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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Traditional Festive Food Stamps from Malaysia

It can be licked but cannot be eaten. It is a stamp for collectors featuring traditional festive food of the various ethnic communities in Malaysia which was issued on the 10th of August by Pos Malaysia.

For stamp collectors and gastronomes alike, the stamp collection and first-day cover feature culinary treasures served during festivities such as Hari Raya, Chinese New Year, Deepavali and festivals celebrated by the Sabah and Sarawak ethnic groups.

"With these stamps, we want to create awareness for the younger generation who eat these foods yet do not know how they are prepared," said Pos Malaysia Stamp and Philately Division manager Diyana Lean Abdullah.

She said there would be another series in the future because there were just too many types of food to cover in just one collection.