Friday, 27 February 2009

Postcard from Indonesia

A postcard showing Jakarta's downtown, sent from the city of Semarang on 7 February 2009 and received on 17 days later, with an impressive set of 4 different stamps.

The Rp 1,000 is a 2001 greeting stamp from a series of six, presented in my earlier post about Indonesia. The gastronomy stamp of Rp 1,500, issued on 6 July 2008, (150,000 sets) shows sate bandeng - "this kind of food is grilled using champ made from bamboo trunk. Sate Bandeng is made of crushed fresh milkfish meat by releasing its bones then inserted back into its skin so it looks like a whole fish. This food is served as a side dish of rice."

Next to it is one of the three Indonesian stamps issued on 10 January 2009 (300,000 sets) in commemoration of the year of ox, and the last stamp is part of a series dedicated to the issues of global warming and protection of the enviroment, issued on 5 June 2007 in 200,000 copies, showing icebergs and floating ice.

Thank you, Shinta:-)

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