Stamps in honour of ruler
The first day covers and stamps to commemorate the installation of the 11th Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan, Tuanku Muhriz Tuanku Munawir, will be launched today.
The commemorative stamps and first day covers launch will be held together with a royal exhibition at the Istana Lama Seri Menanti here.
The month-long exhibition, organised by the Negri Sembilan Museum Board (LMNS), will display photographs of the royal family and historical materials from the days of Tuanku Muhriz's father, the late Tuanku Munawir Tuanku Abdul Rahman.
LMNS director Shamsudin Ahmad said the stamps would be a valuable collection for local and foreign stamp enthusiasts, besides the opportunity to learn more about the royal family at the exhibition.
"This is of one of the most significant royal occasions in the state in many years.
"Visitors will get a glimpse into the life and history of Tuanku Muhriz and his family."
The exhibition will be open to the public from 9am to 6pm.
Among other events lined up for the royal celebration is a week-long handicraft carnival and exhibition of the state's history, which begins today at the Terachi Culture and Handicraft Centre, located near the palace.
Visitors and locals can also enjoy local films, including Jangan Pandang Belakang and Congkak, organised by the state National Culture and Arts Department (JKKN) and Malaysian National Film Development Corporation at the Seri Menanti field.
The screenings start from 8pm today.
State JKKN deputy director Rahmat Md Noh said today's screening would be the first of a series of programmes, including cultural performances and concerts, lined up for the royal celebration.
The istiadat bersiram (royal bathing ceremony) will be held tomorrow, where Tuanku Muhriz and his consort, Tunku Ampuan Besar Negri Sembilan Tuanku Aishah Rohani Tengku Besar Mahmud, will be carried out of the Istana Besar Seri Menanti on a takhta rencana (royal carriage).
They will be taken to the panca persada (ceremonial dais), where the royal bathing ceremony, conducted by the orang empat istana (senior ceremonial officials), will take place.
Date of Issue : 26th October 2009
Stamp Value : 30 sen, 50 sen RM1
Sheet Content : 20 Values
First Day Cover Value : 30 Sen
Perforation : 14
Paper : Watermarked SPM, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process Lithography
Printer : Percetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn. Bhd.
Designer : Royal Malaysian Navy