Sunday, April 27, 2008

10th Anniversary of the Formation of Federal Territory

Commemorative Issue of Postage Stamps to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Formation of Federal Territory

Date of Issue: 1984-02-01
Denominations: 20 cents, 40 cents, and 80 cents
Stamp Size: 39 mm x 24.5 mm
Paper: Unwatermarked
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Printer: Security Printers (M) Sdn. Bhd. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Sheet Composition: 100 stamps
Designer: Mara Institute of Technology, Shah Alam

Stamps in the Series:

First Day Cover:

Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia was proclaimed a city on 1st February 1972. It is in Kuala Lumpur that the economic activities of trade and industry are concentrated on both locally and internationally. It is also the center for Federal Government policy and decision-making and the station for all communication networks. In 1974 the Federal Capital was extended to cover 243 sq km (94 sq miles) and later came to be known as the Federal Territory having a population of 1,036,000 people (1980 population census).

During the past ten years Federal Territory has undergone rapid social, economical and physical development. This is in line with the Government’s intention to plan a dynamic city comfortable to live and work in. Being one of the major cities for the production of the world’s primary commodity, the Government’s intention is to transform Kuala Lumpur into a trade center.

Kuala Lumpur has played its role as a political and administrative center since Independence. It is here that most government ministries, private firms and foreign embassies are located. With the declaration of Kuala Lumpur as a city and the formation of the Federal Territory, Kuala Lumpur is now in the process of playing a vital role in the economic and social field so that its people could enjoy a better standard of living.

Living its tug as an exemplary city, Kuala Lumpur naturally outshines other towns in terms of beauty, convenience and other facilities. Lately the government has increased its effort to boost the beauty of Kuala Lumpur. All these factors are imported to the present population who are concerned with a higher quality of life and a decent environment.

Today, there are many interesting places in Kuala Lumpur. Nevertheless, due to development process, many trees are being cut down thus destroying its natural landscape. Therefore, it is the Government’s aim to safeguard and maintain as much of the trees and the natural landscape as possible so as to ensure the quality of the surroundings, whereby Kuala Lumpur can truly be called a ‘Garden City’.

It is the nation’s objective to ensure that the development of the Federal Territory achieves an equal balance among the other regions. Its aim is to ascertain an equitable distribution, not only in terms of income, but also to provide health and education facilities, public services, recreational facilities, housing, social and economical development in line with the New Economic Policy.

20c – Depicts the Federal Territory as a city state clean and free from environmental air pollution – that is in line with the concept of a ‘Garden City’.

40c – Township Location Concept. Though Federal Territory is fast developing but emphasizes on restructuring all the districts with well planned and organized buildings.

80c – Depicts the Federal Territory as a city state clean and free from environmental air pollution – that is in line with the concept of a ‘Garden city’

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