P. Ramlee Birthplace
Lyan was very excited to have been able to visit the birthplace (now a museum) of P. Ramlee (1929-1973), an actor, director, and singer/songwriter, and an entertainment icon in Malaysia. I can’t help but notice that she selected this very dashing, shirtless portrait of Ramlee, when there were no doubt other options — say, Ramlee (seen with his guitar) in one of his comedic roles:
The stamps denote the “1Malaysia” initiative. Malaysia is a very diverse culture, comprised of native Malay and other indigenous peoples, as well as ethnic Tamils and other Indians, Chinese, Vietnamese, and many more groups. 1Malaysia recognizes this diversity, but encourages unity by celebrating the unique Malaysian culture.