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#481 FDC from Malaysia


An FDC from Malaysia, sent by Khor Kok Keong from Ipoh, Perak.

The FDC commemorates 750 years since the founding of Melaka, which grew into a maritime empire and international trading center. Now Melaka is one of the most developed states in Malaysia where tourism plays a significant role. The FDC features two mosques: the modern floating Straits of Melaka Mosque and the ancient Kampung Hulu Mosque. On the FDC, Khor affixed two stamps: one of them show the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and the other shows the Kampung Hulu Mosque. The special commemorative cancel depicts a sail ship as Melaka was a huge trading center in the past. The postmark date is 7 October 2012 and the location is Ipoh, the state capital of Perak.

This is the back of the FDC. It feautures the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple and the Governor’s Mansion which now houses the Governors of Melaka Museum.

This is the pamphlet that contains details of the issue.

Thank you very much Khor for this FDC!

#399 Postcard from Malaysia

A postcard from Malaysia, sent by Chern Chung for the Many Themes RR – markets tag in postcrossing forum.

The postcard shows Siti Khadijah Market, the biggest market in Kota Bharu, the state capital of Kelantan in northeast of West Malaysia. I have visited the market many times, and since 2006 until now, at least once a year! I was there last July during my long summer vacation in Malaysia.

Chung affixed the 50 cent definitive stamp. The postmark date is 11 August 2012 and the location is Melaka. Thank you Chung!

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