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)


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


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. 


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


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


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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Posmen Komuniti

Posmen Komuniti is a project with an objective to widen mail coverage and improve delivery services in the rural areas of Sabah and Sarawak.

Since its inception in 2010, currently there are 450 Posmen Komuniti in Sabah and Sarawak helping to deliver and accept postal items in the rural areas where normal postmen could not get to.

The Posmen Komuniti delivers and manages their daily tasks via different means of transportation.

Delivering postal items on horseback is very unique and can only be found in the district of Kota Belud, Sabah.

Meanwhile, in some rural areas in Sarawak, long boats or sampans are used to deliver postal items, mostly to reach locations where roads are still not available from the nearest town.

Apart from using cars or motorcycles, bicycle is also used, commonly in areas or villages with small roads or lanes.


Date of Issue : 9 Oct 2016
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 60 sen, 70 sen and 80 sen
Stamp Size : 30mm x 50mm
Paper : Yellow Green Phosphor 102 gsm
Printing Process : Lithography


The special way of delivering mail on horseback in Kota Belud has received recognition from the Malaysia Book of Records as the "First Community Horseback Postmen" in Malaysia.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Battle Sites

Patriotism runs deep in the annals of Malaysian history, as recorded in the various brave stand against foreign invaders and internal strife.

This stamp issue by Pos Malaysia highlights the following few incidences where warriors and leaders past have fought valiantly in the defence of our beloved land in battles from the 18th to the 20th century.

Malawati Fort - One of the many fortresses built during the reign of Sultan Salehuddin, the first Sultan of Selangor, the fort fell to the Dutch in 1874 when the Dutch declared war on the sultanate during the reign of Sultan Ibrahim, the second Sultan of Selangor. The Dutch renamed the fort as Altingsburg. Sultan Ibrahim staged an offensive to retake the fort and managed to win it back a year later. The fort remained under the rule of the Sultan of Selangor ever since.

Mat Salleh Fort - Mat Salleh, a chieftain of Suluk and Bajau descent, led serious rebellion against the British North Borneo Company administration from 1894 to 1900. His dissatisfaction with the British arose as his traditional power base at Sugut River was diminished due to establishment of the Elopura Settlement, and particularly the imposition of taxes which lay with the new administration. A massive onslaught on his fort in Tambunan resulted in his death in 1900.

Bukit Kepong Encounter - Possessing 10 times the strength of the police force in Bukit Kepong Police Station, coupled with the isolated location, the communists were confident that they could easily take over the police station. Determined to never surrender, the police force defended their station against the invaders. Wives of fallen policemen also took up arms and fought alongside the police personnel. Frustrated by the strong resistance, the communists retreated after setting fire to the police station, which killed a few family members and more policemen.

Libau Rentap Fort - Libau Rentap, a legendary Iban warrior, fought against the occupation of the White Rajah in Sarawak. The warriors fought using traditional weapons consisting of spears, knives and blowpipes, and a famous canon known as the Bujang Timpang Berang. Rentap died in 1870 of natural causes, a freeman till the end.


Date of Issue : 15 Sep 2016
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 2 x 60 sen and 2 x 80 sen
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm
Paper : 102 gsm PVA Gummed OBA Free Stamp Paper
Printing Process : Lithography


The Malawati Fort is now one of the tourist attraction in the state of Selangor. Only part of the old forts remains today. A lighthouse, built by the British subsequently in 1909, is still standing there.

The Memorial of Mat Salleh, located in Tambunan district, is set up to commemorate Mat Salleh for his heroism during the British Colonial times. This is one of the tourist destinations in Sabah.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Seven Wonders of Malaysia's Flora & Fauna

Malaysia's lush tropical rainforests, vast wetlands and breezy mountains are home to thousands of species of flora and fauna.

In this stamp issue, Seven Wonders of Malaysia's Flora and Fauna are represented by specially selected species from seven classes of flora and fauna.

Mammal - The Lesser Mousedeer, the smallest species among all known hoofed animals, is being featured. It has a body the size of a rabbit and legs the size of pencils. It will make a shrill cry when threatened.

Insect - The Stingless Bee, measuring 2mm to 8mm, is being featured. They have a pair of hairy hind legs, which enable them to hold on to pollens collected from flowers.

