The "Federation of Inter-Asian Philately" abbreviated as F.I.A.P., is a non-profit and non-political federation of philatelic societies in Asia and Australasia, founded in Singapore on the 14th September 1974.

It all started in the early 70s when a group of enthusiastic philatelist from Asian and Australasian having one common desire of forming one big philatelic family. A preliminary conference was thus held in Singapore on December 16, 1972 for two days, and a protem executive committee was born. Dr. Soichi Ichida (Japan) was elected as Chairman, M.S. Khorshid (Iran) as Vice-Chairman, Koh Seow Chuan (Singapore) as General Secretary, Dr. A R Kandiah (Malaysia) and S.Suryadarma (Indonesia) as Committee Members. John Gartner (Australia), Christopher D’ Almada (Hong Kong), Charles Stewart (Thailand) are the other founder of F.I.A.P.

Drafting of F.I.A.P. constitution, inviting membership applications and holding many meetings during the period 1972-1974 were main task of the founding members. F.I.A.P. was at last, officially registered in Singapore on September 14, 1974 with Indonesia, Iran, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand as the founding member countries.

FIAP is a young international philatelic organization, but she acts as a powerful lighthouse guiding the Asian members to the route to organized philately. Prior to the formation of FIAP in 1974, organized philately is practically unheard of in Asia, with the exception of Japan, India and Iran. It is through the never-ending efforts of our founding members that places Asia in a most respectable status in the world of philately today. Todate, FIAP has thirty two members.

It is with great sadness that the family of Mr Lim Sa Bee announces his passing after a brief illness, on 27.12.2017, at the age of 74

Mr Lim contributed and participated actively in philately for the past decade.  He guided and trained many young promising fellow philatelists in both exhibit judging and expert group work at FIAP and FIP exhibitions.  His demise is not only a great loss to FIAP where he held position as Honorary Treasurer in the Executive Committee for 3 terms - elected on 11th FIAP Congress, 15th FIAP Congress and 21st FIAP Congress, but also to Singapore and FIP


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The 35th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (Macau 2018 ) will be held in Macau.

FIAP Flag Australia to Macau

The 34th Asian International Stamp Exhibition (Melbourne 2017) was held from 30 Mar - 2 Apr 2017 in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne 2017 Commissioner Group Photo

The next FIAP Exco Meeting will be held in Dubai, UAE on 8 March 2018.

The last FIAP Exco Meeting and 21st FIAP Congrees was held on 6 August 2017 in Bandung, Indonesia .

FIAP Exco Meeting & Congress Bandung