StampNews.com would like to remind our readers that this autumn one of the greatest Asian exhibitions takes place. It is TAIPEI that will be held during Oct. 21-26.
One of its highlights is a set of postage stamps featuring the Thai alphabet that has become popular in Thailand since its launch in 2011 and is expected to attract the attention of Taiwanese people amid a new fad of learning Southeast Asian languages.
As Thai is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries, there has been growing interest among people in Asia to learning the language through the set of alphabet stamps.
Printed on mini-sheets in sets of 44, the stamps each bear one letter of the Thai alphabet and are priced at 1 baht (US$0.029). The stamp set is expected to attract great attention among Taiwanese who are keen to learn Southeast Asian languages so that they can pursue educational and employment goals in response to the government's "New Southbound Policy".
The first set of stamps ever issued in Thailand featured King Chulalongkorn, Rama V and other royal figures, and that trend has remained dominant.
A premium stamp set, recently issued, featured King Bhumibol Adulyadej and was priced at 100 baht per set. Other common motifs on Thailand stamps are wildlife and traditional Thai festivals.