New Stamp Series On Borneo Delicacies Will Be Issued On Thursday

Diyana Lean Abdullah of Pos Malaysia showing off to the media the “Festival Food Series” of the Kadazandusun dan Dayak.

KUALA LUMPUR: Pos Malaysia Berhad (Pos Malaysia) will be issuing its second edition of ‘Festival Food Series’ stamps collection featuring a selection of Borneo delicacies, on Thursday, in conjunction with the Kaamatan Festival and Gawai Day respectively.

Head of Pos Malaysia stamp and philately unit Diyana Lean Abdullah said the series will be featuring some traditional must-have delicacies of the Kadazandusun people in Sabah and the Dayaks in Sarawak.

“Malaysia is famous for its variety of traditional and festival delicacies but these cuisines from the Dayak and Kadazandusun people are somewhat ‘rare’ and difficult to obtain.

“So we want to create awareness as well as educate the public about local delicacies especially those which are more specific for certain festivals,” she said while displaying the stamp collection here yesterday.

Diyana said the series will be featuring three stamps with three different designs, highlighting the festive delicacies that are often served during festivals such as ‘Ambuyat’, ‘Linut’, ‘Hinava’, ‘Umai’ and ‘Pansuh Manuk’.

She said the stamps are printed in limited quantities between 80,000 and 100,000 pieces with prices ranging from 60 sen to 90 sen each.

She added that Pos Malaysia will also be issuing the series in miniature sheets (priced at RM5.30), first day cover (55 sen), folder (RM6.35) as well as the complete set of folders (RM69.20) that comprise the whole set of stamps and philatelic products.

“The cancellation mark will also be featuring ‘Chandas’, chopsticks used by the Bisaya people in Sabah,” she said.

The third edition of the Festival Food Series is expected to be released in June in conjunction with the Hari Raya celebration while the fourth will be issued this October for Deepavali.

The first edition featuring must-have delicacies during the Chinese New Year celebration was issued in January.