Malaysia launches World Heritage Site stamps

Malaysia launched a set of stamps themed around its World Heritage Sites, Taman Negara Mulu, Taman Kinabalu, George Town and Malacca. Incidentally as well, I decided this year to start collecting archaeology-themed stamps albeit on a when-i-remember it basis. I picked up a set on account of the archaeological finds in Malacca.

Stamps on world heritage sites in Malaysia
The Star, 08 April 2009

Pos Malaysia will issue a special collection of stamps and first-day covers featuring the four world heritage sites in Malaysia, beginning Thursday.

Themed, ‘Tourism Destination-World Heritage Site’, Pos Malaysia Berhad stamp and philately unit head Yasmin Ramli said the collection was aimed at promoting interesting tourism destinations in the country.

Here’s the other set of stamps from the same series:

I started picking up stamps last year at a visit to the Singapore Philatelic Museum, and partly from a couple of childrens’ book projects I was involved from previous years. Right now, my collection is a handful of stamps featuring Borobudur and some Australian rock art. Perhaps I’ll share them here when I get the time to scan them. If you come across any archaeology-themed stamps, will you share them with me?

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

5 thoughts on “Malaysia launches World Heritage Site stamps”

  1. Unfortunately the speleophilately www is not very complete, although the magazines have been issued since about the 1970s.
    To get the stamps is more difficult. You have to go to stamp shops, in KL there’s one in Imbi Plaza ground floor, and there used to be one in Sg Wang Plaza and also Pertama Complex. Of course there are lots in England. You can also try Ebay. Or google Stanley Gibbons stamps.

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