Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Old Documents - 1961 Certificate of Service

This certificate of service belongs to my grandfather. My aunt had been keeping this. He had passed his standard seven in 1926 and joined the Public Works Department. One of the project which he had worked for was the Penang Road Police Station which is now the Penang HQ ( IPK ).

Friday, October 8, 2010

Commemorative Coin - Bunga Raya 50 Years As Proclamation As National Flower

Another commemorative coin into my collection. Was not able to get it when it was sold on the first day at Bank Negara. Had to buy it from my regular dealer from SP - Mr Lim. Iv got a few now. Anyone wants it ? Selling it for RM 20

The Bunga Raya
The Bunga Raya or Hibiscus Flower was officially proclaimed as the National flower by Malaysia's first Prime Minister, the late Tunku Abdul Rahman on the 28th July 1960. The five petals of hibiscus represent the five principals of Rukunegara ( Nationhood ) in fostering unity and developing a fair and equal society.

The red colour of the Hibiscus refelects the country's economy and political strength and courage in facing challanges. In general the rich diversity of the Hibuscus which appear in many colour and sizes, symbolises Malaysia's muliti racial society, religion and cultural diversity living in harmony.

The Hibiscus was immortalised as one of the images in the National Embelem of Malaysiaon 19th May 1983. The Hibiscus was declared as a National heritage on 7th july 2007.

  • The Obverse Side of the Coin
    The centre of the coin features the image of the Bunga Raya as the National Flower with the words "50 Tahun" at the upper circumference. The years "1960 - 2010" appear below the Bunga Raya, and the words "Bunga Raya Bunga Kebangsaan" at the lower circumference of the coin.
  • The Reverse Side of the Coin
    The centre shows the map of Malaysia, with the Malaysian flag as the background. The upper circumference displays the words "Bank Negara Malaysia" with the denomination below it. "Jabatan Warisan Negara" as organiser of the ceremony for the proclamation anniversary appears on the lower circumference of the coin.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Western Bar The Game

Im sure this game bring's back old memories to many. One of the best 'Game & Watch'. It was a target of almost every kid during the late 80's and early 90's. I used to get hooked on this game for hours ( too bad i couldn't buy one than ). Well Submarine Battle & Heli-Battle ( Pic below ) was also a famous game among kids. Iv also played Submarine Battle a few times. Few years back i was able to get the Western Bar from Rope Walk, Penang. Its in a good condition and stillfunctioning. Just another collection to bring back the memories of 'The Golden Days'.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Old Documents - 1952 Statutory Declaration

This statutory declaration was made by my late grandfather. My aunt have been keeping this. A 58 year old document. The statutory declaration was made in 1952 at the Nibong Tebal court in Penang.

Monday, October 4, 2010

150 Year old Champagne Glass

This 150 year old crystal goblet was used in one of the palace in England during the Victorian years. Got it as a wedding gift from my sister's God Parents in NZ. A very special collection. Thanks to Carol & Keith.

1980's Malaysia First Day Cover

Passed to me by my beloved aunt, from the collection of her late husband. Will upload more soon.

Coin - Endangered Bird Species 2005

The Bird Series comprises 12 issues representing 12 selected endangered bird species was minted in 2005. The 12 endangered bird species in the series are the straw- headed Bulbul , Great Argus , white- bellied Sea Eagle, Collared Kingfisher , Asian Fairy Bluebird , Rhinoceros Hornbill, Nicobar Pigeon, Crested Wood Partridge, Black and Red Broadbill, Great Egret, Green Imperial Pigeon and Brown Shrike. The coins are made of nordic gold with a face value of 25 sen. The obverse of the coin depicts one of the 12 birds and the words "ENDANGERED SPECIES SERIES" is on the upper part of the circumference.

The common name of the bird in Bahasa Malaysia, English and its scientific name are on the lower part of the circumference.The reverse of the coin depicts the denomination and the logo for the Bird Series, represented by the Hornbill.

The Bird Series coins are minted and distributed by the Royal Mint of Malaysia. They can be bought from the BNM, the Coin Shoppe of the Royal Mint of Malaysia in Shah Alam and the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.

Old Documents - Bank Book of Ban Hin Lee

Remember this bank? Ban Hin Lee Bank :-)
Ban Hin Lee Bank was founded in 1935 by Yeap Chor Ee, who made his fortune from sugar, rubber, oil and tin-mining. Ban Hin Lee means ten thousand prosperity bank. It was formally incorporated as a private limited company in September 17, 1935. It later merged with Southern Bank Bhd (SBB) in late 1990's.

