The stamp, issued in 1957,
displays a map of the Federation of Malaya at the time it achieved
independence. Two islands belonging to the Federation's territory are
missing: Langkwai, located about 60 miles off the west coast at about
the level of the border between Malaya and Siam (Thailand), and
Tioman, about 100 miles off the east coast at about the level of the
border between Pahang and Jahore.