Monday, June 28, 2010

Posting at Kuantan, Pahang

Posting to PostCrossing Friends on 22nd June 2010

 New Stamp Issue on 22nd December 2010 "125th Anniversary of Keretapi Tanah Malayu", told by a collector, it was Sold Out in the morning and crowded as unusual, I was asking 2 buyers in the post office there let me 1 or 2 set of it, but it was disappointed, I only able to get the last 5pcs Miniature sheet and stamp sheet from the counter only. Hopefully my friend have some reserve for me.


Friday, June 18, 2010

DE-593707 GERMANY from Ingo Frahm

~ Hamburg, Germany ~
WWF cancellation on 20100513
Thanks for Ingo Frahm!!

There have been three main periods in the construction of this historic castle. The oldest part of the castle dates to 1270 and consisted of the gatehouse and a walled bailey. In the early 1500s the Bullen family bought the castle and added a Tudor dwelling within the walls and so it became the childhood home of its most famous inhabitant, Anne Boleyn. It later passed into the ownership of Henry’s fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. From 1557 onwards the Castle was owned by a number of families including the Waldegraves, the Humfreys and the Meade Waldos. Finally, in 1903, William Waldorf Astor invested time, money and imagination in restoring the Castle, building the ’Tudor Village’ and creating the gardens and lake.

Since 1983, the castle has been owned by Broadland Properties Limited and open to the public. The castle has a homely atmosphere and houses historic 16th century Tudor portraits, furniture and tapestries. Other artefacts include two magnificent Books of Hours (prayer books), both signed and inscribed by Anne Boleyn. Costumed figures of Henry VIII and his six wives in the Long Gallery adds to the atmosphere and is popular with the children. The Council Chamber in the thirteenth century gatehouse contains collections of historic swords, armour, instruments of execution, torture and discipline.

Official Website: 

CN-186042 - Victoria (China)

A card with nice sticker, it content plenty of stamps. I like the mail box standing on sunny day and snowy surounde.  
Thanks for Victoria!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

JP-103038 - Hiromi (Japan)

~ Hokkaido, Japan ~
Thanks for Hiromi!!

Fay Youngberg - Thailand

~ The Bridge of River Kwae, Thailand ~
Received May 2010
Thanks for Fay Youngberg!!

The History
The largely fictitious film plot is loosely based on the building in 1943 of one of the railway bridges over the Mae Klong—renamed Khwae Yai in the 1960s—at a place called Tha Ma Kham, five kilometres from the Thai town of Kanchanaburi.
According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission:
"The notorious Burma-Siam railway, built by Commonwealth, Dutch and American prisoners of war, was a Japanese project driven by the need for improved communications to support the large Japanese army in Burma. During its construction, approximately 13,000 prisoners of war died and were buried along the railway. An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 civilians also died in the course of the project, chiefly forced labour brought from Malaya and the Dutch East Indies, or conscripted in Siam (Thailand) and Burma (Myanmar). Two labour forces, one based in Siam and the other in Burma worked from opposite ends of the line towards the centre."
A movie related: The Bridge on the River Kwai

ITALY from Irene

~ Dolomite, Italy ~
Cancellation on 10-04-2010
Thanks for Irene!!

Nina - Indonesia

~ Rumah Badak (Badak House) ~
(the 1st card received from Indonesia)

Cancellation on 29-05-2010
Thanks for Nina!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Great Britain - H.M. Queen Elizabeth (Returning from the Ceremony of Trooping the Color)

 Present by WL (Kuantan, Pahang)
2nd June 2010

My favorite card with Queen Elizabeth's photograph.

