Sunday, 17 April 2011

Postcard #5: Malacca's Trishaw—Malaysia

Undoubtedly, Indonesian and Malaysian cultures are quite similar in many ways. That's why Lufra stated that she found difficulty to choose a daily life card for me. Finally she chose a card from Malacca—the hometown of her father—to be sent to me.

A long time ago, Portugal, Dutch, British, and Japanese all have tied to control the city because of its strategic strategic position for the 15th - 18th century trade between Europe and Asia. The colonisation made the culture and townscapes  of Malacca further evolved. Due to its richness of multicultural heritage that is both tangible and intangible, the historical city centre of Malacca has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7 July 2008. 

The card that Lufra sent to me showing trishaw riders taking a breather outside People's Museum at Jalan Kota in Malacca. Harking back to the 1940's, trishaw can be rented for sightseeing tours of this historical city. Even though trishaws are also very common in my country, I always love cards with townscape or  related to UNESCO WHS, so I think she made no mistake choosing this one. :D

Lufra stuck two stamps of bird series. The one with face value 30 cents is Merbah Beringin (Alophoixus ochraceus) and the one with face value 20 cents is Tetukul (Streptopelia chinensis).  

Terima kasih Lufra atas kad pos dan setemnya!


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