Friday, September 27, 2013

Malaysia-Korea Joint Issue

This joint issue between Pos Malaysia and Post Korea features two species of tigers - the Malayan Tiger and the Korean Tiger. This joint issue is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Malaysia and South Korea diplomatic relations.

Tigers, the largest species of the cat family, are solitary animals that usually hunt at night. Giving birth to two or three cubs, the tigress (i.e. female tiger) will raise and train these cubs for about two years.

Tigers try to remain out of sight and hearing of their enemies, and would prefer fleeing to fighting. Man-eating tigers are usually too old or sick to capture other wild animals.

Tigers are good swimmers and enjoy bathing, however, they are poor climbers, only taking to trees in emergencies.

The Malayan Tiger, found only in Peninsular Malaysia, is perhaps the smallest extant subspecies of tiger. The Malayan Tiger is Malaysia's national icon and is depicted in the coat of arms of Malaysia, as well as appearing in trademarks and logo of various Malaysian institutions.

The Korean Tiger is the biggest of the eight tiger subspecies, also the largest living feline. The Korean Tiger is mostly confined to low mountains.


Date of Issue : 23 Feb 2010
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 2 x 50 sen
Stamp Size : 30mm x 50mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography


Malaysia and South Korea's diplomatic relations were established on 23 Feb 1960. The Malaysian Embassy in Korea was built in May 1962 and the Korean Embassy was built in Malaysia in Apr 1964.

Both stamp designs are jointly issued. The stamps issued by Post Korea are both at a denomination of KRW250.

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