Thursday, June 9, 2005

100 Years Universiti Malaya Stamp

University Malaya StampsDewan Tunku Canselor Universiti Malaya

Dewan Tunku Canselor (DTC), the name given to commemorate the building which was to be the landmark of University Malaya. The hall was officially opened on 25th June 1966 by its namesake, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj who was also the university's chancellor.

It all started here where students took their pledge upon first stepping foot into UM, where examinations are held and finally where they become graduates upon convocation. This is where all dignified ambitions were born.

DTC first held the convocation ceremony for the year 1965/66 session with 587 graduates receiving their first degree, masters and doctorate while 115 others received Diploma in Education.

University Malaya Miniature SheetUniversity Malaya Library

The University Malaya Library (UML) consists of a main library, which provides library facilities for the whole campus. In addition, there is a network of branch and specialized libraries to meet the specific and particular needs of some faculties. To accomplish its mission of providing excellent collections to support learning, teaching and research activities of the university, the library has, through more than 40 years of existence, built up a substantial collection of monographs, periodicals, manuscripts, audio-visual materials and compact discs. To date, the collection consists of 1.3 volumes of monographs, bound journal and thesis.

Unprinted books and journals are kept in the form of microfilm. These are added with electronic source in CD-ROM and online database. The Microfiche Output Computer Catalogue enables any report to be seen clearly. The computer system is used to obtain and control serial items, member registration, library facilities, index and summary.

Being a component of the national knowledge network, UML has throughout the years adopted a policy of actively acquiring Malaysian materials. One of the library's greatest strengths lies in its University Malaya First Day Covercollection of Malaysian in all subjects.

University Malaya Medical Center

The University Malaya Medical Center is a statutory body of the Ministry of Education. Its main objectives are to provide healthcare services of international standing and repute and also to provide facilities for medical education, training, research internship and consultancy. In University Malaya First Day Cover1961, the Board of Education, University Malaya proposed for a medical institution to be established so as to cater to the shortage of medical doctors in Malaya at the time.

In relation to this, the Faculty of Medicine was established to train medical doctors. The preliminary program was initiated in May 1964. On 2nd August 1965, The Honorable Deputy Prime Minister, the late Tun Haji Abdul Razak bin Hussein officiated the opening ceremony of the Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya and also laid the foundation stone for the then University Hospital Kuala Lumpur. In December 1966, construction of the Tower Block and the Hospital Podium was completed followed by a block for treatment care center activities, pediatrics ward as well as the maternity ward. University Hospital received its first patient in 1967 and was fully functional since then.

University Malaya Stamps SheetRimba Ilmu (Botanical Gardens)

Rimba Ilmu or The Botanical Gardens was established in 1974 out of the need to study and conserve some of the immense diversity of plant life found in the Malaysian tropical rainforest.

The garden is on a valley site situated behind the Fifth Residential College on the University of Malaya campus. The valley has a small stream which feeds a wetland area before filtering out through the easternmost boundary. While fulfilling its essential 'collection and curatio' function, Rimba Ilmu also works towards promoting awareness of the natural environment through the utilization of its resources and support facilities by the University community and the general public.

Besides a general collection of species from a variety of plant families selected for teaching, special collections are being developed which include medicinal plants, wild orchids, palms, pandan, tropical fruit trees, gingers, aquatic plants, wild citrus relatives rare and endangered plants in need of conservation.

University Malaya Stamp BookletUniversity Malaya Museum of Asian Art

The museum of Asian Art which was officially opened in 1980, is housed in a three-storey building situated between the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics and Administration.

The Museum contains more than two thousand pieces of ceramics from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, and India. It is already well-known for having the largest collection of 'kendi' water vessels in the world. Stone carvings and Islamic art collections (from Asian Countries), weaved materials and paintings by local artist, copper items, weapons and kites are also on display.

University Malaya Presentation PackTechnical Details

Date of Issue : 9-Jun-2005

Stamp Value : 30 Sen; 50 Sen; RM 1.00

Stamp Size : 40 mm x 30 mm

Miniature Sheet Value : RM 2.00

Miniature Sheet Size : 70mm x 100mm

Stamp Size in Miniature Sheet : 40mm x 30mm

Perforation : 14

Sheet Content : 20 Stamps

University Malaya FolderPaper : SPM Watermarked, Phosphor Coated

Printing Process : Lithography

Printer : Percetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn. Bhd.

Stamp Designer : Hazel Design

First Day Cover Value : 30 Sen

Presentation Pack Value : RM 3.50

Stamp Booklet Value : RM 3.00

Folder Value : RM 5.00

POS Malaysia 9 Jun 2005, Thursday Press Release


Pos Malaysia Berhad (PMB) today launched new commemorative stamps and First Day Cover to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Universiti Malaya.

The stamps and First Day Cover were officially launched by Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Professor Dr. Hashim Yaacob, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Malaya at Dewan Tunku Canselor, Universiti Malaya at 10.00am.

The stamps feature a collection of significant buildings in Universiti Malaya famous for their role in academic endorsement, namely, Dewan Tunku Canselor Universiti Malaya, Universiti Malaya Library, Universiti Malaya Medical Centre, Rimba Ilmu (Botanical Gardens) and Universiti Malaya Museum of Asian Art.

“Universiti Malaya was the first university in Malaysia. Pos Malaysia Berhad is proud to acknowledge this institution which has and continues to help to lay the foundations of the nation by producing generations of skilled and educated citizens,” said Dato’ Ikmal Hijaz Hashim, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Pos Malaysia Berhad.

“With profound appreciation to Universiti Malaya for upholding the importance of education for personal and national development, we hope that this sense of achievement will also be felt by the public through the issuance of these stamps and First Day Cover,” he added.

The stamps, 40mm x 30mm in size, are printed in sheets of 20 on “SPM watermarked, phosphor coated paper” and are available in three denominations:
  • 30 sen – Dewan Tunku Canselor Universiti Malaya
    Undoubtedly the most renowned landmark of Universiti Malaya, this hall was named after the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj who officially opened the hall on 25th June 1966 and who was also the university’s Chancellor. Each year this hall has unfailingly greeted young blood, tests their knowledge in examination and proudly congratulates the successful ones in their convocation.

  • 50 sen – Universiti Malaya Library
    Being a component of the national knowledge network for more than 40 years, the Universiti Malaya Library’s vast collection of reading materials focuses not only on academic purposes but also to support materials in all subjects that are related to Malaysia.

  • RM1 – Universiti Malaya Medical Centre
    As a statutory body of the Ministry of Education, this centre provides healthcare services to the community as well as facilities for medical education, training, research internship and consultancy.
Also available is Miniature Sheet, 70mm x 100mm in size, at RM2 which features:
  • Rimba Ilmu (Botanical Gardens)
    Established in 1974, this scientifically oriented garden was built from a 40-hectare of hilly areas of abandoned rubber estate for the need to study and conserve some of the immense diversity of plant life found in tropical forest. Since then it has worked towards creating an environmental conscious society.

  • Universiti Malaya Museum of Asian Art
    Officially opened in 1980, this museum is well-known for having the largest collection of “kendi” water vessels in the world. It also showcases more than 2 thousand pieces of ceramics from various Asian countries.
    First Day Covers at 30 sen each, Presentation Pack at RM3.50 each and Stamp Booklet at RM3 each which contains 10 sheets of 30 sen stamps can be purchased at all Post Offices nationwide. Folder at RM5 each is only available at selected Post Offices.

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