the very last minute. Didn't cover all the tourist attractions though, but did cover some of the must-go. And, as usual, I managed to get a couple of first day covers as memento. Will try to share one or two of these covers in the month when I have the time ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Final celebrations before we end the year :

o  The Winter Solstice Festival ❄️
o  Christmas ๐ŸŽ… 

As we come to the end of the year, let's take a moment and reflect on the year. Looking back, am grateful that my year has been a fabulous one, although there are some hiccups here and there. How about you? Hope it's a fabulous one too ...

Friday, November 24, 2017

130th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Fire Brigade


The Fire Brigade was established in Macau on 2 May 1883, whereby the early fire fighting work was governed by Xiangshan County Government of Guangdong Province.

From the late 19th century to present, the fire brigade has developed into today's army with advanced equipment and more than 1,000 personnel.

To commemorate the 130th anniversary of the establishment of the Fire Brigade in Macau, Macau Post issued a set of stamps illustrating selected fire stations, together with the evolution of fire rescue vehicles across time :

o  Central Fire Station and Fire Services Museum; and
    British style manual pump

o  Taipa Fire Station; and
    British style ladder

o  Areira Preta Fire Station; and
    Aerial ladder platform

o  Headquarters of Fire Brigade & Sai Van Lake Fire Station; and
    High reach extendable turret stinger


Meanwhile, the following is being featured in the miniature sheet :

o  Command Building of Fire Brigade; and
    British style steam pump

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 25 Apr 2013
Postmark : Macau
Denomination : 1.50 Pataca, 2.50 Pataca, 3.50 Pataca and 4.00 Pataca
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm
Paper : Paper with Security Fibres
Printing Process : Offset Lithography

TECHNICAL DETAILS - MINIATURE SHEET

Date of Issue : 25 Apr 2013
Postmark : Macau
Denomination : 12.00 Pataca
Stamp Size : 138mm x 90mm
Paper : Paper with Security Fibres
Printing Process : Offset Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

The Corpo de Bombeiros de Macau (Macau Corps of Firefighters) is responsible for fire and rescue services in Macau. Besides that, it also operates ambulance services in Macau.

Monday, November 20, 2017

20th Anniversary of the Promulgation of the Basic Law of Macau


The Basic Law is a national law, also known as constitutional law and is the basic law of Macau. The Basic Law of Macau came into effect on 20 Dec 1999, the date when the People's Republic of China resumed the exercise of sovereignty over Macau.

Under the principle of "one country, two systems", the socialist system and policies of the People's Republic of China would not be practiced in Macau. Instead, the Basic Law of Macau was enacted, prescribing the systems to be practiced in Macau.

Macau celebrated its 20th anniversary of the promulgation of the Basic Law of Macau in 2013, and in conjunction with this event, Macau Post issued a set of stamps to commemorate this event.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 31 Mar 2013
Postmark : Macau
Denomination : 1.50 Pataca and 5.00 Pataca
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm
Paper : Paper with Security Fibres
Printing Process : Offset Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

I personally really like the design of this issue - the people of Macau celebrating the 20th anniversary beautifully illustrated in simple sketches ...

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Freebie Postcard - Finding Nemo

Another favourite in my freebie postcard collection - the Finding Nemo set ...


[ Malaysia, 2003 ]

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures.


[ Malaysia, 2003 ]

Finding Nemo tells the story of Marlin, an overprotective ocellaris clownfish, who together with Dory, a regal blue tang with short-term memory loss, searches for his abducted son named Nemo all the way to Sydney Harbour. Along the way, Marlin learns to take risks and comes to term with Nemo taking care himself.


[ Malaysia, 2003 ]

This film won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. It was also the highest-grossing animated film at that time as well as the second-highest grossing film of 2003.

Source : Wikipedia


[ Malaysia, 2003 ]

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

MMXVII - XI

November is my favourite month as it's my birthday month ๐Ÿ˜†

Besides that, for shopaholic out there (which includes myself), every year on 11.11 - there would be lots of good bargains when you shop online, yay, more reasons to shop ๐Ÿ™ƒ

In this favourite month of mine, am planning to share one of my favourite freebie postcards, plus a couple of first day covers which I bought during my last Macao trip.

Not too many to share this month, gotta chill a bit in my favourite month ๐Ÿน

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ


Things are getting spooky ...

Happy Halloween !!!

๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ‘ป ๐ŸŽƒ ๐Ÿ‘ป ๐ŸŽƒ

Monday, October 30, 2017

Centenary of Australia's First Victoria Cross


The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the United Kingdom honours system, awarded for gallantry "in the face of the enemy".

