HK – 32918
This is my first card from Hong Kong, China.
According to Wiki, Hong Kong is one is one of the two special administrative regions (SARs) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and currently divided into 3 parts, the Hongkong Island, New Territories, and the Kowloon Peninsula. When i passed by this place, we happened to stay at Kowloon part but attended church at New Territories area.
I wish we had a longer time to go around the city and enjoy the scenery but we only stay the day because it was Sabbath Saturday and spend the Sabbath there and the next day we took the train to mainland China. Me & my friends were there for only two days but we already have a lot of story to tell. I wonder how many would be it if we have stayed for more than 2 days. ^^
Are you wondering why it is called Hong Kong? Here’s an explanation i grab from Wiki:
The name “Hong Kong” is an approximate phonetic rendering of the pronunciation of the spoken Cantonese or Hakka name “香港”, meaning “fragrant harbour”. Before 1842, the name referred to a small inlet – now Aberdeen Harbour or Little Hong Kong – between the island of Ap Lei Chau and the south side of Hong Kong Island, which was one of the first points of contact between British sailors and local fishermen.
The reference to fragrance may refer to the harbour waters sweetened by the fresh water estuarine influx of the Pearl River, or to the incense from factories lining the coast to the north of Kowloon, which was stored around Aberdeen Harbour for export before the development of Victoria Harbour. In 1842, the Treaty of Nanking was signed, and the name Hong Kong was first recorded on official documents to encompass the entirety of the island.
There are two stamps in this card:
The King Fisher stamp is one of the third set of definitive stamps issued by Hongkong Post since the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China. And this pc is worth HK$1 . Do yo wanna know more birds included in the set? Then check this out.
The other stamp is one of the mint stamps issued for the Theme: Volunteerism issued just March this year. That piece is worth HK$1.40 and the meaning of that note is an excerpt from a diary and that reads: happy moments of planting trees with mom. This shows that the seed of altruism has taken root in the child’s heart.
I wish i have a complete set of the mint issue.