Kampung Boy (Ein Frechsdachs Aus Malaysia) By Lat

On Sunday I went to the Institut Terjemahan Buku Malaysia (ITBM)’s garage sale in Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur.

The books were cheaper compared to their normal prices since ITBM offered discounts from 25% to 70%.

My father went there to buy a book named, “Kontrak Sosial” written by Aunty Shamrahayu; but he ended buying a few big bags of books.

While looking around the garage sale, my father found a copy of “Kampung Boy”, by Lat which was translated to German, Ein Frechsdachs Aus Malaysia. 

 "Kampung Boy" or "Ein Frechsdachs Aus Malaysia" by Lat.
“Kampung Boy” or “Ein Frechsdachs Aus Malaysia” by Lat.

Since I’m learning German, my sister asked my mother to buy it for me so that I can practice my German.

I cannot understand all of the words in the book, but among the sentences that I can understand fully is:

Drei Tage später zahlte mein Vater 15 ringgit an meine Großmutter (normale Gebühr für das erste Kind).
Three days later, my father paid 15 ringgit to my grandmother (normal fee for the first child).
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It’s very interesting to read the book especially when I’m trying to understand the story in German.

It’s a very good practice for me and I learnt some new German words which I never knew before.

Very Old Malaya Stamps

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.

Stamp Fair In PJ

My mother(L) and I(middle) was searching for beautiful stamps at the stamp fair with another stamp collector (R).

We went to a stamp fair in Petaling Jaya on Saturday, June 12, 2011.

It was held at the Perpustakaan Komuniti Petaling Jaya or Petaling Jaya Community Library.

There were a lot of beautiful and colourful stamps at the fair.

I bought a lot lovely ‘Olympics stamps’, stamps on space travels, animals and many others from Uncle Haji Mohamed Abdullah.

I also bought some Spanish stamps to complete my collection.

I started to collect Spanish stamps after Pak Cik Amin gave me some colourful Spanish stamps.

And I was very happy because I found a stamp with a picture of Yuri Gagarin!

Uncle Haji Mohamed Abdullah is a stamp dealer from Penang (Pulau Pinang).

Anyway, big sister Kaman bought a lot more stamps than me 😐

There was a colouring contest, lucky draws and stamp display by the Philatelic Society Of Malaysia at the stamp fair.

My big sister Kaman won one of the lucky draws.

The prize was a key chain.

During the last stamp fair, I won two first day covers.

I love to go to stamps fairs because I love stamps 🙂

Stamp Fair In PJ

A 5 cent stamp from 1965 Malaysian Orchids Definitive Series.

There was a stamp fair in Petaling Jaya, Selangor on March 12 and 13, 2010.

The fair was held at the Perpustakaan Komuniti Petaling Jaya or Petaling Jaya Community Library.

I went there on March 12 and went there again on March 13.

There were a lot of stamp dealers at the stamp fair.

I was looking at the beautiful stamps.

I bought beautiful stamps from Uncle Haji Mohamed Abdullah.

Uncle Haji Mohamed Abdullah is a stamp dealer from Penang (Pulau Pinang).

Uncle Haji Mohamed Abdullah was explaining some interesting facts about stamps.

There was a stamp display by the Philatelic Society Of Malaysia.

On the first day of the stamp fair, I won a lucky draw.

The prize was two first day covers from Pos Malaysia (Malaysia Postal Service).

When it’s time to go home, Uncle Haji Mohamed Abdullah gave me a set stamps of Lady Diana.

The stamps shows photos of Lady Diana’s visits to different countries.

Inaugural Stamps and Philately Exhibition At Muzium Negara

On 10 Feb, 2011 I went to a stamp exhibition.

The exhibition was held at the Muzium Negara (National Museum), Kuala Lumpur.

My sister Kafah and I on the way to the exhibition hall.

There were lots of stamps at the exhibition.

The exhibition hall.

Over there, I saw the Penny Black and other stamps with picture of Penny Black.

Penny Black was the world’s first adhesive postage stamp.

A photo of the Penny Black.
A photo of the Penny Black.

Since the theme of the exhibition was ‘World of Flora and Fauna’ there were mostly flowers, plants and animals stamps at the exhibition.

The stamps were beautiful and colourful.

I love Penny Black the most because Penny Black was the first stamp in the world.

There were lots of stamps and and things that are related to the postal service at the exhibition.

There were also very old mailbox, old weighing scales, an old postman bicycle, old postmark machine and other things related to the postal service in the past.

And I also saw the longest stamp in Malaysia.

An old postman bicycle.

We spent almost 3 hours at the exhibition.

I enjoyed myself at the exhibition because I could see lots and lots of beautiful, old and new stamps from all over the world.

Kafah and I at the Muzium Negara.

Stamp Collecting

A nice stamp collection. I wish I can collect all of them one day.

I’m starting a new hobby – stamp collecting.

I want to collect stamps because stamps are very colourful and beautiful.

These train stamps are beautiful.

We can learn about history, geography, animals, plants and all kinds of other things from stamps.

Flowers stamps.

But first I would need a stamp album and a stamp tong.

Then I’ll need the stamps.

I can buy the stamps or ask for some stamps from my parents, my sisters and my friends.

A Malaysian fruit stamp.

I hope I can get a stamp album and a few stamps to collect as my birthday present 🙂

Penny Black is the world's first stamp.