sign in a cave in Laos

29 November 2016

Perak Tong on new Malaysian stamp

In Nov 2016 Pos Malaysia issued a new series of stamps, Places of Worship. There are 5 stamps of 60 sen in the set, and one of them features Perak Tong cave temple in Ipoh.

From Pos Malaysia :
Places of Worship
Date of Issue 21 November 2016
Date Of Sale 21 November 2016 Sales at all Pos Offices, nationwide
16 November 2016 Sales started for First Day Cover (without stamps) at all Pos Offices, nationwide

Unfortunately the leaflet that comes with the FDC has wrongly translated the name of the cave and also gives the wrong location!! It should be called Perak Tong or Perak Cave, not Tong Temple, and it is located in Gunung Tasek, not Gunung Rapat.