Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Kota Bharu, Malaysia
An early morning market scene in Kota Bharu. This is an official card, MY-50925 from Ethen.
Why did I choose this card for today, you may ask. Well, I have been hungry all day and no matter how much I eat, I get hungry again an hour later. Among the things I've eaten so far are two bananas, an apple, a pear, and some Japanese sweet potato, so it seemed appropriate to post a fruit market. :)
Kota Bharu is a city and its surrounding area, located in Kelanten, Malaysia, near the border with Thailand. In the city, you can visit the old royal palace to view its unique architecture -- but only from the outside, as the inside is still occupied by the sultan and sultanah. You can also go diving to the IJN Awazisan Maru, a Japanese transport vessel sunk in WWII, and mingle with giant barracudas, a mere 40 minutes from the city center. Just thinking about it makes me hungry again.
a large set of stamps depicting "traditional festive food" from many cultures in the same year as this stamp.
If I can drag myself away from those, I can tell you that this stamp, issued in 2010, is from a set of Old Post-Offices! This is particularly fitting since today is World Post Day! This one is Seremban General Post Office.
Even though it's inactive, here is another post for Our Wonderful World Tuesday.