Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Reign of King of Malaysia Tuanku Abdul Halim - December 12, 2016 Issue

Created these these FDC when the stamps went on sale on December 13, 2016 because December 12 was a public holiday. Could not resist using an older issue stamp too with the new cover and cancellation.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Girl Guides Association Malaysia - 100 Years - December 9, 2016 Issue

I created this First Day Cover at Penang Main Post Office, Downing Street, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia. I like the colors with vintage feel.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Places of Worship - November 21, 2016 Issue

I created these First Day Covers at the special Pos Malaysia launch site at Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town and at George Town General Post Office on November 21, 2016 with Masjid Kapitan Keling purple cancellation and postal date cancellations.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Penang Free School Bicentenary - October 21, 2016 Issue

An awesome issue as these stamps commemorate the 200th Anniversary of my secondary school alma mater Penang Free School, the oldest English school in Southeast Asia started in 1816. There was a 150th Anniversary issue by Pos Malaysia too back in 1966. I went to Penang Free School to get this special cancellation as well as the Penang Free School chop and the special cover and cancellation by Penang Philatelic Society in conjunction with this issue and the 3 days Stamp Exhibition and Fair show Oct 21-23, 2016 at the Star Pitt Street, Penang showing Dr Wu Lien Teh, a famous son of Penang Free School.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Postmen Community - World Post Day - October 9, 2016 Issue

I created these First Day Covers at Sungai Petani Post Office, Kedah and George Town General Post Office, Penang Island. In Kedah, the post offices are open on Sundays and hence this new stamp issue went on sale on October 9, 2016. In Penang, the post offices are closed on Sundays and hence the sale of the stamps starts on October 10, 2016 Monday.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - International Definitive Stamps 2016 - October 1, 2016 Issue

It is the first time that Malaysia has issued International Stamps that is for mailing for overseas and will be sold to the public without Government Service Tax. It cannot be used for domestic mailing. Other stamps used for domestic mailing will be subject to Government Service Tax as of October 1, 2016.

I created these First Day Covers at Sungai Petanin Post Office in Kedah and George Town General Post Office in Penang. As there was a public holiday, these stamps went on sale on Monday October 3, 2016 in Kedah and on Tuesday October 4, 2016 in Penang.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Battle Sites - September 15, 2016 Issue

Created these First Day Covers at George Town General Post Office for my collection.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Seven Wonders of Malaysia's Flora and Fauna - August 23, 2016 Issue

I created these First Day Covers at George Town General Post Office. The panda minisheet celebrates the 1st year anniversary of baby panda born to the China panda pair at Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Zoo.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Malaysia Stamp - Tourist Destinations - Kedah and Kelantan - July 27, 2016 Issue

I created these FDCs for my own collection at Alor Setar Main Post Office, Sungai Petani Post Office, Merbok Post Office - all in the Kedah State and Butterworth Post Office in Penang.

Later, I visited Kota Bharu General Post Office in Kelantan and got the Kota Bharu First Day Cancellation too .

Alor Setar is the nearest FDC cancellation post office for the Muzium Padi (Rice Museum) and the Alor Setar Tower depicted in the stamp. Sungai Petani is the nearest FDC cancellation post office to Lembah Bujang (Bujang Valley) and Merbok Post Office is right near the entrance to Lembah Bujang Museum.

I first bought my stamps and FDC covers at Butterworth Post Office in Penang before proceeding to Kedah and so took the opportunity to do a cancellation here. Enjoy viewing.

Monday, July 18, 2016

SELANGOR - Sungai Buloh Post Office

I visited Sungai Buloh Post Office in July 2017 and created these First Day Covers of MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line. The post ofice is located in a shopping mall.

Friday, July 1, 2016

WANTED: First Day Cover cancelled at all Malaysia Post Offices

There are 98 post offices in Malaysia with pictorial First Day Cover cancellation listed for 2017.

For my fun collection, I am trying to get a First Day Cover that is cancelled at all these post offices. The First Day Cover can use one stamp only or the entire stamp set. What is important is the clear cancellation on the First Day Cover.

If you can send one to me or swap with me, please contact me. Thank you.

LIST OF POST OFFICES - STATES, FEDERAL TERRITORIES

As of October 9,  2017, I have collected First Day Cover of 87 out of 98 post offices.

PERLIS (1/1) : Kangar

KEDAH (4/4) : Langkawi, Alor Setar, Sungai Petani, Kulim

PENANG (5/5) : Pulau Pinang, Dato' Kramat, Taman Chai Leng, Butterworth, Bukit Mertajam

PERAK (12/12) : Ipoh, Taiping, Kuala Kangsar, Tapah,  Sitiawan, Teluk Intan, Parit Buntar, Tanjung Malim, Gerik, Taman Ipoh, Batu Gajah, Lumut

SELANGOR (10/11): Shah Alam, Rawang, Kelana Jaya, Klang, Kuala Selangor, Kajang, Subang Jaya, UKM Bangi, UPM Serdang,  UiTM Shah Alam, KLIA

KUALA LUMPUR (12/12 ) :  Kuala Lumpur, Medan Tuanku, Universiti Malaya, KLCC, Bangsar Baru, Pudu, Gombak, Sungai Wang Plaza,  Sri Petaling, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Cheras Makmur, Taman Connaught

PUTRAJAYA (1/1): Putrajaya

NEGERI SEMBILAN (9/9) : Kuala Klawang, Seremban, Tampin, Bahau, Johol, Rembau, Rompin, Gemas, Port Dickson

MELAKA (5/5): Melaka, Alor Gajah, Jalan Laksamana, Masjid Tanah, Merlimau

JOHOR (10/11) : Kluang, Kota Tinggi, Labis, Muar, Pontian, Segamat, Tangkak,  Johor Bahru, Batu Pahat, Mersing, Kulai

PAHANG (3/5) : Raub, Bentong, Kuantan, Temerloh, Jerantut

TERENGGANU (1/2) : Kuala Terengganu, Dungun

KELANTAN (6/6): Kota Bharu, Pasir Mas, Pasir Putih, Tanah Merah,  Gua Musang, Tumpat

SARAWAK (3/6) : Kuching, Miri, Sibu, Bintulu, Sarikei, Sri Aman

LABUAN (1/1) : Labuan

SABAH (4/7) : Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Lahad Datu, Tawau, Keningau, Beaufort, Kudat




Thursday, June 30, 2016

PERLIS: Kangar Post Office

First Day Cancellation of Kangar Post Office, Perlis. The main reason why I visited Kangar Post Office is because this is a joint stamp issue of Malaysia and Thailand and I can go across to Thailand on the same day as Perlis is next to Thailand boundary.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

KEDAH: Alor Setar Main Post Office

Photo of Alor Setar Main Post Office taken in 2016 by me.






FDC #1
I visited Alor Setar Main Post Office and made this cancellation on the Alor Setar Tower stamp.






FDC #2

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Malaysia Stamps - Malaysian Calligraphy - June 28, 2016 Issue

I created these FDC for my own collection at Penang General Post Office. Three major language writing systems in Malay Jawi Arabic Script (although Malay is now usually use Latin alphabets), Chinese script, Tamil script. Enjoy viewing.

KEDAH: Langkawi Post Office

I visited Langkawi Post Office at LADA - Langkawi Development Authority in Kuah Town, Langkawi Island on February 20 and 21, 2017. There are decorative signs of the names of post offices in different languages of other countries.