Technical Details

Date of Issue : 26th June 2007

Stamp Value :  50 sen Setenant, 30 sen Setenant

Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm

Sheet Content : 20 Stamps

Miniature Sheet : RM5

Booklet : 30 sen x 10

First Day Cover Value : 30 Sen

Perforation 14

Paper Watermarked SPM, Phosphor Coated

Printing Process Silver foil hotstamping & Lithography

Printer : Percetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn. Bhd.

Designer : Reign Associates

Traditional Children's Folk Tales

Bawang Putih Bawang Merah

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Bawang Merah who lived with her stepmother and stepsister named Bawang Putih who always abused her. One day, she heard the call of a carp fish from the well who wanted to help her. Unfortunately, her stepmother and stepsister found out. They caught the fish and cooked it. Bawang Merah's mother appeared to her in her dreams and told her about the fish. She told her Bawang Merah to bury the fish bones. Bawang Merah buried them and amazingly a tree with a golden swing grew before her eyes. One day while happily swinging on her golden swing, her melodious voice attracted the attention of a prince who was passing by and who eventually married her and they lived happily ever after.

Badang

Once there was a young man called Badang who discovered he was not able to catch any fish from the rivers for the past three days. Realising that someone was stealing his fish, he decided to keep watch. At midnight, he saw a strange form with red shinning eyes and beard that reached to its stomach emerge and it quickly devoured his fish. Badang grew angry and rushed at the creature to kill it. Pleading for its life, it promised to make Badang strong by eating the fish he threw up and ran away. Still angry, Badang grabbed a huge branch and to his amazement broke it easily. Eventually, Badang found he had great strength and used it to help the people. The King found out and appointed Badang as his warrior.

 

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Sang Kancil and the Crocodiles

Sang Kancil is know as the smartest animal in our jungle and this is the story of how he trick the crocodiles. Wager to taste the fruits in the orchard on the other side of the river, he informed the crocodiles that Raja Sulaiman has ordered Sang Kancil to do a headcount as he wanted them to give them a gift. Sang Kancil ordered them to form a queue stretching all the way across the river. Deftly, he jumped on them until he crossed the river. Upon reaching the opposite bank of the river, he cheekily told the crocodiles that he had tricked them and that there were no gifts forthcoming from Raja Sulaiman. The crocodiles became angry and until today bear a grudge.

Sang Kancil Helps Kerbau

This tale is about an ungrateful crocodile called Sang Bedal. Trapped under a fallen tree, Sang Bedal's cries for help were heard by Sang Kerbau. Using his horns, Sang Kerbau freed the crocodile. The wily crocodile then decided to make a meal of Sang Kerbau and swiftly captured the latter's legs. During the scuffle, Sang Kancil happens to walk by and devised a way to help Sang Kerbau. Feigning disbelief, he asked Sang Kerbau to demonstrate how he removed the fallen tree off Sang Bedal. His leg freed from the crocodile, Sang Kerbau upon Sang Kancil's instruction dropped the tree back on the crocodile. The ungrateful Sang Bedal, who does not appreciate a good deed, was trapped under the tree again.

 

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Traditional Children's Folk Tales - Full Sheet

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Traditional Children's Folk Tales - Presentation Pack

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Traditional Children's Folk Tales - Miniature Sheet

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Si Tanggang

This story is about an ungrateful son called Si Tanggang and the consequences of his disloyalty to his parents. One day, Si Tanggang was captured and put to work on a ship. The Captain grew found of him and eventually made him his son-in-law, as well as the ship's captain. One day, caught in a storm, Captain Tanggang was forced to moor his ship in the village his parents lived. When they came to meet Si Tanggang, he was embarassed they looked so old and refused to acknowledge them. Saddened by the son's behaviour, his mother cried out to the heavens. Suddenly lightning, strong wind and waves tore the ship to pieces. Captain Tanggang, his wife and crew were turned to stone.

 
 

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Traditional Children's Folk Tales - Booklet

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Mat Jenin

This is a story about Mat Jenin, a daydreamer. After he picked 50 coconuts and while resting comfortably on a coconut palm leaf, Mat Jenin starts to daydream. The money from selling the coconuts will be used to buy twenty chicken eggs. Once hatched, they will be sold for goats and later the goats for some cow and a horse. While riding on the horse, he met a princess and they ride the horse together. While galloping, the horse suddenly stumbles. Mat Jenin opens his eyes and found himself floating in the air on the palm leaf. He makes a safe landing and a neighbour who witnessed the incident said "Only hard work pays, daydreaming only brings disaster."

 
 

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Traditional Children's Folk Tales - FDC

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Traditional Children's Folk Tales - Folder

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