Malaya stamps

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Peninsular Malaysia is the part of Malaysia which lies on the Malay Peninsula, and shares a land border with Thailand in the north. It is connected via a causeway and bridge to the island of Singapore to the south. Across the Strait of Malacca to the west lies the island of Sumatra. East Malaysia (on the island of Borneo) lies to the east across the South China Sea. It consists of the following 11 states and two federal territories (starting from the North going to the South): Northern Region: Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak; East Coast Region: Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang; Central Region: Selangor, federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya; Southern Region: Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, Johor.

Peninsular Malaysia is also known as West Malaysia (Malaysia Barat) or Malaya (Tanah Melayu). The distinction between West and East Malaysia is significant beyond the sphere of geography, because as well as having a different court structure, the Eastern states have more autonomy than the original States of Malaya, for example, maintaining restrictions on immigration from the peninsula. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaya

See: Malaysia


Malaya-Johore stamps

Johor, formerly Johore, is a state of Malaysia. The Arabic honorific of the state is Darul Ta'azim ("Abode of Dignity').

The name "Johor" originated from the Arabic word Jauhar, which literally means "Precious Stones". Founded in the early 16th century by the son of Sultan Mahmud Shah, the last Sultan of Malacca, after fleeing from the Portuguese in Malacca, it grew into the Johor Empire that covered the Riau Archipelago. Unable to retake Malacca, Johor harassed and attacked the Portuguese during their 130 year rule. Johor became a thorn to the Portuguese in maintaining dominance within the Straits.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johor - Notable_history_of_Johor

Scott: #153O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU, 75th Anniversary

Inside #153: Stamps on Envelopes


Malaya-Kedah stamps

Kedah is a state of Malaysia, located in the northwestern part of Peninsular Malaysia. The state covers a total area of 9,425 km², and consists mostly of flat areas growing rice, plus the island of Langkawi. The Arabic honorific of Kedah is Darul Aman ("Abode of Peace").

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kedah

Scott: #59O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU, 75th Anniversary

Inside #59: Stamps on Envelopes


Malaya-Kelantan stamps

Kelantan is one of the states in Malaysia. The capital and royal seat is Kota Bharu. The Arabic honorific of the state is Darul Naim, ("The Beautiful Abode").

Kelantan is positioned in the north-east of Peninsular Malaysia. It is bordered by Thailand to the north, Terengganu to the south-east, Perak to the west, and Pahang to the south. To the east of Kelantan is the South China Sea.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelantan

Scott: #48O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU, 75th Anniversary

Inside #48: Stamps on Envelopes


Malaya-Malacca stamps

Melaka is the second smallest state in Malaysia, and is located in the southern part of the Malay Peninsula, on the Straits of Malacca. Although the first Malay sultanate started in Melaka, the state has no Sultan today.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malacca

Scott: # 20O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU, 75th Anniversary

Inside #20: Stamps on Envelopes


Malaya-Negri Sembilan stamps

Negeri Sembilan meaning "nine states" in Malay, is a state of Malaysia. It is located on the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia, just south of Kuala Lumpur and is bordered in the north by Selangor, in the east by Pahang and in the south by Malacca and Johor. The name is believed to derive from the nine districts or nagari (now known as luak) settled by the Minangkabau, a people originally from West Sumatra (present-day Indonesia). Minangkabau features are still visible today in traditional architecture and the dialect of Malay spoken. Unlike the hereditary monarchs of the other royal Malay states, the ruler of Negeri Sembilan - known as Yang di-Pertuan Besar - is selected by the council of undangs who lead the four biggest districts. The Arabic honorific of the state is Darul Khusus ("the Special Abode").

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Negeri_Sembilan

Scott: #61O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU, 75th Anniversary

Inside #61: Stamps on Envelopes


Malaya-Pahang stamps

Pahang is the largest state in Peninsular Malaysia, occupying the huge Sungai Pahang river basin. It is bordered to the north by Kelantan, to the west by Perak, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, to the south by Johor and to the east by Terengganu and the South China Sea. The Arabic honorific of Pahang is Darul Makmur ("Abode of Tranquility").

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pahang

Scott: #48O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU, 75th Anniversary

Inside #48: Stamps on Envelopes


Malaya-Penang stamps

Penang is a Malaysian state located on the north-west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The name "Penang" comes from the word "pinang", the betel nut tree (Areca catechu). The name "Pulau Pinang" translated literally from Malay means "pinang island".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penang

Scott: #25O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU, 75th Anniversary

Inside #25: Stamps on Envelopes


Malaya-Perak stamps

Perak Darul Ridzuan is one of the 14 states of Malaysia. Perak is the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia. It is bordered on the north by Kedah and Thailand, on the east by Kelantan and Pahang, on the south by Selangor and to the west by the Strait of Malacca. Perak means silver in the Malay language.

The name comes most probably from the silvery color of tin. In the 1890's, Perak, with the richest alluvial deposits of tin in the world was one of the jewels in the crown of the British Empire. However, some say the name comes from the "glimmer of fish in the water" that sparkled like silver. The Arab honorific of the State is Darul Ridzuan, the Land of Grace.

Perak's population is now approximately 2 million. Once Malaysia's most populous state, the decline in the tin mining industry caused an economic slowdown from which it has yet to recover, leading to a massive drain in manpower to higher-growth states such as Penang, Selangor and the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perak

Scott: #103O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU, 75th Anniversary

Inside #103: Stamps on Envelopes


Malaya-Perlis stamps

Perlis, in full Perlis Indera Kayangan, is the smallest state in Malaysia. It lies at the northern part of the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and has Thailand on its northern border.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perlis

Scott: #5O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU, 75th Anniversary

Inside #5: Stamps on Envelopes


Malaya-Selangor stamps

Selangor is the most populous state of the states of Malaysia. It is on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is bordered by Perak to the north, Pahang to the east, Negri Sembilan to the south and the Strait of Malacca to the west. It totally surrounds the federal territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya.The name Selangor is said to come from the Malay word selangau, 'a fly' (Musca vicina), most probably due to the abundance of flies in the marshes along the Selangor River in the state's north-west. Selangor is also known by its Arabic honorific, 'Darul Ehsan' ("Abode of Sincerity").

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selangor

Scott: #78O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU, 75th Anniversary

Inside #78: Stamps on Envelopes


Malaya-Trengganu stamps

Terengganu is a state of Malaysia. It is located on the north-eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, bordered on the north and west by Kelantan, the south by Pahang, and the east by the South China Sea. The Pulau Perhentian are also a part of the state. The state is also known by its Arabic honorific, Darul Iman ("Abode of Faith").

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terengganu

Scott: #51O

Issued: 10.10.1949

UPU, 75th Anniversary

Inside #51: Stamps on Envelopes


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