The Australian War Memorial recognises the 96 Australian servicemen to have received the VC since 1900. Australians have received the VC for their actions in various locations across the world :

o  6 during the Boer War
o  64 during World War I
o  2 in the North Russian campaign of 1919
o  20 during World War II
o  4 in the Vietnam War

This issue by Australia Post commemorates the Centenary of the First Australian Victoria Cross Award. The stamps feature images of :

o  Sir Neville Howse, the first Australian to be awarded the VC
o  3 living Australian recipients - Sir Roden Cutler, Edward Kenna & Keith Payne
o  The VC medal

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 24 Jul 2000
Postmark : Orange NSW 2800
Denomination : 5 x 45c
Stamp Size : 26mm x 37.5mm
Paper : Tullis Russell, Red Phosphor
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

The Victoria Cross was previously awarded to Commonwealth countries, most of which have established their own honours systems and no longer recommend British honours. The Victoria Cross of Australia was created by letters patent signed by Queen Elizabeth II on 15 Jan 1991.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

100 Years of Test Rugby


The first game of official test rugby played by an Australian Team against an international opponent was at the Sydney Cricket Ground on 24 Jun 1899.

This stamp issue commemorates 100 Years of Test Rugby in Australia, featuring illustrative images of the Wallabies against four other nations (New Zealand and England in the se-tenant 45c stamp, South Africa in the AU$1.00 stamp and Wales in the AU$1.20 stamp). Each stamp shows a different aspect of the game - a try, a lineout, a kick and a pass.

The stamps were issued on 8 Jun 1999 prior to the Centenary Test on 26 Jun 1999, where Australia played against England, competing for the Cook Cup.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 8 Jun 1999
Postmark : Sydney NSW 2000
Denomination : 2 x 45c, AU$1.00 and AU$1.20
Stamp Size : 26mm x 37.5mm
Paper : Tullis Russell
Printing Process : Offset lithography

A LIL' NOTE

Rugby is said to have been invented in 1823 by schoolboys at Rugby School, England when a boy called William Webb Ellis picked up a soccer ball and ran with it - quickly followed by his fellow students ...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Happy Diwali ๐ŸŽ†


May the divine light of Diwali shine peace, prosperity, happiness and good health in your life.

Happy Diwali ๐ŸŽ†

Saturday, October 14, 2017

100th Anniversary of Institution of Audit


The Institution of Audit was established in Malaya during the British Colonial administration in the early 19th century, with the office of the Auditor General formed separately in both the Federated Malay States and the Straits Settlements.

The first Auditor General of the Federated Malay States was appointed in 1906.

In 1932, both institutions were merged and placed under the Director of Colonial Audit, London. However, the auditing and preparation of the audit report were still carried out by the Auditor of the Federated Malay States and the Straits Settlements.

In 1957, when the Federation of Malaya attained its independence, the post of Director of Auditor was abolished and the post of Auditor General of the Federation of Malaya was established.

The Institution of Audit celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006. To commemorate this milestone, Pos Malaysia issued a series of stamps featuring the :

o  National Audit Academy (30 sen stamp)
o  National Audit Department Logo (50 sen stamp)
o  Auditor General's Reports (50 sen stamp)

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 14 Feb 2006
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 30 sen and 2 x 50 sen
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

Click below links for the respective official website :


Saturday, October 7, 2017

100th Anniversary of University Malaya


The University of Malaya is the oldest and most esteemed university in Malaysia. The university was established on 28 Sep 1905.

In conjunction with the university's 100th anniversary in 2005, Pos Malaysia issued above stamps to commemorate this milestone of the university. This stamp issue features the following :

Dewan Tunku Canselor (30 sen stamp) - DTC in short, the hall was officially opened on 25 Jun 1966 by the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj, who was also the university's chancellor. This hall is where students took their pledge upon first stepping into the university, where examinations are held and where graduates have their convocation.

University Malaya Library (50 sen stamp) - This library was established since 1962, with a network of 17 libraries, fully computerised and integrated in its operations and services. Being a component of the national knowledge network, the library has throughout the years adopted a policy of actively acquiring Malaysian materials, where one of its greatest strengths lies in its collection of Malaysian in all subjects.

University Malaya Medical Centre (RM1 stamp) - The University Malaya Medical Centre is a statutory body of the Ministry of Education. Its main objectives are to provide healthcare services of international standing and also to provide facilities for medical education, training, research internship and consultancy. 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Date of Issue : 9 Jun 2005
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 30 sen, 50 sen and RM1.00
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography

A LIL' NOTE

The University of Malaya has been ranked among top 500 universities in the world according to reputed ranking publisher in the last few years. In 2017, it ranks at 114 according to QS World University Rankings.

Click here for University of Malaya's official website.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Happy Mid Autumn Festival ๐Ÿฎ


Wishing all a Happy Mid Autumn Festival.

็ฅ : ไธญ็ง‹่Š‚ๅฟซไน,่Šฑๅฅฝๆœˆๅœ†

๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿฎ

Sunday, October 1, 2017

MMXVII - X

Time flies - we are now entering the fourth quarter of the year. Couple of celebrations in the month of October this year :

o  The Mid Autumn Festival ๐Ÿฎ
o  Oktoberfest ๐Ÿบ
o  Diwali ๐ŸŽ†
o  Halloween ๐ŸŽƒ

Just to name a few.

And what's in plan for the month?

Since October ²  =  100, am planning to share a couple of first day covers marking events or organisations hitting the centenary milestone, so do stay tuned ๐Ÿ˜

*  October ² = 10 ²
*  Centenary = 100 Years