5.7 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Turkey – Pictures

10 11 2011
Rescuers search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed hotel in Van, eastern Turkey, late Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Evrim Aydin, Anatolia) TURKEY OUT

On Wednesday night, a magnitude-5.7 earthquake hit eastern Turkey.

At least 7 people were killed and more people are still trapped under the fallen buildings.

25 buildings collapsed, including 2 hotels in the city of Van.

24 people had been rescued alive so far from the rubble of the buildings. 

Some foreign rescue workers and journalists who stayed at the Bayram Hotel that was collapsed in this earthquake are still missing.

They were helping and covering the victim of the magnitude-7.2 earthquake that hit the area on October 23, 2011.

This is a disaster.

Rescue workers search for survivors at a collapsed building in Van, eastern Turkey, November 9, 2011. REUTERS/Evrim Aydin/Anadolu Agency

Rescue workers gather early Thursday Nov. 10, 2011, at a hotel which collapsed in an earthquake in Van, Turkey, where aid workers and and journalists stayed. (AP Photo / DHA Turkish TV) TV OUT - TURKEY OUT - ROJ TV OUT

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Very Old Malaya Stamps

10 11 2011

The beautiful old Malaya stamps. Among them them are the King George V series, King George VI Straits Settlement- BMA series, the tiger head series, the mosque series and others.

On the day that I went to the Amcorp Mall Flea Market, we bought some stamp album sheets from Uncle Abdullah and he invited us to see his wonderful old Malaya stamps.

Uncle Abdullah has a large collection of old rare Malaya stamps.

He even has the Sungei Ujong Queen Victoria stamps.

The stamps were so beautiful and very, very expensive.

That was the first time I have seen most of the stamps.

It is very hard to get those stamps now.

Uncle Abdullah bought some of his very old Malaya stamps from England.

But I prefer my Olympics stamps because I am more interested in sports than history 🙂

And moreover, my Olympics stamps are more colourful with lots of flags on them.

Of all the stamps that I saw on that day, the one that I like the most is the orange 50 cents Juditial stamp (in the last picture below).

I collect stamps and I wish I could have the stamps one day 😐

The old Malaya stamps from the tiger series. The $2.00, $5.00 and S10.00 must be very expensive.

Another set of old Malaya stamps; I call these stamps the mosque series.

These Queen Victoria Malaya stamps are also very, very old and older than the tiger and the mosque series. This is the first time I saw the Sungei Ujong stamps(1881 to 1890).

More beautiful stamps from the Queen Victoria series(188i-1891).

The beautiful Judicial stamps that I love the most. They must be very old because they have Queen Victoria printed on them.








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