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We have another exciting meetup report to share with you, all the way from Malaysia 🇲🇾 . The Postcrossing community there is super-enthusiastic and decided to do something special this past World Post Day. They had several simultaneous meetups around the country, took lots of photos and prepared this report to inspire you all to get out there and meet each other!

The 5th Malaysian Postcrossing meetup was held on October 9th 2017, at the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office, in conjunction with World Post Day 2017 celebration and stamp launch. The meeting was held at the hall of the post office building on the 3rd floor. A total of 46+ postcrossers from all over Malaysia participated in this meetup.

Postcard signing activity commencing and some of the meetup card produced by Malaysian postcrossers

Postcard signing activity commencing and some of the meetup cards produced by Malaysian postcrossers

The event start off at 10am with speeches by Mdm. Diyana Lean Abdullah (Head of Stamp & Philately Department, Pos Malaysia) and Dato’ Anuar Bashah (President of Philatelic Society of Malaysia). A short talk on “Development of Postcrossing in Malaysia & How to Promote Postcrossing” was given by Shaliza Atikah (aka Honeysha).

A postcard exhibition and competition was held at the same hall, with a total of 18 exhibition panels from 17 participants. The topics exhibited ranged widely; i.e. anime, maxicards, orangutans, postal related items, Year of the Rooster 2017, weddings, and many more. Each panel consisted of 16 A4-size frames. The competition was judged by fellow meetup participants and the President of Philatelic Society of Malaysia.

Postcard exhibition and competition

Postcard exhibition and competition

Meetup participants — big and small!

Meetup participants — big and small!

This year, the meetup was also joined by a group of students from the school SK Putrajaya Presint 14(1). They were introduced to the hobby of postcard collecting and participated in postcard writing activity and colouring competition. The event ended around 1.30pm with the prize giving ceremony for the postcard exhibition competition and school children colouring contest. A lucky draw event was also held with the prizes being postcards and souvenirs given by the participants.

Group photo of all the participants in the Kuala Lumpur meeting

Group photo of all the participants in the Kuala Lumpur meeting

Another meetup occurred simultaneously in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah. The meetup brought together 9 postcrossers at a local restaurant and the Kota Kinabalu General Post Office. They visited the mail sorting area of the general post office and presented the staff with a cake to celebrate World Post Day.

Meeting in Kota Kinabalu with visit to mail sorting area at the post office

Meeting in Kota Kinabalu with visit to mail sorting area at the post office

A mini meetup also occurred at the post office in Tenom, an interior region of the state of Sabah:

Mini-meetup in Tenom

Mini-meetup in Tenom

The next day (10/10/2017), two Malaysian postcrossers (Shaliza Atikah aka honeysha85 and Kamaruzaain A. Kadir aka kamaruzaain) appeared on a segment of the TV programme “Malaysia Hari Ini” to promote Postcrossing and the hobby of postcard collecting. The programme also highlighted the World Post Day meetup, with interviews from some of the participants. The programme segment is available on this YouTube link.

Malaysia Hari Ini program interviews

Pos Malaysia and Philatelic Society of Malaysia were supportive of Malaysian postcrossing activities, providing the venue for the meetup, door gifts, competition prizes, etc. Also this year, we are able to collaborate with the Panda Post (China) which provided us with Panda Post cartoon postcards for the meetup participants.

Also, thanks to all the committee members who have contributed their time and energy to ensure the success of this meetup: Kamaruzaain A. Kadir (aka kamaruzaain), Khor Kok Keong (aka kkkhor), Matthew Lai KH (Matthew07), Nurulhuda Abdul Kadir (newrule), Shaliza Atikah (honeysha85), Tan Wei Loon (alansxi86), and Yoong Pooi Leng (plyoong).

Photo credits: Matthew Lai, Natasha Putri, Fiona Wong, Caroline Chia and May Anny.

Thank you guys, that was fantastic! 👍

No matter whether a meeting is big or small, it’s always nice to meet new friends and share the love of postcards with other like-minded people… so have a look in the meetups page for events happening near you, or feel free to organise your own on the forum!

