Malaysia:New Stamps on Festivals

\"\"Malaysia is launching its newest range of stamps titled “Malaysian Festivals Series 2” to commemorate the various festivities celebrated by Malaysians.A total of 1,750,000 stamps have been printed for this series, which will go on sale from today.There are five different designs in the series worth 60 sen each featuring Hari Raya Haji, Mid-Autumn Festival, Thaipusam, Kaul Festival and Regatta Lepa.The first three are celebrated nationwide while the Kaul Festival and Regatta Lepa are celebrated only in Sarawak and Sabah, respectively.The stamps are 40mm x 30mm in size and printed by lithography with special glitter foil.“This is the first time in Malaysia that we\’ve used glitter foil,” said Pos Malaysia head of stamp and philately Yasmin Ramli.

She said this set was a follow-up to the last Malaysian Festivals series released on Aug 15, 2006, which featured Deepavali, Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, Tadau Kaamatan and Gawai Festival.

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