Monday, August 31, 2009

FDC - Malaysia

Wreathed Hornbill (Aceros Undulatus)
(from the Left) Malaysian Peacock-Pheasant (Polyplectron Malacense), Milky Stork (Mycteria Cinerea), Malaysian Whistling Thrush (Myophonus Robinson)
Unique Birds Of Malaysia
Description : Birds have often captivated the imagination and inspiration of mankind. From watching and studying this winged wonders, mankind has learned to appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of these creatures.

Malaysia has over 742 species of birds, totaling about 7% of the world's population. Approximately 63 of these species are endemis (found no where else in the world) to our country.

The issuence of the Unique Birds of Malaysia Stamps and First Day Cover is a collaborative effort between Pos Malaysia and the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS). This stamp issue features several species of birds that are endemic to Malaysia. These unique species are amongst many more than require attention and protection from extinction. Loss of habitat remains the main concern for birds in Malaysia to flourish or exist in our jungles for the next generations. With this stamp issue, we also hope all Malaysians will be aware and appreciative of our local birds.

Country : Malaysia

Issue Date : 2009-01-21
Denomination : Stamps 30c, 50c x2 (3 designs), Miniature Stamp RM5
FDC Value : Stamp FDC RM1.60, MS FDC RM5.30
Souvenir Folder : RM5

~ Malaysia FDC - 09-09-09 ~
Energy Efficient Buildings
Description : The government of Malaysia is currently promoting the development of energy efficient (EE) buildings in Malaysia by demonstrating several EE buildings. Each of the buildings are incorporated with various types of green features such as heat insulation to minimise the cooling system, use of natural daylight to reduce use of artificial lighting, energy efficient design of the building system to manage the building operation efficiently and rain water harvest system to reduce dependency of treated water from the utility supply. Besides ebergy efficiency, renewable energy feature is also used to generate part of the energy used by the buildings.

The tree EE Buildings showcased in this stamp issue features the degree of efficiency of energy (EE) that has unique attributes to its design, each of the buildings shows a significant improvement of incorporating sustainable features in buildings which showcase the development of sustainable buildings in Malaysia.
Country : Malaysia

Issue Date : 2009-09-09
Denomination : Stamps 30c, 50c, RM1 (3 designs)
FDC Value : RM2.10

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