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33 comments so far

honeysha85, Malaysia
Thank you to Postcrossing team for publishing our meetup. πŸ˜„
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mary29sabah, Malaysia
Thank you for publishing the news! It’s been a wonderful meetup :)
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DerpyPoint, Malaysia
Thank you for covering this meetup :D My first and quite an awesome one.
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scha_nat, Malaysia
I was one of the postcrossers that attended the meetup in Kuala Lumpur. Very fun, exciting and met many new postcrossers too! Thank you to all of the committee members who put hard work and made it into a successful event. Looking forward to next year's world post day.
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Yaoxuenan, China
Hope your Pcers like Panda cards from CHINA PANDA POST.And warm welcome other countries to apply panda postcards for PC meeting^ o^ for free.
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Topas, Germany
wow, what a great event. Very successful with so many participants.
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harrickson, United States of America
Fabulous!
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wanamirul0706, United Kingdom
Cool! I wish to be with you guys but I'm studying in London at the moment!
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ned44440, Ireland
The Postcrossing Community is wonderful and is fantastic at spreading the love πŸ’•. These look like two great meetings and I think we would all love to get a card from either one πŸ’Œ.
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AnnetteW, Australia
Spent two weeks in Malaysia in July and August. Love the country and the people. So glad you have an enthusiastic Postcrossing community! You also have brilliant postcards - I bought some truly stunning pop up ones while I was there. Looking forward to receiving my first Malaysian Postcrossing postcard! All the best.
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StarryStarryNight, Japan
Brilliant happenings, congratulations to the organisers and participants! :) :) Hopefully I'll get to join one some day!
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Flippie, Canada
Congratulations, what a great organization full with enthusiastic Post-crossers. Now, I'm hoping to find a meet-up card from you guys once...
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sinta, Indonesia
Such a great Postcrossing event, congrats to all Malaysian Postcrossers! Terima kasih kepada Nurulhuda Abdul Kadir dan Matthew Lai Kee Huong for sending me meetup cards and for sharing the link to Malaysian TV Program - I even can see my Rooster postcard there! :D
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mizaa, Malaysia
So sorry couldn't make it to the meetup! congratulations to those who made it, proud Malaysian postcrosser here. x
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Lario, France
very beautiful
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mounten, Italy
Congratulations to everyone, fantastic meet - up from Malaysia. I hope to get one of your postcards for my meet-up collection.Thank you and carry on! Ciao UTA
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pucky, Netherlands
I guess the first one was held october 9th, not november 9th!
How great it looks, so many happy people!
Thanks you all for sharing!
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meiadeleite, Portugal
@pucky well spotted! the right month is october, of course :)
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syahira_mails, Malaysia
I hope I meet you all again at the next meet up !
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tuandon, United States of America
Tabek! Saya merasa gembira melihatkan mesyuarat ini. Tahniah!
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mihneaR, Romania
Wow - so many people!! Amazing! Maybe one day I will join such meeting :)
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Merrilyn, Australia
What a great occasion. Well done to the organizers!
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Sfander, Canada
Congratulations and well done! Malaysia sure knows how to do it up right!! It looked like a lot of fun was had by all and I think it is great when everyone gets together like that to make such a success of the day. I enjoyed reading about it...thanks for sharing.
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pamelarose, United States of America
What a fun event - I loved reading about it and seeing the great photos!
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maysyam, Malaysia
Congratulations to everyone! . Hope I can join the next Malaysian Postcrossing meetup.
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ovidius, Romania
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MyLifeAsLouis, Malaysia
To all the Malaysian postcrossers, happy postcrossing!
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ipuenktchen, Iran
congrats for malaysian postcrossers had so great meetings at the international post day!!!! and what a nice idea you had many students with you to learn about postcrossing.. all the best for your future and kind regards!!!!!!!!!!!
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dezthumak, United States of America
Can there be a blog post on First Day of Issue Covers?
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Yuliya_K, Ukraine
Please, help me, how can I write to site's admine ?
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dragon_girl10, Malaysia
Darn! I didn't know there was a meet! Where can I get plugged in for the next event?
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brandy1680, Malaysia
Hi. I'm a postcrosser from Kota Kinabalu. Perhaps I can join the next meetup. Never been to one before. ^_^
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shinjinee94, India
Hello. I am a postcrosser from India. Hope there is a meet up in my city.
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