PostCard: London, Great Britain
Printer:  Valentine & Sons Ltd.
Status: Unused
Discovery: Present by collector

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

London, Great Britain - Westminster Bridge & Clock Tower

  • PostCard: London, Great Britain
    Printer:  Stengel & Co.
  • Status: From London, Great Britain to Paris, France
  • Cancellation: 4th Februry 1903 (Both Countries)
*** Discovery: Bought from Uncle Tou on 23rd May 2010 in Kuantan

Westminster Bridge is a road and foot traffic bridge over the River Thames between Westminster, Middlesex bank, and Lambeth, Surrey bank in what is now Greater London, England.. Opened in 1862.
For over 600 years, the nearest bridge to London Bridge was at Kingston. Proposals for a bridge at Westminster had been made as early as 1664. These were opposed by the Corporation of London and the watermen. Despite further opposition in 1722 and after a new timber bridge was built at Putney in 1729, the scheme received parliamentary approval in 1736. Financed by private capital, lotteries and grants, Westminster Bridge, designed by the Swiss architect Charles Labelye, was built between 1739-1750.

A Clock Tower was built at Westminster in 1288, with the fine-money of Ralph Hengham, Chief Justice of the King's Bench.
The face of the Great Clock of Westminster. The hour hand is 2.7 metres (9 ft) long and the minute hand is 4.3 metres (14 ft) long.
Big Ben is the nickname for the great bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, and is often extended to refer to the clock or the clock tower as well. Big Ben is the largest four-faced chiming clock and the third-tallest free-standing clock tower in the world. It celebrated its 150th annivesary in May 2009 (the clock itself first ticking on 31 May 1859),during which celebratory events took place.

Photo Reference:

Monday, May 24, 2010

Post Office - Air Putih, Kuantan - Pahang

haha... I created my own multiple view postcard, do you think so?
I believe there's rare to find post card with Post Office view.

Look out, a new language for new generation appeared in front of Post Office entrance : "T UP"
U guess what's T UP means? hehe...

Photoes taken by Sony Ericsson 501 - Ciber Shoot

Posting at Air Putih, Kuantan - Pahang

~ 6pcs Sent out today ~
Red letter box for multiple post used; 
Yellow letter box for local"Pos Ekspres" used.

Photoes taken by Ryvenn Foong

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Post Car Kuantan, Pahang

I met this "Post Car" when I went out from the Post Office, within 2km we were same direction.. Dangerous taken this photoes when I was driving.. haha!!

 Photoes taken 22nd May 2010, time 17.18
by Ryvenn Foong

Letter Box in Main Pos Office of Kuantan, Pahang

Red & White letter box to local places(Pahang), other states(tempatan lain), International(Luar Negara).

 Photo taken 22nd May 2010, time 13.02
by Ryvenn Foong

Posting at Kuantan, Pahang

12pcs Sent out today, Exciting !!!

 Photo taken 22nd May 2010, time 13.01
by Ryvenn Foong

My Wish List

Hi dear all friend, for this year the most likely I want to collect is the "TIGER" issue, stamp or postcard with tiger picture is ok.

Below are are the second Wish List:
- Castle
- Bridge
- Ship
- Aquatic
- Historical Building
- Church
- WaterFall
- Train/ Old Train
- Antique
- Queen Victoria
- King Edward/ King George V
- Queen Elizabeth

Friday, May 21, 2010

Letter Box Post Office Kuantan, Pahang - Malaysia

 Photo taken 20th May 2010, time 17.18
by Ryvenn Foong

Post Office Kuantan, Pahang - Malaysia

 Photoes taken 20th May 2010, time 17.18 
by Ryvenn Foong

About 20 Service Counters in Main Post Office Kuantan

Multiple service machine in the Main Post Office Kuantan

 Photoes taken 22nd May 2010, time 13.03
by Ryvenn Foong

Posting at Kuantan, Malaysia

20th March 2010, 5.10pm, I was so excited to send out those postcards to my collector pals & postcrossing friends at Kuantan Main Pos Office in Malaysia, I just got the nice postcards from Tourism Centre of Kuantan as updated below, I believe those cards are rare to find in Malaysia, because the Tourism Centre officer said out of stock for nearly a year already. Wish my friends like it.

Malaysia - by Tourism Malaysia (TM-10)

Discover ancient rainforests, meandering streams, cascading waterfalls and pristine lakes. Blessed with year-round sunshine and rain, Malaysia is endowed with natural wonders.

Malaysia - by Tourism Malaysia (TM-09)

Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures. Renowned as a unique nation with multi-enthnic groups living in peace and harmony, Malaysia offers a profusion of colourful festivals and celebrations.

