Friday, November 27, 2009

Returned Mail from Monaco

It was indeed a tiring day. I could say it was a tiring week... anyway it's the looonngg weekend!! Friday is a public holiday here in Singapore, it's Hari Raya Haji! I guess that's one of the benefits of living in a multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-religious society :)

Hari Raya Haji or the "pilgrimage festival", marks the end of a Muslim's pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, it commemorates Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail in an act of obedience to God.

Back to philately, actually nothing much for today... just to share this returned mail from Monaco. The cover took a total of 45 days to travel an estimated distance of 20,840kms from Singapore to Monaco and back!

It's a pity there is no postmark to indicate the date and time that this cover was delivered into the care of the Monaco postal service. Just an imprint in french, 'N'habite Pas a l'Adresse Indiquee. Retour A l'envoyeur F1' meaning 'Don't Live at Indicated Address. Return to sender' ??? (my dear french speaking readers, pls enlighten me whether is the translation correct?? Thanks!)


  1. Hello Edmund,
    Your translation is very good :-)
    I didn't know you spoke fluently French !!
    Have a nice day.
    Always a great plesure to read your blog :-)

  2. Hi Eric,

    Thanks for your confirmation of the translation.
    Actually I do not speak French.. just guessing only :)

    It's a great pleasure to have you here.




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