Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Missent letter from Papeete, capital of French Polynesia to Malaysia. This letter was wrongly sent to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This is an old letter sent in 1993.
Tahiti, a famous tourist destination, is one of the island in the small French territory. Between 1966 and 1996 the French Government conducted 193 nuclear bomb tests above and below the atolls of Moruroa and Fangataufa. The last test was conducted on 27 January 1996. There was a widespread of protests when French resuming it's last nuclear testing in these islands.
Continuing my Pacific Ocean countries and territories series, this time I show a missent letter from Noumea, the capital of New Calendonia to Malaysia. The letter was sent wrongly to Indonesia and redirect back to Malaysia. There is no Malaysia postmark applied onto the cover, so I do not know how long it takes for redirection. This is an old cover sent in 1993.