Tuesday, 21 June 2011

COVER AND LIGHTHOUSE POSTCARD FROM INDONESIA

On November 5th, 2010 Indonesia released a “Fauna and Flora” series and two stamps present animals classified as an endangered species: the primate Belitung Tarsier (Tarsius bancanus saltator) found in the Bangka–Belitung province and the Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) found in Jambi province, on the east coast of central Sumatra.
On the cover we have two stamps issued in 2011: the Rp 1500 hare stamp celebrating the Lunar Chinese New Year (released on Jan. 25th) and the Rp 2500 stamp that celebrates the International Year of Chemistry (released on March 1st).
 Indonesian Culinary is precious and appreciated because of its variety and exotic tastes. The Post Office issued the seventh "Indonesian Traditional Food" stamp series (with seven designs) on July 6th, 2010 and the dish featured on the Rp 1500 stamp is Gulai Iga Kemba’ang (Lamb ribs in curry).
The stamp depicting a boy scout in a wheelchair is one of the three commemorative stamps issued on May 2nd, 2008 to celebrate Special Needs Education. Indonesian National Education Day has been celebrated since 2 May 1908 and was initiated by the Indonesian education hero Ki Hajar Dewantara.
Semarang is one of Indonesia's ten major cities and is in the central part of the north coast of Java. Tanjung Emas is the name of its port, around which lies the city's oldest buildings, some of which date back to the Dutch colonial era or older. The Semarang Lighthouse is located on a promontory on the east side of the harbor and was built in 1883 during Dutch colony. It is a 30 m (98 ft) 12-sided cast iron tower painted white.

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