2. 佛邮捐献人 - 梁国兴
1. Set up of “World Buddhist Stamps Gallery”
The YBBM has the intention to set up a gallery in related to the Buddhist culture because it is important to carry out such project to preserve and prolong the Buddhist culture.
The realization of the WBSG is only made possible because of the donation made by Mr. Leong Kok Hing, who donated his entire collection of Buddhist stamps to YBBM on 2nd June of 2018 whereby the ceremony was held in the YBBM Headquarters.
We are grateful for the contribution of Mr. Leong, not only for his Buddhist stamps collection, but also his professional knowledge in this field where he had guided us throughout the entire process in setting up the gallery. YBBM is honoured to have Mr. Leong Kok Hing as the WBSG Advisor.
The WBSG is located on the ground floor of the YBBM Headquarter in Penang. The preparation and the renovation work began in July. We are grateful to the many donors who have supported this project, generously donated money and equipment for building the gallery. The renovation of the gallery is progressing smoothly. It is expected that the WBSG will be officially opened to the public in early 2019. The WBSG has currently planned free admission for viewing the stamps. However, the future monthly operating expenses need to be funded by public donation.Thus, the YBBM welcome public support in term of donations to help the gallery to continue to service the community.
2. Mr. Leong Kok Hing, The Stamps Donor
Leong passionately serves the Buddhist fraternity since 1969. His sphere of service grew from campus to community and gradually widened domestically to regional and international levels.
Leong is a philatelist who spent 40 years specializing in collecting stamps with Buddhist themes and motifs. He exhibited his collections at large-scale Buddhist cultural exhibitions with the theme "Buddhist Journey" domestically and aboard.
In September 2018, his maiden book on "Buddhist Heritage - A Journey through Stamps" was successfully launched in Penang – a remarkable contribution to the development of Malaysian Buddhism.