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National Children's Day (2015)

 

    

    

 

 Issue Name: National Children's Day 2015
 Thai Issue Name: วันเด็กแห่งชาติ 2558
 Issue Date: 2015/2558-01-10
 Cause: Annual commemorative stamps to mark the National Children's Day, depicting ASEAN taxi vehicles and their drivers in traditional costume, and to mark Thailand's 2015 accession to the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)
 Catalogue Number: 2015/2-6
 Denomination: 3 Baht (5 designs)
 Unused Value: 4 Baht (5 designs)
 Complete Set: 20 Baht (unused), 5 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: n/a
 Size: 30 x 48 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 700,000 pieces per design
 Printer: Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand
 Subject: Cartoons of local taxi vehicles in the 10 ASEAN nations, with the drivers in their national costumes, as well as their national flags, namely: 1. A. Brunei Darussalam - Water Taxi, i.e. a wooden boat with an engine; B. Cambodia - Cyclo, i.e. a tricycle with a rear driver seat and a front passenger seat; 2. A. Philippines - Jeepney, i.e. a modified army jeep with benches for passengers in the back; B. Singapore - San Lun Che, i.e. a trishaw, a hybrid of the tricycle and the rickshaw; 3. A Indonesia - Becak, i.e a modified tricycle taxi for 1-2 passengers; B. Laos - Saamloh Noi, i.e. a modified tricycle with an engine; 4. A. Malaysia - Trisikal, i.e. a tricycle for 1-2 passengers with front or side driver seat; B. Myanmar - Saika, i.e. a tricycle taxi for 2 passengers on the side, sitting in a back-to-back position (fig.); 5. A. Thailand - Tuktuk, i.e. a tricycle with an engine (fig.), to replace pushbike tricycles, that are now prohibited in city areas; B. Vietnam - Xe Xich Lo, i.e. a tricycle with back driver seat and front passenger seat, nowadays used mostly for sightseeing by tourists.
 Related Link: ASEAN, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Jeepney, tuktuk, rickshaw, saamloh, rot, rot saamloh, rot saamloh skailaeb, saika, rot saamloh tihb, rot thaeksih, Thai Tricycles