Plant - The Wild Pepper Leaf or "daun kaduk", largely found in Asia, is being featured. It is widely used in cooking and traditional medicine.

Bird - The Malayan Peacock-Pheasant, among the shortest-tailed peacock-pheasants in the world, is being featured. It has a distinctive purple cast on the feathers of its nape and crest that distinguishes it from other peacock-pheasant species.

Amphibian - The Green Paddy Frog, commonly collected for human consumption, is being featured. In the amphibian world, it has one of the highest jumps.

Reptile - The Asiatic Softshell Turtle, found mostly in wetlands, is being featured. It has a thick, long and flexible neck protruding from its leathery flat and round carapace.

Fish - The Malaysian Mahseer, one of the most expensive freshwater fish in the world, is being featured. Also known as the King of the River, this fish thrives in rapids.


Date of Issue : 23 Aug 2016
Postmark : Zoo Negara
Denomination : 30 sen, 2 x 50 sen, 2 x 60 sen, 70 sen and 80 sen
Stamp Size : 38mm x 30mm
Paper : 102 gsm TR8 OBA Free Stamp Paper
Printing Process : Lithography


The Malaysian Mahseer, also known as Empurau, Kelah or Belian, is the most expensive edible fish in Malaysia. A single prepared dish of this fish can cost up to USD500.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Tourist Destinations - Kedah & Kelantan

Tourism is one of Malaysia's largest source of income. Each state in Malaysia offers various interesting tourist destinations of its own.

In this stamp issue by Pos Malaysia, a few of the tourist destinations in the state of Kedah and Kelantan are being featured.


The Paddy Museum, situated at the foothills of Gunung Keriang has an interesting collection of paddy-related exhibits.

Another prominent landmark is the Alor Setar Tower, the 19th tallest telecommunication tower in the world.

Kedah, being one of the oldest civilisations in Southeast Asia, long before Borobudur, Angkor Wat and Melaka, with Kedah's Bujang Valley a thriving trading capital in this part of the world then. Nearly 1,000 artefacts have been recovered and exhibited in the Bujang Valley Archeology Museum.


One of the must-see destinations is the Handicraft Village & Craft Museum. Built in traditional Kelantan architecture, this museum has an impressive collection of the state's crafts from embroidered fabrics, songket, batik, silver to pandanus mats.

Kelantan is also renowned for its traditional kites, or "wau". These kites are especially flown during the dry season after the harvest, when the wind is strong. This is when the annual Wau Festival is held, usually within the months of May and June.


Date of Issue : 27 Jul 2016
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 4 x 80 sen
Stamp Size : 30mm x 30mm
Paper : 102 gsm PVA Gummed OBA Free Stamp Paper
Printing Process : Lithography


Besides the main cities, Malaysia is also famous for its islands and beaches. The various tourist attractions in Pulau Langkawi of Kedah and Pantai Bisikan Bayu of Kelantan are both being featured in the RM2 miniature sheet stamps.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

River Transportation in Sarawak

Sarawak has a total of 55 navigable rivers with a combined length of 3,300 km. Of all these rivers, Rejang is the most important, also the longest in Malaysia.

Many forms of river transport have been used throughout the ages in Sarawak to serve people and their goods - longboats, war boats, paddling boats, rafts, sampans, tugboats, ferries and cargo boats.

Although roads have been paved everywhere, river transport will still remain an important means of transportation of passengers and goods in Sarawak.

The longboat, as featured in the 70 sen stamp, is a relatively new invention, taking over from the human-powered paddling boats. While the shapes of the boats are similarly low-lying and narrow, the hulls are built differently, depending on the kinds of waterway the boat travels on.

The express boat, as featured in the 80 sen stamp, was first used between Sarikei and Sibu. Interestingly, due to express boats, Sibu became the undisputed queen of shipyards in Sarawak and now builds for the global market.

The iconic perahu tambang, as featured in the 90 sen stamp, ferries passengers across the river from Kuching to the Malay kampongs nearby. These boats are still used by those who prefer to take this shortcut as it is only a 5 minutes trip instead of the half an hour road trip.


