06 January 2015

New stamps on Bridge




Malaysia Post has issued its special stamp depicting the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu Adzam Shah Bridge. The issue consists of two stamps that were put into circulation on the 31st of December.


The Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge or Penang Second Bridge is a dual carriageway toll bridge in Penang, Malaysia. It connects Bandar Cassia (Batu Kawan) in Seberang Perai on mainland Peninsular Malaysia with Batu Maung on Penang Island.

It is the second bridge to link the island to the mainland after the first Penang Bridge. The total length of the bridge is 24 km (15 mi) with length over water at 16.9 km (10.5 mi), making it the longest bridge in Malaysia and the longest in Southeast Asia.

Construction actually started in November 2008. To reduce the cost of construction, its design was then modified to resemble the first cable stayed Penang Bridge. The bridge has been built with a large loan from the People’s Republic of China to continue and maintain the economic relationship between China and Malaysia. The bridge was officially opened on 1 March 2014 and was named after the fourteen Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah of Kedah.

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Rajpex-2015, Rajasthan State Level Philatelic Exhibition at Jaipur from 24th to 27th January 2015

Rajpex-2015, 14th Rajasthan State Level Philatelic Exhibition will be organized by Rajasthan Postal Circle at Mahaveer Public School, Vardhman Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur from 24th to 27th January 2015.
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Prospectus and Entry Form of Rajpex-2015 can be downloaded from https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2JvHObXjqc2RDI5aE16RFFJYm8/view

Special Cover on 50 Years of Academic Excellence of Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Sion - 29th November 2014



Lokmanya Tilak Medical College and Hospital is one of the premier medical institutions of India and proudly recognized nationally and internationally. It was started in 1947 with 10 beds initially, which has now grown into multi-specialty hospital with more than 1,400 beds. On 30th November 1964 Lokmanya Tilak Medical College was established with the first batch of 60 students.

Lokmanya Tilak Medical College and Hospital is the first major referral hospital and caters to all trauma and disasters from both major highways. It was the first Trauma Service in the country and possibly in Asia, which has been on a constant ‘state of alert’ for disasters. This hospital is a nodal center amongst the medical services of the Disaster management plan in the civic context. It has many firsts to its credit like human milk bank, skin bank and first emergency coronary stenting.

A special cover was released to mark 50 Years of Academic Excellence of Lokmanya Tilak Medical College on 29th November 2014 at Mumbai. (Special Cover approval no. MH/30/2014). The cover depicts the Hospital and college buildings and the College logo and the special cancellation depicts the team work logo of the hospital.

Courtesy – Indian Philately Digest

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