Macao Post released the ninth issue of the third series of Chinese Zodiac philatelic products with the stamp theme “Lunar Year of the Monkey” on the 22nd January, 2016. The conceptual design of the stamp is combined with the different forms of the monkey and the distinguishing characteristics of “Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth”. The year of monkey, the monkey’s nature from the “Five Elements” is “Fire Monkey”, so it becomes the main character of the five stamps.
The “Fire Monkey” stamp is applied with emboss printing technique to illustrate the scene of the powerful monkey to wag a huge fan towards the “Burning Mountain”, together with the hot foil stamping with symphony holographic on the stamp border. The design of this stamp illustrates the Monkey King via the “Burning Mountain” and highlights the New Year festive atmosphere with fireworks and energetic monkey.