Date of Issue : 26 May 2016
Postmark : Kuching
Denomination : 70 sen, 80 sen and 90 sen
Stamp Size : 30mm x 50mm
Paper : 110 gsm Stamp Paper
Printing Process : Lithography


Rafts, as featured in the miniature sheet RM3 stamp, is used in the upland streams and rivers where the water is generally too shallow for boats. Bamboo is the main material used as it is light and easy to build. Besides serving as a river transportation, rafting has also become a tourist attraction.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

National Laureates

The Malaysian National Laureate is the highest recognition given by the Malaysian government for outstanding contributions in producing literary works, as well as excellence and continuous in providing efforts in the development of Malay literature as part of world art heritage.

This stamp issue on National Laureate by Pos Malaysia features the following three recipients of this prestigious award.

Keris Mas (Kamaludin Muhammad)
o  First recipient of the National Laureate Award in 1981
o  Born in 1922 in Bentong, Pahang
o  Editor, Chief Editor of Dewan Sastera and Dewan Bahasa magazine
o  Literary administrator, literary writer, as well as sociocultural critic
o  Produced genres in short stories, novels, essays, critiques and research books
o  Other pen names : Pejuang Sastera, K.M., Kamaludin M and Mister X

Tongkat Warrant (Usman Awang)
o  Third recipient of the National Laureate Award in 1983
o  Born in 1929 in Kota Tinggi, Johor
o  Proofreader, reporter, editor
o  Literary administrator at Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka
o  A prolific poet
o  Produced genres in short stories, screenplay and novels
o  Other pen names : Atma Jiwa, Pengarang Muda, Rose Murni, Setiabudi and UA

Arena Wati (Muhammad bin Abdul Biang)
o  Fifth recipient of the National Laureate Award in 1985
o  Born in 1925 in Makasar, Indonesia
o  Editor, research officer, Resident Writer and University Kebangsaan Malaysia
o  Fellow of various universities, such as Kyoto University, Japan
o  Produced genres in novels, short stories and screenplay
o  Other pen names : Duta Muda and Patria


Date of Issue : 29 Apr 2016
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 3 x 80 sen
Stamp Size : 30mm x 40mm
Paper : Tullis Russell High Reading Yellow / Green Phosphor Gummed Paper
Printing Process : Lithography


List of recipients of the National Laureate Award :

1.    1981  :  Kamaludin Muhammad (Keris Mas)
2.    1982  :  Dato' Shahnon Ahmad
3.    1983  :  Datuk Dr. Usman Awang (Tongkat Warrant)
4.    1986  :  Datuk A. Samad Said
5.    1988  :  Muhammad Dahlan Abdul Biang Andi (Arena Wati)
6.    1991  :  Prof. Dr. Muhammad Haji Salleh
7.    1993  :  Datuk Noordin Hasan
8.    1996  :  Datuk Abdullah Hussain
9.    2001  :  Syed Othman bin Syed Omar (S. Othman Kelantan)
10.  2009  :  Dr. Anwar Ridhwan
11.  2011  :  Ahmad Kamal Abdullah
12.  2013  :  Datuk Baharuddin Zainal
13.  2015  :  Datuk Zurinah Hassan (First woman recipient)

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Garden Flowers - Definitive Series (Perak)

With the revision of the new postal tariff on 1 Jul 2010, the Garden Series definitive stamps, first issued on 31 Dec 2007, were reissued at the following denominations - 30 sen, 50 sen, 60 sen, 70 sen, 80 sen, 90 sen, RM1 and RM2. Two new stamp designs were issued, each for the RM1 and RM2 stamp respectively.

In Mar 2016, PPS Malaysia reissued the Garden Series state definitive stamps for the state of Perak in conjunction with Sultan Nazrin Shah enthronement as the 35th Sultan of Perak in May 2015, with the following different denominations from the national definitive series :

o  10 sen - National definitive 30 sen stamp design
o  20 sen - National definitive 50 sen stamp design
o  30 sen - National definitive 70 sen stamp design
o  40 sen - National definitive 60 sen stamp design
o  50 sen - National definitive 90 sen stamp design
o  60 sen - National definitive 80 sen stamp design


Date of Issue : 21 Mar 2016
Postmark : Kuala Kangsar
Denomination : 10 sen, 20 sen, 30 sen, 40 sen, 50 sen and 60 sen
Stamp Size : 27mm x 32mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography


The emblem of Perak as well as the current reigning Sultan of Perak, HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah, are shown at the top right corner of the stamps.

