In conjunction with the World Post Day celebration, Pos Malaysia Bhd will be issuing the second instalment of “Pos Silang” stamp series today. Pos Silang or popularly known as postcrossing, refers to an activity of sending and receiving postcards from random registered post-crosses across the globe. CEO Syed Md Najib Syed Md Noor said: “As the world progresses to be more digitised with advanced technology, letter writing and postcards have been replaced by other means of digital and electronic communications.
“With this in mind, Pos Malaysia released the Pos Silang stamp series featuring post boxes in places of interest in Malaysia to commemorate this year’s World Post Day in reminiscence of the days when receiving hand-written postcards in our (real) mailbox was in trend.
“For this year’s Pos Silang initiative, the stamp folder is designed in a special shape of Pos Malaysia’s post box, while the stamps feature illustrations of post boxes at notable places of interest in Malaysia namely, Tanjung Piai in Johor — the southernmost tip of Mainland Asia, and Gunung Kinabalu in Sabah which is located 3,289 above sea level and officially recognised as the highest post box in Malaysia by Malaysia Book of Records.”