Pahang #118 (1986)

Pahang [State of Malaysia] #118 (1986)

Pahang (ڤهڠ in Jawi, orڤهڠ دار المعمور — Pahang Darul Makmur with the Arabic honorific meaning “Abode of Tranquility”) is the third largest state in Malaysia, after Sarawak and Sabah, and the largest in Peninsular Malaysia. The state occupies the huge Pahang River river basin. It is bordered to the north by Kelantan, to the west by Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, to the south by Johor and to … Continue reading Pahang [State of Malaysia] #118 (1986)

Thailand #280 (1950)

The Holiday That Was: Coronation Day / วันฉัตรมงคล

On May 5, 1950, His Majesty the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej became the ninth king of the Chakri Dynasty amidst elaborate coronation ceremonies held in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok. The anniversary was celebrated throughout the Kingdom between 1951 and 2016 as Coronation Day (วันฉัตรมงคล — Wan Chat Mongkol), and observed at the Grand Palace by a series of religious rites lasting for three days … Continue reading The Holiday That Was: Coronation Day / วันฉัตรมงคล

Malacca #86 (1979)

Malacca [State of Malaysia] #86 (1979)

Malacca (Melaka in Malay, மலாக்கா in Tamil and 马六甲 in Chinese), dubbed “The Historic State”, is a state in Malaysia and upon the southwestern coast of the Malay Peninsula opposite Sumatra, with the state of Negeri Sembilan to the north and west and Johor to the east. Malacca is situated roughly two-thirds of the way down the west coast and commands a central position on … Continue reading Malacca [State of Malaysia] #86 (1979)

Johor #196 (1986}

Johore [State of Malaysia] #196 (1986)

Johor (جوهر) is the southernmost state of Malaysia, located between the 1°20″N and 2°35″N latitudes in the southern portion of Peninsular Malaysia. It is the fifth largest state by land area and second most populous state in Malaysia, with a total land area of 7,420 square miles (19,210 km²), and a population of 3,233,434 as of 2010. Johor is surrounded by Pahang to the north, … Continue reading Johore [State of Malaysia] #196 (1986)

Malaysia #329 (1986)

Malaysia #329 (1986)

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 127,720 square miles (330,803 square kilometers) separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Malaysian Borneo). Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, … Continue reading Malaysia #329 (1986)

Kedah #5 (1919)

Kedah #5 (1919)

Kedah (قدح) also known by its honorific, Darul Aman (دار الامن), or “Abode of Peace” is a state of Malaysia, located in the northwestern part of Peninsular Malaysia. The state covers a total area of 3,640 square miles (9,427 km²), and it consists of the mainland and Langkawi. The mainland has a relatively flat terrain, which is used to grow rice. Langkawi is an archipelago … Continue reading Kedah #5 (1919)

French Indochina #101 (1922)

French Indochina #101 (1922)

French Indochina (Indochine française in French, សហភាពឥណ្ឌូចិន in Khmer, Đông Dương thuộc Pháp in Vietnamese, ຝຣັ່ງແຫຼັມອິນດູຈີນ in Lao, and 法屬印度支那 in Cantonese), officially known as the Indochinese Union (Union indochinoise) after 1887 and the Indochinese Federation (Fédération indochinoise) after 1947, was a grouping of French colonial territories in Southeast Asia. A grouping of the three Vietnamese regions of Tonkin (north), Annam (center), and Cochinchina (south) with … Continue reading French Indochina #101 (1922)

Dutch Indies #31 (1900)

Dutch Indies #31 (1900)

The Dutch Indies, also known as the Netherlands Indies (Nederlands(ch)-Indië) was a Dutch colony consisting of Java, Sumatra, Lesser Sundas, Madura, Celebes, Moluccas, Western New Guinea, and two thirds of Borneo. It was formed from the nationalized colonies of the Dutch East India Company, which came under the administration of the Dutch government in 1800. The name was translated by the English as the Dutch East Indies, to … Continue reading Dutch Indies #31 (1900)