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19 July 2010

Birds, joint issue of Singapore and Malaysia

From left to bottom :
$1 : Black-naped Oriole (黑枕黃鸝)
$2 : White-belled Black Woodpecker (白腹黑啄木鳥)
40c : Asian Fairy Bluebird (銀耳相思鳥)
Domestic rate : Red-throated Sunbird (紅喉太陽鳥)
Singapore (2002)

24th April, 2010. Thomson Road

Each year, Singapore Post issues a set of stamps in common theme and design with other postal administration. They are mostly related to both countries in natural, culture, sport or scene. Above cover featuring a set of Singapore-Malaysia joint issue stamps released on 2002, illustrated four different domestic birds which common in both countries and South-east Asia.

Singapore is a small islands country in the southernmost of Malaya Peninsular, the country lacks of natural areas but exception in the middle and west parts of the island where are the wide nature reserves or reservoirs protected by government, in the meanwhile the government actives in making the country green, so it won the name 'Garden City' in the world. The cover was sent from the Thomson Road post office, where is located in Thomson area, nearby MacRitchie Reservoir and its nature reserve.
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