Trivia about the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
On August 8, 1967 the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was established. It was first established with five members, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Then on January 8, 1984, Brunei Darussalam joined, followed by Vietnam on July 28, 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on July 23, 1997 and Cambodia on April 30, 1999.
The ten countries agreed to commemorate the 40th anniversary by featuring ancient or modem architectural structure from each country as the main subject or theme of the joint stamp issue, with each member issuing the same set of ten designs with its own country name and face value. The Philippine Postal Corporation chose the Malacafiang Palace for this joint stamp issue. Malacafiang Palace is the official residence of the President of the Philippines and is considered to be one of the most historic structures in the Philippines.
The nine other designs include:
SECRETARIAT BUILDING, BANDAR SERI (BRUNEI DARUSSALAM)
NATIONAL MUSEUM (CAMBODIA)
FATAHILLAH MUSEUM, JAKARTA (INDONESIA)
TYPICAL HOUSE (LAO PDR)
MALAYAN RAILWAY HEADQUARTERS BUILDING (MALAYSIA)
YANGON POST OFFICE (UNION OF MYANMAR)
NATIONAL MUSEUM (SINGAPORE)
VIMANMEK MANSION (THAILAND)
PRESIDENTIAL PALACE, HANOI (VIETNAM)
Stamps, Souvenir Sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting August 8, 2007 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.