SHOAS Bridge makes the covers

Lyna Mohamad

The sale of first day covers (FDC) and commemorative stamps began yesterday at selected postal offices nationwide, with purchases made online, and collection and payment conducted based on appointments.

This time around, the Postal Services Department chose to feature the Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien (SHOAS) Bridge, the longest bridge in Southeast Asia. It was opened to the public on March 17, 2020 to facilitate movement between Brunei-Muara and Temburong districts.

This issue offers the public first day covers, three commemorative stamps and a special miniature set. Only 3,000 pieces of the FDC, with and without stamps, were printed.

Prices for the FDC is BND3.45 with stamps, and 45 cents without stamps. The miniature set is priced at BND30 each. The set of eight stamp sheets is BND24. It is BND3 for a set of three SHOAS Bridge stamps.

The FDC is designed by Ikmalina Hakimah binti Haji Md Yunos, while the printed text was provided by the SHOAS Bridge Project Secretariat. It is printed by Southern Colour Print Limited, New Zealand on Arconvert Gummed Stamp Paper.

The stamps and FDC are available at the Gadong, Seri Complex, Muara, Sengkurong, Lumut, Mumong Kuala Belait, Seria, Tutong and Bangar post offices.

The first day covers and commemorative stamps. PHOTO: BAHYIAH BAKIR