Friday, November 26, 2010

Solomon Islands - Postally Used Stamps

This is my 3rd posting on countries located in the South Pacific Ocean. I love to explore and receive letters from tiny islands and non famous territories. Well, during my school days, this is how I learned and explored the world map through philately, it really help me in my Geography knowledge. Unfortunately, the exam is not testing the student on these exotic places. I wish one day, I can visit some of this islands.

Solomon Islands is not too far from us, it is located near Papua New Guinea and Queensland, Australia. Australia domestic airline; Pacific Blue provides a good coverage to most of the Pacific Islands destinations with an affordable price. Beside diving, Solomon Islands has many to offer, you can check out the official tourism website at:  

Niue - Postally Used Stamps

Niue is located between Cook Islands, Tonga and American Samoa in the South Pacific Ocean. See the map on Cook Islands in my previous posting.

You can order Niue stamps from New Zealand Post online store at:

Below are Niue profile written by NZ Post:

Nestled in the heart of the South Pacific lies an undiscovered piece of paradise: the sublime, unspoilt, tropical island of Niue. Home to just 1,500 people, Niue offers visitors a unique getaway destination – a breathtaking combination of virgin rainforest, tiny swimming coves and spectacular snorkeling, diving and deep-sea fishing experiences.

Niue also has a strong connection with New Zealand. One of the world’s smallest self-governing states, it operates in ‘free association’ with New Zealand, and most Niueans now live in New Zealand (about 20,000 are Niuean born or of direct Niuean descent). It’s a bond that has endured in various forms for more than 100 years – and one that continues to unite the two nations today.  

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cook Islands - Postally Used Stamps

Colorful fish and corals.
Cook Islands geographical location (South Pacific Ocean), the nearest big city is Suva, the capital of Fiji.

Note: In philately term, a postage stamp cancelled in the normal course of postal business is classified as postally used stamp.

Monday, November 22, 2010

"A Gift of Live" Become An Organ Donor Postmark


This is the latest Pos Malaysia postmark used by NMC Shah Alam. Pos Malaysia is collaborating with National Transplant Resource Center, Ministry of Health Malaysia in promoting organ donor to save more life.

There is a dedicated website which you can get more information if you intend to become an organ donor or would like to know more on this campaign, what is organ donor and why it is important. (

The above 2 booklets can be obtained in post office nationwide: About Donation and About Brain Death.