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Museum Pos Indonesia

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Philatelists will be in their element at Museum Pos Indonesia, Bandung’s Postal Museum, as for everyone else, well it’s an interesting diversion for half an hour and free to enter.

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The museum is housed in the bowels of Bandung’s General Post Office (Kantor Pos Indonesia Pusat) which was built by the Dutch as part of the Gedung Sate complex, and opened as Bureau Post, Telegraaf en Telefoondienst in 1931. The museum not only showcases an impressive and no doubt extremely valuable collection of stamps from Indonesia and elsewhere, but also postal equipment and a general historical overview of Indonesia’s postal service (a pre WhatsApp communication service). A bright orange painted iron colonial postbox stands outside the building, and as you enter, a couple of cheesy props allow you to have your face on a stamp—stick your head through the hole and have your selfie ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 300 words.)


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