January’s Answer

Where is the deepest postbox in Malaysia and at what depth does it sit?

B. Pulau Layang-Layang at 40 metres

The deepest post box in Malaysia was launched on 7 August 2015 at Pulau Layang-Layang, 300km off the coast of Sabah. Sitting on the seabed, 40 metres below sea level and weighing about 500kg, the environmentally friendly underwater postbox is made of fibreglass while the frame is made of galvanised steel. A special 88005 post code was also launched for Pulau Layang-Layang.

Avillion Layang-Layang Resort has been appointed as the postal agent on the island. Divers can post waterproof postcards stamped with a special hammerhead postmark and Malaysia Book of Records logo to share their diving experiences.

Pos Malaysia and MCMC are planning to register with the Guinness World Records for the Pulau Layang-Layang underwater postbox to be the new world’s deepest postbox. Currently, the record is held by Susami in Wakayama, Japan; the postbox there is 10 metres deep. The highest postbox in Malaysia is located at Pendant Hut on Laban Rata rock slab on Mount Kinabalu at 3,289 metres above sea level.

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