Singapore - Scott #782 (1997)

Jinrickshaws & the Expulsion of Singapore

On August 9, 1965, Singapore was expelled from Malaysia and became the only country to date to gain independence unwillingly. Malaysia had been formed on September 16, 1963, as a new political entity from the merger of the Federation of Malaya with the former British colonies of North Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore. This marked the end of a 144-year period of British rule in Singapore, beginning … Continue reading Jinrickshaws & the Expulsion of Singapore

Thailand #TH-1059e (2015)

Thai National Children’s Day / วันเด็กแห่งชาติ

Thailand reserves the second Saturday in January each year to honor the Kingdom’s children and  gives them the opportunity to have fun and to create awareness about their significant role towards the development of the country, Established in October 1955, National Children’s Day (Wan Dek Haeng Chat — วันเด็กแห่งชาติ) was observed on the first Monday of October until 1964. The celebration was changed to January beginning in … Continue reading Thai National Children’s Day / วันเด็กแห่งชาติ