18 May 2013

Wonders of Malaysian Forest


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Date of Issue : 13 May 2013

Here  are some magnificent stamps from Malaysia on forest and wildlife. Pos Malaysia issued three miniature sheets featuring the wonderful Malaysian forest and its inhabitants. Malaysia is a wet, tropical country that is home to some of the world’s oldest rainforests and a variety of  wildlife species. Its forests spread from the coast right up to the mountains covering a vast area .

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The country is separated into two major regions by the South China Sea. To the east is the Malay Peninsula, which extends southward from mainland Asia, and to the west is Malaysian Borneo, which includes the states of Sabah and Sarawak.


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The Malay Peninsula is home to endangered elephants, tigers, gaur, tapirs, hornbills, and bearded pigs. Sabah and Sarawak shelter proboscis monkeys, Bulwer’s pheasants, endangered orangutans, red-banded langurs, clouded leopards, and populations of sun bears and sambar deer. Habitat for many of these species is shrinking, and unsustainable hunting also poses a serious threat to their survival.

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