In the previous state definitive stamps issued in 2009, the reigning Sultan at that time, the late Sultan Azlan Shah was shown at the top right corner of the stamps, together with the emblem of Perak.

Click on below links to find out more on previous issues of Garden Series definitive stamps :

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Moving on to the last month in the first quarter.

Time to be back on track after a lazy month - work wise as well as personal front. Will continue to share the remaining 2016 Malaysia stamp issues in my collection.

Ya, that's the plan for the month ...

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Medicinal Plants - Series III

Malaysia's tropical green rainforests are nature's heritage that hold an endless bounty of potent natural remedies.

Holistic treatment using herbal medicines is deeply embedded in the sociocultural heritage of Malaysia and is common across Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures, as well as the various indigenuous and Orang Asli tribe.

In continuation to previous issue on medicinal plants, Pos Malaysia issued the third series of stamps on medicinal plants in 2015, highlighting the following :

Misai Kucing (Cat's Whiskers) - This plant has traditionally been used for bladder and kidney problems especially for urinary stone, and is often taken as infusion for these conditions. Scientific analysis has also noted this plant's considerable antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Roselle - A hibiscus species, this plant is known for its fleshy calyxes used to produce healthy drinks. Roselle drink is said to possess anti-hypertensive, diuretic and mild laxative properties, as well as contains abundance of natural antioxidants.

Hempedu Bumi - Literally means "bile of the earth" due to its exceptionally bitter taste, this plant is said to have analgesic, laxative and digestive properties. It is traditionally used to treat diabetes, fever, worm infections, chronic bronchitis, colic, dysentery as well as skin conditions such as burns, wounds and ulcer.


Date of Issue : 20 Jan 2015
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 60 sen, 70 sen and 80 sen
Stamp Size : 30mm x 40mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography


Only a portion of the pot is shown on the stamps, however when affixed to the cover, it shows a complete picture of the plants growing on a complete pot. Quite an interesting idea though.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Medicinal Plants - Series II

Malaysia is endowed with about 2,000 plants of medicinal value. Efforts have been made to study in depth and document the use of such herbs. Amongst herbs given emphasis are Tongkat Ali, Kacip Fatimah, Kerdas and Buah Keras (Candlenut).

Tongkat Ali is popular for its aphrodisiac property and as tonic for afterbirth and general health. It is also effective for hypertension, pains in the bone, jaundice, dropsy, fever, diarrhea, indigestion, lumbago and dysentery.

Kacip Fatimah is one of the most popular and potent ingredient in traditional herbal jamu for afterbirth care. A decoction of the plant is used to expedite labour and as a protective medicine for afterbirth. It is also used to treat gonorrhea, dysmenorrhea, rheumatism, dysentery and flatulence.

Kerdas is found in Peninsular Malaysia and Sumatra, mostly wild in the forest. The shoot and seeds of the plant are known for their diuretic and purgative effects. The young shoot can be eaten raw while the seeds are eaten raw as ulam, normally with rice and sambal.

Buah Keras or Candlenut is native to Malaysia but is now distributed throughout the tropics. The fruits are dried and used in cooking as seasoning. The pulped kernel is used to cure headache, fever, ulcer and swollen joints. The bark is used for dysentery, the juice is mixed with coconut milk to cure sprue while the leaves are used for headache and gonorrhea.


Date of Issue : 11 Dec 2004
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 30 sen, 50 sen and 2 x RM1.00
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm
Paper : Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography


As at 2015, Pos Malaysia has issued a total of 3 series of stamps on medicinal plants.

Series I, issued in 1998, features Terung Pipit (20 sen stamp), Akar Seruntun (30 sen stamp), Jarak Bunting (50 sen stamp) and Bunga Raya Putih (RM1 stamp).

Series II, issued in 2004, features Tongkat Ali (30 sen stamp), Kacip Fatimah (50 sen stamp), Kerdas (RM1 stamp) and Buah Keras (RM1 stamp).

Series III, issued in 2015, features Misai Kusing (60 sen stamp), Roselle (70 sen stamp) and Hempedu Bumi (80 sen stamp).

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Hello Kitty - Back to School

Last design in the Hello Kitty micro block collection - Hello Kitty Mini Fountain.