Malaysia - by Tourism Malaysia (TM-08)

It's love at first sight when you're in Malaysia. Love its cultural heritage, traditional wedding ceremonies and breathtaking sights. Make Malaysia your wedding or honeymoon destination.

Malaysia - by Tourism Malaysia (TM-07)

Experience traditional Malaysian hospitality. Experience staying at a rustic Kampung or village. Experience our "homestay" programmes.

You can find it Kampung style "homestay" at the Island of Malaysia like Langkawi Island, Pangkor Island, Redang Island, Tioman Island, Port Dickson, Labuan...

Malaysia - by Tourism Malaysia (TM-06)

Mingle with the jostling crowd and join in the excitement of haggling at the night markets or pasar malam. Alternatively, enjoy the comforts and convenience shopping in huge air-conditioned malls. It's all here in Malaysia.

Recommended Shopping Mall:
- At Kuala Lumpur Area:  
KLCC, Pavillion, Sungai Wang, Lot 10, KL Plaza, Mid Valley, Sunway Piramid
- Night market at Kuala Lumpur: 
ChinaTown "茨厂街", Pasar Malam at Taman Connaught (Most favorite visit of local)

Malaysia - by Tourism Malaysia (TM-05)

Despite its tropical climate, Malaysia is home to a number of hill stations. Enjoy the charming cottages and cool winds in these relaxing holiday retreats.

Recommended places: 
Cameron Highland, Genting Highland, Gunung Pahang

Malaysia - by Tourism Malaysia (TM-04)

Whether it's architectural marvels or fine works-of art, Malaysia's diverse cultures offer a wealth of heritage that is unique and truly Asia.
Most properly we can visit the Museum of Malaysia to find the Malaysia tradition. And even you can buy your those tradition item as souvenir at the hottest tourist market - Centre Market "Pasar Seni" in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia - by Tourism Malaysia (TM-03)

Journey through Malaysia and savour the best of Asia's culinary fare. From the spicy to the succulent, this food paradise offers an assortment of delights to tempt your palate.

Favorite local food and beverage of Malaysia:
"Satay" with peanut sauce, "Kuih-muih", "Nasi ", Malay style grill chicken, "Fu Yong" fried egg, Rendang Chicken, "Nasi Lemak" coconut rice, "Sirap Bandung" - local drink...

Malaysia - by Tourism Malaysia (TM-02)

Bask in the beauty of Malaysia's breathtaking shores and vibrant undersea attractions. Tropical paradise getaways await you in Malaysia.

Malaysia - by Tourism Malaysia (TM-01)

Sipadan is one of the top 5 destinations in the world where you can explore the colorful treasures of the sea.

Free PostCard by Tourism Centre Kuantan, Pahang

 Present by Tourism Centre Kuantan, Pahang

Many thanks to the Lady who working in the Tourism Centre Kuantan, yesterday (20th May 2010) I actually was trying my luck to look for some PostCards in town, it has been many times I asked those Stationery Shops & Book shops around Kuantan, but shot no bird!! Finally I passing  the Tourism Centre, and I got present by the Office Lady who working there, thanks so much to "Ms Lady". Hope to see you soon...

PostCard: Malaysia
Content: 10pcs PostCard in a Holder
Printer: Printing by Malaysia Tourism
Size: Width 150mm, Length 15mm

Thanks for "Ms Lady"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CA-100610, Julie - Canada

A surprised from postcrossing friend. I'm so appreciate that received this tigber issue stamp & postal card from you.
Special thanks to Julie Elliott
  • Country: Canada
  • Date of Issued: 8th January 2010
  • Miniature Sheet: Embossed
  • MS Face Value: 70 cents
  • Condition: New 
Above Tiger stamp from Canada sent to here Seremban, N.Sembilan, this stamp & postal card came with cover, attached with my favorite ship stamps especially the BlueNose ship.
  • Cancellation: 8th April 2010
  • Status: Canada to Seremban, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia        
 Special  Thanks to Julie Elliott