Special stamp issue - "Hong Kong, China - Malaysia Joint Issue on Local Food" (with photos)

     Hongkong Post today (September 24) announced that a set of special stamps entitled "Hong Kong, China - Malaysia Joint Issue on Local Food" will be released for sale with associated philatelic products on October 9 (Thursday).

     As the Chinese saying goes, food is of paramount importance to all of us. By learning more about the food culture of a country, we can gain an appreciation of the customs and traditions of the local people. For Hong Kong's 13th joint issue with other postal administrations, Hongkong Post and Pos Malaysia are jointly issuing a set of four stamps on local food that can be found in the two places. These stamps showcase the unique local culinary delights that reflect the distinctive cuisines and food tastes of these two Asian neighbours, including the egg waffle and Poon Choi in Hong Kong and Nasi Lemak and satay in Malaysia. The stamps are adorned with images of the bauhinia and the hibiscus (Bunga Raya), the floral emblems of Hong Kong and Malaysia respectively, on an ink-splash background.

     Official First Day Covers will be on sale at $1.20 each at all post offices from tomorrow (September 25). The stamps and associated philatelic products will be displayed at the General Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Tsuen Wan Post Office, Sha Tin Central Post Office and Tuen Mun Central Post Office from the same day. Advance orders for servicing self-provided covers will be accepted at all philatelic offices from tomorrow to September 30.  

     Information about this special stamp issue and associated philatelic products is available from Hongkong Post's website at www.hongkongpost.hk and via the Hongkong Post Mobile App.

Ends/Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Issued at HKT 12:18