ASEAN Joint Issue
(8 August 2007)
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The Malayan Railway Headquarters Building, Kuala
The Malayan Railway Headquarters Building in Kuala
Lumpur is an architectural wonder unlike any other. Its architect, Mr
A.B. Hubbock envisioned a landmark highlighting the best of Moorish
Islamic, Gothic and Greek influences.
The complex's lower level floors 97 massive Gothic
arches and 4 smaller arches, incorporated with wide verandahs work in
harmony, instilling a cool and tranquil atmosphere. The building's
outside facade was constructed out of pre-cast concrete blocks and
carved pre-cast columns with semi-circular Gothic arches. With vast
Gothic and circular arches numbering in the hundreds magnificent domes
and entwining columns, the building is a perfect example of
magnificent 14th century Greek architecture. The building was
completed in November 1917.
However, as beautiful as it was, the building has its
share of unfortunate incidences. During World War 2, the Northern
section was damaged due to bomb attacks and again in 1968, when a fire
caused severe destruction in the area. Today, it remains a Malaysian
pride and serves as the headquarters of the Malayan Railway (Keretapi
Tanah Melayu), housing its many administrative offices, including the
Secretariat Building, Brunei Darusalam
Built in 1952, the Secretariat Building, houses the
Prime Minister's office and other government offices. it is located at
Jalan Elizabeth II and is one of the most remarkable contemporary
buildings in Bandar Seri Begawan.
National Museum of Cambodia
The museum inaugurated in 1920 by King Sisowath houses
amongst others the collection of Cambodian culture and traditions.
Fatahillah Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia
Located at the historical site of old Jakarta, the
museum also known as the Jakarta museum of History preserves the
historical facts related to the development of the city.
Lao Typical House
The thatched wooden structure, found in rural areas,
is built on stilts to avoid floods and to catch the breeze on warm
days. The space beneath is for storage of grains, livestock and a loom
for weaving cloth.
Yangon Post Office, Myanmar
One of the largest post offices is Myanmar, the
Victorian brick-structure is one of the most historical places and
national heritage building in Yangon City.
Malacanang Palace, Philippines
Located along the north bank of the Pasig River in
Manila, Malacanang Palace is the official residence of the President
of the Philippines.
National Museum of Singapore
The refurbished National Museum was officially opened
in December 2006. It features an architecture that merges the old and
Vimanmek mansion, Bangkok, Thailand
Built by the royal command of King Rama V, the
Victorian-style structure which is the first permanent residence in
the Dusit Garden is the world's largest golden teakwood mansion.
Presidential Palace, Hanoi, Vietnam
The French colonial building designed by Auguste Henn
Vildieu bears a resemblance to Italianate Renaissance and Baroque
palaces in Europe. Once the headquarters for the Governor General of
Indochina, today, it is used to host important government meetings.
|Date of Issue
||8 August 2007
||50 sen x 10
||32mm x 27mm