Collectible Asian Games 2018 Stamps

Pos Indonesia has issued a special series of stamps  few months ago to commemorate the 18th Asian Games.  This is the second time Indonesia that hosted the event.

“To enliven the 2018 Asian Games held in Palembang and Jakarta from Aug. 18 through Sept. 2,23018 with 40,000 postage stamps to mark the sports event have been released nationwide,” Hasnan, the deputy chief of Pos Indonesia in Palembang, South Sumatra, said on Saturday.

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According to Hasnan, the special stamps of the 2018 Asian Games have been issued in limited numbers and will not be reprinted when sold out within the next few days.

Philately enthusiasts are advised to head straight to the nearest post office to get their hands on the limited edition stamps, only 2000 of which have been distributed in Palembang, one of the host cities of the Games.

The special Asian Games stamps bear pictures of athletes in action in sports such as soccer and volleyball.

Stamps serve to commemorate Indonesia’s role of playing host to the 18th Asian Games, thereby preserving the memory of the historic moment in postage form.

As of press time, the limited Asian Games stamps had been sold out in many Indonesian post offices.

Miss World 2013 finals move from Jakarta to Bali

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JAKARTA, Indonesia  — More than 1,000 Islamic hardliners demonstrated against the Miss World beauty contest in host country Indonesia Thursday, denouncing it as “smut and pornography,” as protests grow ahead of the show’s weekend opening.
Opposition to the pageant in the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation has intensified in the past week, with demonstrators and some officials calling for the event to be scrapped.

Miss World 2013 contestant with Ms. Julia Morley and reigning Miss World 2012 from China ( photo :  regional.kompas.com )

Organizers have already dropped the contest’s famous bikini round but the move has failed to appease hardliners and protests have been growing, with Thursday’s the biggest yet. Nine (9) candidates were selected to speak in front of the media, and our  Miss World-Philippines representative Megan Young was happily one of them. She was obviously liked by the Press as she showed her articulate side even more.

Miss World Philippines- Megan Lynne Young speaking in front of the press (photo: Miss World )

Coordinating People’s Welfare Minister Agung Laksono announced that now all of the pageant events, from the opening ceremony to the coronation night, would be held in Bali.

However, contestants, he continued, would be allowed to visit other provinces, but not as part of the program series.

“We take this decision after considering the pros and cons of the event for both the public and the organizer,” Agung said on Saturday.

In the initial schedule, after the first week of events came to an end in Bali, all 129 contestants from around the globe would then travel to Jakarta, where they would compete in different events culminating with the final on Sept. 28  at the Sentul International Convention Center (SICC).

Miss Megan Young screen capture from tonight ‘s presentation ( RTCI Indonesia)

wearing a white-long sleeves Francis Libiran gown with a combination of intricate details like swarovski  crystals and embriodery

Miss World 2013 had started its opening ceremonies  live telecast tonight  -at the Exhibition Gallery at the Westin Inn Hotel , Bali .   The Philippines started sending delegates in Miss World since 1966.

26th South East Asian Games Stamps -Palembang

STATE-owned postal firm PT Pos Indonesia has launched a series of 26th South East Asian Games stamps as part of the national effort to celebrate the biennial competition, which runs from Nov 11 to 22, 2011.

“It is a good step to making the Games successful. The series of stamps will be a great promotion,” South Sumatra Governor Alex Noerdin said during the launch in Palembang .

According to Muddai Madang the Palembang SEA Games organizer said that the Games stamps would boost the events popularity.

“We hope that the stamps will be distributed nationwide, even to remote areas, so the fiesta atmosphere of the Games can be experienced by all Indonesians,” Muddai said.

Pos Indonesia will print 7,000 stamps in six series of the Games stamps, which are Selamat Datang di Jakarta (Welcome to Jakarta), Selamat Datang di Palembang (Welcome to Palembang), table tennis, badminton, football and pencak silat traditional martial arts.


Modo and Modi are mascot of the games which symbolizes the Komodo dragon.

The mascot of SEA Games 2011 is an animal of Indonesia almost gone. The mascot is komodo (Varanus komodoensis).

Modo and Modi wear traditional costume of Indonesia. Modo (male) wears blue blouse with batik scarf. Whereas Modi (female) wears red kebaya (traditional woman blouse) with batik scarf.

Name of Modo and Modi, actually is spelling modification of words ‘muda-mudi’. Words muda and mudi are from words pemuda (young man) and pemudi (young woman). It symbolized that athletes compete in SEA Games are the young.

Modo and Modi have good characters. Their characters are: hard worker, honest, fair, familiar, friendly and sportive. The good characters of Modo and Modi are a hope in order cooperation and friendship in harmony among 11 participant countries of Souteast Asia can be continued eternally.

Each stamp is priced at Rp 2,500 and available to the public at all post offices across the country since last week until Dec 31, 2014.

The Games series stamps are valid until Dec 31, 2016.

Website: http://www.posindonesia.co.id/

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