The map was made in 1943
during the occupation of the island by the Germans. It shows the roads
and streets on the island.
The souvenir sheet, issued in 1993, shows
Roman roads in Europe.
Malaysia issued two stamps with the same
design in 1967 to mark the completion of the Hong-Kong-Malaysia link
of the South East Asia Commonwealth Cable. Only one of the stamps is
In 1959 the Economic Commission for Asia and
the Far East proposed the development of an Asian highway linking 14
countries from Turkey through Iran to Singapore and ending in
Indonesia. The stamp was issued in 1972 to mark the 25th anniversary
of the project. The project continues today in a more ambitious form.