Monday, August 13, 2012

Malaysia - Traditional Livelihood 2012

Technical Details:
Date of Issue : 21 June 2012
Stamp Value : 60 Cents, 80 Cents (setenent) & RM1 (setenent)
Sheet Content : 20 Stamps
Perforation 14
Paper : SPM Phosphor Coat
Designer : Peter Chuah, Orient Communications
Printing Process : Lithography
Printer : National Security Printer

0.60 Cents - Penjaja Lemang
0.60 Cents - Penjaja Manisan
0.60 Cents - Tukang Ubat Traditional
0.60 Cents - Penjaja Pasembor
0.60 Cents - Tukang Dobi

0.80 Cents - Tukang Seni Kertas
0.80 Cents - Tukang Tilik
1.00 RM - Penjaja Satay
1.00 RM - Penjaja Nasi Kandar

Traditional traders were are important part in the life of humble communities of bygone days.  Goods were scarce and wants were fewer.   The arrivals of these itinerant hawkers were an event most welcomed and their departures lent a promise of hope for new goods on their next visit.  Though their wares were limited these traders somehow managed to fill the needs of the humble and poor who could not afford to patronize stores run by big trading houses which have more to offer.

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