The Ministry of Information and Communications, in collaboration with the People’s Committee of Khanh Hoa, Viet Stamp Club, Khanh Hoa Stamp Club, Khanh Hoa Provincial Post Office & Yasaka Saigon, are delighted to introduce the “Bang Vuong” topical stamp set at Yasaka Saigon – Nha Trang (18 Tran Phu) on April 2nd 2016.
Bang Vuong, or “Barringtonia Asiatica”, is a rare tree species listed in the Vietnam Red Book. Growing in mangrove forests or on islands, Bang Vuong is native to the Truong Sa Island District. As it is a tree that can withstand severe weather and the harshest storms, Bang Vuong symbolizes the hardiness and determination of Vietnamese citizens and soldiers.
The topical stamp set “Barringtonia Asiatica” (Tem “Bang Vuong”) will be specially issued in Nha Trang to celebrate the 41st anniversary of Khanh Hoa Liberation Day (2/4/1975 – 2/4/2016). The release of this stamp block in Khanh Hoa has a very special meaning because Truong Sa (Spratly) Island District, where many Barringtonia Asiatica trees are planted, is directly under the administration of Khanh Hoa Province.
To promote, introduce and propagate the conservation of this rare species, and to give visitors an insight into Vietnam’s East Sea and island sovereignty, the exhibition will also display numerous other stamp collections, contributed by the veterans of Viet Stamp and Nha Trang Stamp Club. “It is impossible to place a value on these stamp collections because they are priceless”, explained, Mr. Dong Luong Son – President of Khanh Hoa Stamp Club, and Director of Yasaka Saigon Hotel.
Beginning at 8:00 AM (2/4/2016), visitors and budding philatelists (stamp collectors) are welcome to come and learn about the history of stamps in Vietnam, and can pick up their very own Stamp Set – beautifully designed by the talented artists of Viet Stamp Club.