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Hongkong Post to issue “100 Years of Numbered Typhoon Signals” commemorative stamps

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Hongkong Post announced today (May 29) the issue of a set of commemorative stamps on the theme of “100 Years of Numbered Typhoon Signals”, together with associated philatelic products, on June 13 (Tuesday).

Typhoon signals, originally devised for the marine community, have been widely adopted for general use. In 1917, numbered typhoon signals indicating the wind direction and wind strength associated with tropical cyclones first came into use in Hong Kong for the purpose of warning the public. At first, there were only Signal Nos. 1 to 7. After several enhancements, the signals were replaced with Signal Nos. 1 to 10 in 1931. Signal Nos. 2, 3 and 4 were used intermittently afterwards before becoming obsolete in the late 1930s. In 1956, Strong Wind Signal No. 3 was introduced. The whole numbered signal system was modified again in 1973 and this system has been used since then. The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of numbered typhoon signals in Hong Kong. Hongkong Post is issuing a set of five stamps and a stamp sheetlet to commemorate the occasion.

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Hongkong Post holiday arrangements for Tuen Ng Festival

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Hongkong Post today (May 23) announced the postal service arrangements for the coming Tuen Ng Festival on May 30. No mail delivery and no mail collection will be provided. All post offices will be closed on that day except for the General Post Office and the Airport Post Office. The business hours of the two offices will be from noon to 5pm and 8am to 5pm respectively. General postal services will be provided. Details of services available will be advertised at the respective post offices.

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Hongkong Post announces sale of Mainland and overseas philatelic products

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Hongkong Post today (May 22) announced that annual albums issued by the postal administrations of China, Macau and Switzerland will be put on sale at the General Post Office, Tsim Sha Tsui Post Office, Sha Tin Central Post Office, Tuen Mun Central Post Office and Tsuen Wan Post Office from May 25. From the same day, selected philatelic products issued by the postal administrations of Australia, Canada, the Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Macau, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Singapore, the United Nations and the United States will also be put on sale at all philatelic offices. The annual albums and the philatelic products will also be available for sale at the Hongkong Post Internet shopping mall ShopThruPost (www.shopthrupost.hk). (The above overseas philatelic products will be put on sale at ShopThruPost from 8am on the same day.)

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Hongkong Post to issue “Outdoor Fun” special stamps

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Hongkong Post announced today (May 2) the issue of a set of special stamps on the theme “Outdoor Fun”, together with associated philatelic products, on May 16 (Tuesday).

Hong Kong is a bustling metropolis well known for its fast-paced city life. Nevertheless, one can easily take a break from the hustle and enjoy all manner of outdoor activities while exploring the other side of Hong Kong.

A wide range of open-air recreational pursuits suitable for all ages is organised in various districts in Hong Kong. To encourage public participation in outdoor activities and advocate a healthy and active lifestyle, Hongkong Post conducted a voting exercise on “My Favourite Outdoor Recreational and Leisure Activities” from February to March in 2016. Six such pastimes with high popularity ratings in the poll are featured in this set of special stamps entitled “Outdoor Fun”, which comprise picnic and barbecue ($1.70), cycling ($2.20), visiting heritage sites ($2.90), beach fun ($3.10), hiking ($3.70) and outdoor photography ($5).

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Hongkong Post holiday arrangements on Labour Day and Buddha’s Birthday

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Hongkong Post today (April 24) announced the postal service arrangements for Labour Day on May 1 and the Birthday of the Buddha on May 3. No mail delivery and no mail collection will be provided. All post offices will be closed except for the General Post Office and the Airport Post Office. The business hours of the two offices will be from 12 noon to 5pm and 8am to 5pm respectively. General postal services will be provided. Details of services available will be advertised at the respective post offices.

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Hongkong Post to issue “Revitalisation of Historic Buildings in Hong Kong II” special stamps

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Hongkong Post announced today (April 10) the issue of a set of special stamps on the theme “Revitalisation of Historic Buildings in Hong Kong II”, together with associated philatelic products, on April 25 (Tuesday).

Historic buildings are a valuable heritage that we should treasure. As a sequel to the first series titled “Revitalisation of Historic Buildings in Hong Kong” launched in 2013, Hongkong Post has issued a new set of six stamps under the same title this year to showcase six historic building revitalisation projects, namely Viva Blue House ($1.70), Oi! ($2.20), Green Hub ($2.90), Stone Houses Family Garden ($3.10), PMQ ($3.70) and Mallory Street Revitalisation Project ($5), with a view to enhancing public understanding and appreciation of the built heritage in Hong Kong. The six stamps are printed with a hot foil stamping effect to highlight the major functions and characteristics of the revitalised buildings.

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Hongkong Post holiday arrangements for Easter holidays

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Hongkong Post today (April 7) announced the postal service arrangements for the Easter holidays from April 14 to 17. No mail delivery and no mail collection will be provided. All post offices will be closed except for the General Post Office and the Airport Post Office. The business hours of these two offices will be from noon to 5pm and 8am to 5pm respectively. General postal services will be provided. Details of services available will be advertised at the respective post offices.

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