Malaysia Launched Seabed Post Box in Layang Layang

malaysia deep sea post boxLayang Layang is an island located 300km from Sabah .New Attraction of the Island is an undersea Post Box

Pos Malaysia has launched a special post code for Layang-Layang, one of the world’s best diving destinations.The 88005 special post code symbolises Malaysia’s sovereignty over the remote island located 300km from Sabah or one hour by air from Kota Kinabalu.Pos Malaysia acting chief executive officer Azlan Shahrim said 88 is the Sabah code while 5 refers to the Royal Malaysian Navy’s (RMN) Station Lima based in Layang-Layang.Maritime Sovereignty Security Division secretary Shakib Ahmad Shakir said the initiative symbolised Malaysia’s sovereignty over Layang-Layang.

Also launched was a seabed post box, an initiative of the RMN, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, the National Security Council and Avillion Layang-Layang Resort.At 40m deep, the seabed post box made it into the Malaysia Book of Records as the first of its kind in the country.“This underwater post box is our second project, after the first was launched in Mount Kinabalu as the highest altitude post box in Malaysia,” he said after launching the underwater post box.

Jailani said the underwater post box allows divers at Pulau Layang-Layang to share their experience with family and friends via waterproof postcards stamped with a special postmark and Malaysia Book of Records logo.

Two postmen would be assigned to collect the waterproof postcards from the underwater post box.

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