Visit Malaysia Year 2007
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One Golden Celebration
Malaysia, a truly fascinating destination blessed with
beautiful landscapes, colorful cultures as well as warm and friendly
people is now ready to celebrate 2007 with joy and grandeur. This
year, it's the Visit Malaysia Year 2007, a year long celebration to
commemorate Malaysia's 50th Year of Independence. It is the year full
of exciting festivals and events as Malaysia welcomes its guests from
around the world in one golden celebration.
Visit Malaysia Year 2007 is the occasion to rejoice
and to share with the world the unique qualities and virtues that have
contributed to the 50 years of Malaysia's nationhood, its achievements
and attainment of peace and harmony. In conjunction with Visit
Malaysia Year 2007, Pos Malaysia in collaboration with the Ministry of
Tourism Malaysia is proud to present the "Colors of Malaysia" stamp
collection, featuring the unique cultural and natural assets of this
country, the very essence of a "Truly Asia" nation.
Flora and Fauna
Malaysia's natural assets and rich bio-diversity lend
itself quite naturally to eco-tourism. As one of the twelve
mega-biologically diverse countries in the world, the nation is
naturally a heaven for nature lovers. With at least 15,000 species of
flowering plants, 286 species of mammals, 150,000 species of
invertebrates, 4,000 species of fishes in addition to the countless
micro-organisms, there is no better place in the world to experience
exotic flora and fauna in their pristine tropical environment up close
Golden Treasures of the Sea
Malaysia is fast becoming one of the leading diving
destinations of the world with the riches marine environment in the
Indo-Pacific Basin. The incredible bio-diversity of its marine life
coupled with its beautiful islands, white sandy beaches and clear warm
waters keep the divers coming back for more.
Cultures and Craft of Unity
With its rich and diverse culture, Malaysia is a
showcase to a delightful array of truly Asian arts and crafts. The
spirit of Malaysia's harmonious existence is reflected through the
craftwork and traditional artifacts of its people. The "tepak sireh"
of the Malays, the "siah" tiffin basket of the Baba-Nyonya, the
lanterns of the Chinese and the oil lamp of the Indians, which are
still used in many cultural festivals, reflect the warm hospitality
and unity of the Malaysian community.
Religious Diversity and Tolerance
The variety of religious in Malaysia is a direct
reflection of the diversity of its people. Although Islam is the state
religion of Malaysia, freedom of other religions is guaranteed under
the Constitution. Other main religions include Christianity, Hinduism,
Buddhism, Confusionism and the animism practiced by some of the
indigenous people of Malaysia. The spirit of religious tolerance,
mutual understanding and respect has been the bedrock of Malaysia's
unity among its races as can be seen and experienced in the open house
celebrations of its religious festivals - Hari Raya Aidil Fitri,
Chinese New Year, Deepavali, Christmas, Thaipusam and Gawai Dayak.
Malaysians and visitors alike, regardless of race and religion, are
welcomed to join in the colorful festivals and celebrations.
Faces of Malaysia and Its Culinary Delights
The Malays, Chinese, Indians, the Kadazandusun of
Sabah and the Ibans of Sarawak along with the many other ethnic groups
have contributed to the great gastronomic heritage of Malaysia. The
Malays are well-known for their satay, the Chinese for their Yee Sang,
and the Indians for their Banana Leaf Rice. In East Malaysia, the
Kadazandusun of Sabah is popular with a raw fish salad known as the "Hinava"
while the Ibans of Sarawak are known for their "Manok Pansuh", a dish
made of chicken meat stuffed in bamboo.
From their glorious food to exquisite craft work, the
many races of Malaysia have influenced each other in creating a blend
of cultures that is uniquely Malaysia.
|Date of Issue
||19 March 2007
||30 sen x 2, 50 sen x 2
||40mm x 30mm
||100mm x 70mm
|Stamp Size in
||30mm x 50mm