Postal codes in Malaysia

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Postal codes in Malaysia, usually referred to as postcodes (Malay: poskod), are five digit numeric.

The first two digits of the postcode denote the state or federal territory (e.g. 42000 Port Klang, Selangor). However, postcode area boundaries may cross state borders, as areas near to state borders may be served by post offices located in another state, and therefore use postcodes of the assigned post offices.

History[edit]

Malaysia's current postcode system was initiated by M. Rajasingam, director-general of Pos Malaysia from 1976 to 1986. In 1976, only addresses in Kuala Lumpur had postcodes. Wanting to expand the postcode system to the whole country, Rajasingam enlisted the help of the French postal authorities. The postcode system made the process of sorting out mail smoother, as it was easier for machines to recognise the numbers. In 2014, Rajasingam was honoured with the Darjah Panglima Jasa Negara (PJN), which carries the title of "Datuk", for his contributions to the postal service.[1]

Areas[edit]

2-digit postcode areas Malaysia(defined through the first two postcode digits)

Listed below are the first 2 digits of codes assigned to each state and federal territory. The state capital for each state is indicated in brackets.

Federal Territories[edit]

States[edit]

Notable postcodes[edit]

Chief Minister office uses codes from xx502
City / Town Postal Code Post Office
YAB Menteri Besar Johor 79502 Nusajaya
YAB Ketua Menteri Melaka 75502 Bandar Melaka
YAB Ketua Menteri Sabah 88502 Kota Kinabalu
YAB Ketua Menteri Sarawak 93502 Bandar Kuching
YAB Menteri Besar Perlis 01502 Kangar
YAB Menteri Besar Kedah 05502 Alor Setar
YAB Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang 10502 George Town
YAB Menteri Besar Kelantan 15502 Kota Bharu
YAB Menteri Besar Terengganu 20502 Kuala Terengganu
YAB Menteri Besar Pahang 25502 Kuantan
YAB Menteri Besar Perak 30502 Ipoh
YAB Menteri Besar Selangor 40502 Shah Alam
YAB Menteri Besar Negeri Sembilan 70502 Seremban
Sultan uses codes from xx500
City / Town Postal Code Post Office
DYMM Sultan Johor 80500 Johor Bahru
DYMM Tuanku Raja Perlis 01500 Kangar
DYMM Sultan Kedah 05500 Alor Setar
DYMM Sultan Kelantan 15500 Kota Bharu
DYMM Sultan Terengganu 20500 Kuala Terengganu
DYMM Sultan Pahang 25500 Kuantan
DYMM Sultan Perak 30500 Ipoh
DYMM Sultan Selangor 40500 Shah Alam
DYMM Yang Di Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan 70500 Seremban

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sivanandam, Hemananthani (9 June 2014). "Due recognition for man behind Malaysia's postcode system". The Star (Malaysia). Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Star Publications (M) Bhd. Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "Deepest Underwater Post Box Launched At Pulau Layang-layang". Bernama. 7 August 2015. Archived from the original on 9 August 2015. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 

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