In recognition of some of Malaysia's traditional transportation, Pos Malaysia Berhad has come out with a commemorative issue that highlights various modes of transportation that people in Malaysia used during those days before automobiles. The special stamps and First Day Covers will be released on Wednesday,18th August, 2004 and available at all post offices nationwide.

"The beautiful stamps are a tribute to the various modes of traditional transportation once commonly used by the people of Malaysia who are made up of different races and cultures," said Pos Malaysia Berhad's Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Dato' Ikmal Hijaz Hashim.

"They are also issued as a means of educating the young Malaysians to recognise the significant contribution of traditional transportation that has paved the way for modern transportation system that we have today, and Pos Malaysia Berhad is pleased to be acknowledging the contribution of these traditional transportation that also project the identity of our multicultural country."



Traditional Transportation



Technical Details

Date of Issue 18-August-2004

Stamp Value : 30 Sen;  50 Sen & RM1.00

Sheet Content : 20 Stamps

First Day Cover Value : 30 Sen

Perforation 14

Paper Watermarked, Phosphor Coated

Printing Process Lithography

Printer Percetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn. Bhd.

Designer : Reign Associates


In the days before automobiles, there were various modes of transportation that people in Malaysia used, in accordance to the prevalent needs and cultures. People from different races and cultures brought and introduced different kinds of transportation, but all with the same objective of getting to one place to another.




MNH Set of Stamps 3v

Price - USD1.50



This trishaw originated from Parit Jawa, Muar, Johore. It is painted in green, red, black and yellow, the favourite colours of the era. The hood, made of canvas, can easily be opened or closed when necessary. The seat is made from coconut husk and is complete with a backrest. The trishaw can carry two adult passengers and one or two children.




30 sen Definitive Booklet - Kelantan    30 sen Definitive Booklet - Kelantan

Traditional Transportation 2004 Booklet

Price - USD2.20



The two-wheeled rickshaw was normally used by the rich Babas and Nyonyas in Malacca. It needed a strong man to pull the rickshaw around town, usually with only one passenger, for a leisure ride and to go shopping.





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Bullock Cart

The bullock cart was used as a means of transportation since the 1400's and is believed to have been introduced by the Indian community in Malacca. Other than for carrying  passengers, it was also used to carry goods. A pair of healthy bulls were usually hitched to pull the cart.




Price USD1.50

Padi Horse

The padi horse is synonymous with the Bajau community in Kota Belud, Sabah. It also serves as a family status. A famous and influential family would usually own many horses. The padi horse is used as a mode of transport to the padi fields or towns, as well as for the village head to patrol the village. It is also ridden during important social functions or celebrations like weddings and the annual Tamu Besar event.




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