Stamp Issue "Taipa Line Operation – Macao Light Rapid Transit"
06/12/2019 15:46


The first line of Macao Light Rapid Transit (MLRT), in Taipa, is officially put into use on 10th December, 2019, offering new travel options to the public. To mark this new chapter in the development of Macao, Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau will issue the stamp theme “Taipa Line Operation – Macao Light Rapid Transit” at the same date. This issue includes a set of two stamps and one souvenir sheet.

The MLRT features the characteristics of “Convenient, Eco-friendly, Accessible”: it adopts fully-automatic control system and has its own rails to run, offering a faster and more punctual service; driven by electricity and driven by rubber-tyred running on elevated railways, the MLRT has the environmental advantages of zero emission and low operating noise; accessible facilities has been incorporated into stations and trains to cater for different travelling needs.

The MLRT Taipa Line is about 9.3 km in length, it consists of 11 stations. The line covers the main residential communities in the city centre in Taipa, Taipa old village and tourist area and links with three major sea, land and air ports of Macao. With the extension of the MLRT in the future, it is expected to attract more residents make use of public transportation and to play a more important role in the overall land transport of Macao, improving the overall public transportation environment of the city.

The above issue will be available for sale at the General Post Office and the Communications Museum, from 9:00a.m. to 5:30p.m., the “Rua do Campo” Post Office, from 9:00a.m. to 7:00p.m., the Maritime Ferry Terminal Post Office, from 11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m., and the Airport Post Office, from 10:00a.m. to 7:00p.m. The mail service for the relative philatelic products cancelled with the commemorative postmark will be available on the issue date at the above locations. The philatelic products are as follows:

Philatelic Products Selling Price Quantity
Set of 2 Stamps 6.50 patacas 250,000
Set of 2 Sheets 325.00 patacas  
Souvenir Sheet 12.00 patacas 250,000
First Day Cover with Stamps 12.50 patacas 6,000
First Day Cover with Souvenir Sheet 18.00 patacas 6,000
Information Brochure 7.00 patacas 4,500
Information Brochure with Stamps 13.50 patacas  
Information Brochure with Souvenir Sheet 19.00 patacas  

Besides the above philatelic products, the presentation pack with the theme “Taipa Line Operation – Macao Light Rapid Transit” will also be released. This pack contains one set of two stamps, one souvenir sheet, one first day cover with stamps and one first day cover with souvenir sheet, it is priced at MOP100.00.

The stamp designer of this issue is Mr. Lio Hak Man, and the text of the information brochure is written by the Macao Light Rapid Transit Corporation, Limited.

This is the fifteenth theme in 2019. The previous issued stamps are “Lunar Year of the Pig” on 05/01/2019, the label stamp “Lunar Year of the Pig” on 10/01/2019, “135th Anniversary of Macao Post and Telecommunications” on 01/03/2019, “Festivals – Feast of Kun Iam” on 25/03/2019, “30th Macao Arts Festival” on 03/05/2019, “450th Anniversary of Macau Holy House of Mercy” on 15/05/2019, “Macao Lotus” on 03/06/2019, “Macao: Back to Common Roots II” on 26/07/2019, “30th Macao International Fireworks Display Contest” on 30/08/2019, “Court Buildings” on 13/09/2019, “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” and the label stamp “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area” on 26/09/2019, “70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China” on 01/10/2019, “Mountains and Rivers of the Motherland – Taishan” on 09/10/2019, “Centenary of the Founding of the Sheng Kung Hui Choi Kou School (Macau)” on 18/10/2019, and the definitive stamps “Macao New Eight Scenic Spots” on 22/11/2019.

Technical Data of Stamp “Taipa Line Operation – Macao Light Rapid Transit”


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