First time trying out diamond blocks from QCF (another manufacturer).

I still prefer diamond blocks from LOZ as the quality is much better compared to QCF. LOZ blocks finishing is more polished, and as you can see from above picture, the base plate from QCF is uneven (either it's really a quality issue, or it's really due to bad luck for getting a base plate of sub-standard quality).


Description : Hello Kitty Mini Fountain
Manufacturer : QCF
Product No. : 9631
Pieces : 231 pcs

A total of 4 designs to complete this Hello Kitty collection :

4.  Hello Kitty Mini Fountain

As usual, it's just a personal preference to name above design as Hello Kitty - Back to School, hence the title :p

Saturday, February 4, 2017


Shortest month of each year, plus still in holiday mood - naturally lesser to share this month (just finding excuses to be lazy) ๐Ÿ˜‹

What's in store then? Check these out :

1.  Last design in the Hello Kitty micro block collection - Hello Kitty Mini Fountain
2.  Medicinal Plants stamp series issued by Pos Malaysia

Lastly, wishing all an advance Happy Valentine's Day ๐Ÿ’

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Malaysia Philately - 2017

1.    Festival Food Series - Chinese  (24 Jan 2017)
2.    Chung Ling High School Centenary 1917 - 2017  (9 Feb 2017)
3.    National Definitive Series - Orchids  (21 Feb 2017)
4.    Festival Food Series - Kadazandusun & Dayak  (16 Mar 2017)
5.    Festive Greeting  (28 Mar 2017)
6.    Installation of HM Yang di-Pertuan Agong XV  (24 Apr 2017)
7.    100th Anniversary Malaysian Palm Oil Industry  (18 May 2017)
8.    Festive Food Series - Malay  (6 Jun 2017)
9.    Malaysian Batik  (20 Jun 2017)
10.  MRT Sungai Buloh-Kajang Line  (17 Jul 2017)
11.  ASEAN 50 Years Anniversary  (8 Aug 2017)
12.  29th SEA Games and 9th ASEAN Para Games  (19 Aug 2017)
13.  150 Years Straits Settlements Stamps  (1 Sep 2017)

Above list will be updated as and when covers are received.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Happy ่ฝฌๆœบ๐Ÿฅ Year 2017

Wishing all a Happy and Prosperous Year of the Fire Rooster.

Same old wishes for all.
May you be blessed with
Good Health, Good Wealth and Good Luck.


๐Ÿฅ ๅนดๅฅฝ่ฟ   ๐Ÿฅ ๅคงๆฌขๅ–œ
๐Ÿฅ ๅนดๅฟซไน   ๐Ÿฅ ็ฅฅๅฆ‚ๆ„

Happy Chinese New Year
Gong Xi Fa Cai !!!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Malaysian Traditional Costumes - Miniature Sheet

The richness and diversity of Malaysian traditional costumes can be seen throughout the length and breadth of the country. There is great variety of beautiful costumes which differ in style and design from state to state.

Sabah and Sarawak, rich in tradition and culture from its many ethnic and indigenous people further contributed to the fashion heritage of Malaysia.

The miniature sheet of this stamp issue features traditional costumes of the Iban and Kadazan.

Iban traditional costumes - The male Iban is dressed in Baju Burung or vest and sirat woven loin-cloth which is a warrior's outfit. Accessories worn include belt, armlet and anklet made from silver and headgear decorated with hornbill feathers. The Iban maiden meanwhile wears the ceremonial dress, which consist of the bidang cloth, marek empang which is a chest adornment, the sugu tinggi headdress and other silver ornaments.

Kadazan traditional costumes - The male Kadazan is wearing a ceremonial costume usually worn during the Sumazau dance. It comprises of a jacket and trousers with gold trimming and a woven destar cloth headgear known as siga. The female Kadazan is wearing a ceremonial Kadazan Papar costume made of embroidered colour and gold thread, worn with a headgear made of bamboo strips known as siung and silver coin belt.


Date of Issue : 29 Aug 2006
Postmark : Kajang
Denomination : 2 x RM1.00
Stamp Size : 30mm x 40mm
Paper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography


The Malay, Chinese and Indian traditional costumes are being featured in the other stamps in this issue. Click here to find out more.