Bandar Seri Begawan - The handing over of the first day cover and joint commemorative stamps marking the 45th anniversary of a Currency Interchangeability Agreement between Brunei and Singapore was yesterday witnessed at the Stamp Gallery of the General Post Office in the capital.
In her welcoming remarks, Assistant Postmaster General cum chairperson of the organising event Hjh Siti Fadilah bte Haji Mohin explained that the stamps were produced to commemorate the longstanding ties and cooperation between both countries.
The design of the first day cover and stamps was created by the Autoriti Monetari of Brunei Darussalam, while the printing was managed by the Postal Services Department through the Foreign Security Printer.
For the Brunei first day cover, the Council Hall is seen in the background, while the landmark for Singapore is a replica of the Merlin Lion.
Meanwhile, the $1 stamp depicts the Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Mosque, the 'Padian,' Rainforest and the Ipomoea pes-caprae.
Acting Postmaster General Haji Awang Bujang bin Haji Tinkong was guest of honour at the event, which also saw the attendance of Acting Deputy Postmaster General Awg Bolhassan bin Haji Bulat among others. The guest of honour handed over the first day covers and joint commemorative stamps to Mohd Yassin, the Executive Director of Currency Management, Mint and Gallery, Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam. Members of the public who wish to obtain the first day covers and stamps can do so by heading to any of the post office counters.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin