Monday, November 24, 2014

【Orang Asli Blowpipe maximum card 马来西亚原住民吹筒极限片】

【Orang Asli Blowpipe maximum card 马来西亚原住民吹筒极限片】

I came to know about the NGO organisation of COAC (Centre for Orang Asli Concerns) and POASM (Persatuan Orang Asli Semanjung Malaysia) when I was searching for the relevant postcards to realise the maximum cards for an ORANG ASLI stamp issue in the year 2010. I knew there was an Orang Asli museum in Gombak, Kuala Lumpur , so I made a trip to the museum to learn more about the Orang Asli Community and at the same time to look for Orang Asli Postcards. I was introduced by the museum official about Dr. Colin Nicholas, an anthropologist dedicated to the research and preservation of the identity, culture and future of Orang Asli- the oldest inhabitant in Malaysia. Got hold of a telephone contact, I met Dr. Nicholas Colin personally, was amazed by his enthusiasm on Orang Asli matters. His home - a 2 storey link house , is decorated with original orang asli native features. His house and the study room is packed with volumes of published books and researched articles on Malaysia Orang Asli matters. Many stories were told on how he assisted in protecting the orang asli settlements from destruction and intrusion of lands by project developments. During the conversion he told he had just returned from Kelantan on the morning itself, after having solved an issue of an Orang Asli Chapel being threatened to be torn down. This was a fruitful trip indeed, I got hold of what I wanted – the set of precious original postcards printed by the organisation. I realised these postcards into maximum cards, with a pictorial postmark @ Jerantut, Pahang. Sharing with all a maximum card of an orang asli with his traditional hunting weapon – Blowpipe.

第一次接触到两个非政府组织 COAC (马来西亚原住民关怀中心)和 POASM (马来西亚半岛原住民协会)是因为我当时正在寻找适合的明信片配合2010年邮政即将发行的原住民邮票,制作极限片。我得知吉隆坡鹅唛有个原住民博物馆,特地驱车去参观,寻找一些有关原住民的资料,也想在馆里买到有关原住民的明信片。 博物馆负责人介绍了我一位博学,钻研马来西亚原住民事物的尼各劳斯先生。我有幸与尼各劳斯博士会面,在其原住民饰物装潢的住家里,我们闲聊。对于博士如此醉心原住民事物工作,感觉赞叹!其办公室布满多册有关原住民的书籍,许多的都出自其手笔,真是不简单!博士道出心声,许多原住民的家在发展的洪流下而被逼搬迁,他在这一方面都在努力协助避免原住民的家园被破坏。谈话中尼各劳斯透露他清晨刚从吉兰丹回来,在那里力阻原住民教会被威胁拆除的命运。这是一次难忘的会面,我也从博士那儿得到我所要的战利品 – 原汁原味的原住民明信片。我把明信片制成了极限片,盖销的邮戳是彭亨州的而连突。其中一枚极限片是原住民的捕猎器具 – 吹筒。共赏。


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