Commemorative Coin - Islamic Meet 2003

This commemorative coin was issued by Bank Negara Malaysia in October 2003 to commemorate the 10th Session Of The Islamic Summit Conference held on 16-18 October 2003 at Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Technical Specification
Type : Nordic gold
Composition : Cu 89 Zn 5 Al 5 Sn 1
Diameter : 30 mm
Weight : 9.16 gram
Thickness : 2 mm
Authorized Mintage : 25,000 pieces

Commemorative Coin - 2001 Sea Games

This RM1 commemorative coin was issued on 8 September 2001 by Bank Negara Malaysia to commemorate the event of Southeast Asia Games or SEA Games XXI that held in Kuala Lumpur from in 2001.
Techincal Specification
Type : Cupro-Nickel Coin
Composition : Copper 75 Nickel 25
Diameter : 33.7 mm
Weight : 16.8 g
Thickness : 2.6 mm
Approved mintage : 100,000 pieces

1990 Malaysia Coins Collection - Limited Edition

This limited edition coin album which compromise the new coins which was issued since 1990 together with its meaning and purpose of each coin.

Old Documents - Georgetown City Council Health Card

Georgetown City Council Child Health Card :
Health card in all four languages and its 'Georgetown CITY Council'. George Town was given the status as a “City” or “Bandaraya” on the 1st of January 1957 by Queen Elizabeth II few months ahead of the Independence of the Nation. However during the restructuring period, the George Town Municipal Council was merged with the Rural District of Council and Penang Municipal Council was formed. Evantough the ‘City’ status was not revoked officially, both - the Federal and State Government does not recognize George Town as a ‘City’ ( so silly ). List of Cities in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur - 1st Feb 1972
Ipoh - 27th May 1988
Kuching Utara dan Selatan - 1st Aug1988
Johor Bahru - 1st Jan 1994
Kota Kinabalu - 2nd Feb 2000
Shah Alam - 10th Okt 2000
Bandar Melaka - 15th Apr 2003
Alor Star - 21st Dis 2003
Miri - 20th May 2005
Petaling Jaya - 20th June 2006
Kuala Terengganu - 1st Jan 2008

Canon Replica

Bought this canon from an antique shop in New Zealand. Weighs about 8kg and 40cm long. Had a nice experience at the Penang Airport with the authority when i brought it back, whereby when the beg was scanned, they thought it was a gun.. :-) One of my favourite collection.

Syampoo Bottle From Hotels

This is one of my favourite collection which i have been collecting since the past 2 years. Its from the hotels where i have stayed. I really fancy these collections. One of the bottle which kept me going collecting more design, was the syampoo bottle from the Palace of The Golden Horses -where its a horse shape bottle. Among the bottles in my collection are from E&O (one of the best hotel iv stayed), The Zon, Royal Bintang, Vistana, Gurney, Corus, Legend, Dynasty, Seri Pacific, D'Village and etc. Iv got about 100+ bottles now in my collection.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

1940 Daily Mail

Got this news paper from a friend. Many interesting news which includes Hitler and the 32nd US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Issuance of Commemorative Coins in Conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Bunga Raya as the National Flower

Bank Negara Malaysia is issuing three types of commemorative coins to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the proclamation of the Bunga Raya as the National Flower. The commemorative coins were launched by Seri Paduka Baginda Yang di-Pertuan AgongTuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin Ibni Almarhum Sultan Mahmud Al-Muktafi Billah Shah at Kompleks Perbadanan Kraftangan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

For more info, visit :

Pumic Rock - 1800 Years Old

This rock was taken from Lake Toupo ( from a volcanic moutain to a lake ) which is situated in the volcanic heart of the North Island of NZ. Lake Taupo region is home to New Zealand's largest fresh water lake, fascinating geothermal areas and the famous Huka Falls.

Pumice rocks are igneous rocks which were formed when lava cooled quickly above ground. You can see where little pockets of air had been. This rock is so light, that many pumice rocks will actually float in water. Pumice is actually a kind of glass and not a mixture of minerals. Because this rock is so light, it is used quite often as a decorative landscape stone.

The Taupo Eruption 1800 years ago

The most recent eruption of Taupo was about 1800 years ago. Although the precise year of eruption is not know, evidence from trees preserved at Pureora Forest suggest it occurred in late summer. The Taupo eruption was a complex series of events. The first phases of the eruption produced a series of five pumice and ash fall deposits over a wide area of the central North Island, especially east of Taupo and beyond Napier into Hawke Bay. The eruption culminated with a large and very energetic pyroclastic flow that devastated an area of about 20,000 square kilometres and filled all the major river valleys of the central North Island with pumice and ash. These pumice deposits can still be seen today and many of the major rivers in the North Island carry large amounts of this pumice when in flood. Rounded pumice found on the beaches of the North Island have come from this eruption.

The Taupo eruption took place from a line of vents near the eastern side of the modern lake. At the beginning of the eruption, the vent was clear of the lake as there is minimal evidence for water involvement with the erupting magma. However the lake eventually breached the vent and several stages of the eruption were dominated by mixing of the magma and lake water, with fine ash being formed. Fall of this ash was accompanied on occasion by heavy rain.

For more info on Toupo Volcano visit :

Rose Drawing

This rose pic is approximately 60+ years old. It was passed to me by my late bro in law, which was given to him by his late granny from NZ. A beautiful painting.

F & N Bottle

F & N bottle which was used in 1960's - 1980's