Technical Details

Date of Issue : 24th Apr 2008

Stamp Value :  30 sen (2 designs), 50 sen & RM1

Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm

Sheet Content : 20 Stamps

Miniature Sheet Size : 120mm x 70mm

Imperf Miniature Sheet

First Day Cover Value : 30 Sen

Perforation 14

Paper Watermarked SPM, Phosphor Coated

Printing Process Lithography / Glow In The Dark

Printer : Percetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn. Bhd.

Designer : Hazel Design

Nocturnal Animals

Animals live in virtually every type of habitat available in the Malaysian rainforest and even exploit man-made habitats. One interesting feature in animal ecology and behaviour is that some animals travel and feed mainly by night (nocturnal) as opposed to animals that move about during the day (diurnal). Various birds, mammals and reptiles have evolved towards a nocturnal way of life for numerous reasons. Due to the reduced amount of light at night, strictly nocturnal animals generally have good night vision to allow them to seek out prey and to avoid predators.

Miniature Sheet

Slow loris (Nycticebus coucang)

Largely arboreal, this primate which can weigh almost a kilogramme, is often found alone although couples with dependent young are sometimes seen. It feeds on small animals, mostly insects and on pulpy fruits. It lives in mature and secondary forests as well as in gardens and plantations.

Tarsier (Tarsius bancanus)

This small primate of less than two kilogrammes is active from ground level to al least seven metres and generally leaps from tree to tree. It feeds mainly on large insects and is often solitary. Tarsier is known to make high pitch calls frequently and can be found in both mature and secondary forests.

 

STAMPS

Nocturnal Animals 2008 - Set of 4 Stamps

MNH Set of Stamps 4v

Price - USD1.30

30 sen - Moonrat (Echinosorex gymnurus)

Generally solitary, this small mammal is strictly terrestrial and confined to the forest floor, often frequenting areas by the streams and is known to be active by day. It has a very strong body odour in the wild. Earthworms, beetles, spiders and snails are amongst the things it feeds on.

30 sen - Malay badger (Mydaus javanensis)

The Malay badger is a terrestrial animal and is known for its very strong odour. It sleeps in underground burrows and feeds mainly by digging into the ground for food such as earthworms and insect larvae. Although found in mature forests, it is apparently more frequently seen in secondary forests and open ground such as gardens.

50 sen - Golden Cat (Catopuma temminckii)

Little is know on the ecology and life history of this medium sized cat. Its coat of golden colour is largely unmarked and adults can weigh as much as 12 kilogrammes. Although terrestrial, it can apparently climb trees when necessary. Its prey includes mousedeer, birds, lizards and other small animals.

RM1 - Flying Fox  (Pteropus vampyrus)

This is the largest bat in Malaysia bat in Malaysia and a full-grown adult can weigh more than a kilogramme. Large roosting colonies of this bat are often found in mangroves or nipah palm. This bat is known to fly long distances to feed on flowering or fruit trees and it is an important pollinator of many forest trees including durians.

 

FULL SHEETS STAMPS

(20v x 4 Full Sheets)

Nocturnal Animals Full Set of 4 Sheets Nocturnal Animals Full Set of 4 Sheets Nocturnal Animals Full Set of 4 Sheets Nocturnal Animals Full Set of 4 Sheets

Price - USD17.90

 

Miniature Sheet

Nocturnal Animals Miniature Sheet

Price - USD3.90

 

Imperf Miniature Sheet

Nocturnal Animals Imperf Miniature Sheet

Price - USD3.50

Kota Bridge, Klang

The city of Klang is divided by the Klang River and was linked by the Brickfield Bridge in 1907. It was destroyed in 1941 during World War II, resulting in great difficulty in transportation and communication, especially for goods transported from Klang Port to other cities. In 1958 a double decker bridge was constructed, the first such bridge in Malaya, with a pedestrian walkway at the lower half. This double decker truss girder bridge was named the Kota Bridge.

Sungei Segamat Bridge, Johor

This bridge was built in 1933 to provide means of transportation to the Segamat district as an initiative by the government to develop the district for its agricultural adtivities and to boost its economy. The Sungei Segamat Bridge is a Steel Pratt Girder Type bridge with a length of 00.43 metres. It provides a railway crossing over the Segamat River.

 

 

First Day Cover

Set of Two Covers

Stamps & M/S

Nocturnal Animals

Price - USD4.90

   
 

FOLDER

Nocturnal Animals - Folder

Price USD5.90

 

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