Tioman Island lies off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. The densely forested island is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a popular scuba diving spot. It's also a popular beach resort and its beaches were used in the movie South Pacific as Bali Hai. Apart from its diverse marine life, the inland rainforest is a strictly enforced nature reserve.
Thanks to Kate, who was holidaying there!
The stamp depicts a green-winged pigeon, (Chalcophaps indica), also known as also the common emerald dove. It is a widespread resident breeding bird in tropical and subtropical parts of the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia and northern and eastern Australia.
And a special congratulations to collector Glenn who just received a card from Equatorial Guinea, surely one of the most difficult countries from which to receive a card. Way to go!