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ASEAN Joint Issue

(8 August 2007)

 

ASEAN Joint Issue

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The Malayan Railway Headquarters Building, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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 Chairman's office.

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 the new.

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.



Technical Details

Date of Issue 8 August 2007
Denomination 50 sen x 10
Stamp Size 32mm x 27mm
Perforation 14
Sheet Content 20 stamps
Paper SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process Lithography

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