Thursday, June 6, 2019

$20 commemorative note launched to mark bicentenary

Source Website: https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/20-commemorative-note-launched-mark-bicentenary
By Yuen Sin, The New Paper, 06 June 2019 at 06:00 am


President Halimah Yacob and her Husband Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee watching a video before launching the Singapore Bicentennial Commemorative Note.
PHOTO: President Halimah Yacob and her Husband Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee watching a video before launching the Singapore Bicentennial Commemorative Note.
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A new $20 note that features Singapore's pioneers such as philanthropist Tan Kah Kee and scholar and writer Munshi Abdullah was launched by President Halimah Yacob at the Istana's Hari Raya Puasa open house yesterday.

The commemorative note, issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to mark Singapore's bicentennial year, depicts the journey to nationhood.



President Halimah launches commemorative $20 notes to mark bicentennial year
PHOTO: President Halimah launches commemorative $20 notes to mark bicentennial year
(From left) Minister for Education and MAS board member Ong Ye Kung, granddaughter of Tan Kah Kee Ms Peggy Tan, granddaughter of the late Adnan Saidi Ms Wan Shireen Sofia Zainuddin, sister of Ruth Wong Dr Wong Hee Ong, President Halimah Yacob and her husband Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee, granddaughter of Alice Pennefather Ms Annabel Pennefather, son of the late P. Govindasamy Pillai Mr Ramakrishnan, and Managing Director of MAS Mr Ravi Menon.
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The $20 commemorative note features a portrait of Singapore's first President Yusof Ishak on the front, as well as two national monuments - the former Supreme Court and City Hall - which now make up the National Gallery Singapore.

The back of the note features eight individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds who made significant contributions to nation building in various fields.



The $20 commemorative note features a portrait of Singapore's first President Yusof Ishak on the front, as well as two national monuments - the former Supreme Court and City Hall - which now make up the National Gallery Singapore.
PHOTO: The $20 commemorative note features a portrait of Singapore's first President Yusof Ishak on the front, as well as two national monuments - the former Supreme Court and City Hall - which now make up the National Gallery Singapore.
The back of the $20 commemorative note features eight individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds who made significant contributions to nation building in fields such as education, culture, social work, sports and defence.
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The portraits of these pioneers are placed against a "then and now" image of the Singapore River, which depicts the old Singapore River flowing into the present-day river - a symbol of Singapore's development as a trading port and subsequent transformation into a business and financial hub.

"We've been able to achieve so much primarily because we all stood together and fought as one on all fronts. For us to be able to leapfrog and seek quantum leaps of growth and development, we need to have the same spirit of unity and togetherness," Madam Halimah said.

The other individuals featured are:

  • British botanist Henry Nicholas Ridley, the first director of the Singapore Botanic Gardens from 1888 to 1911;
  • Philanthropist P. Govindasamy Pillai, who contributed to temple building and community welfare;
  • Prominent social worker Teresa Hsu, who founded the Home for the Aged Sick and devoted her life to helping the poor and destitute;
  • Alice Pennefather, a badminton and tennis champion who won titles at the Singapore National Badminton Championships and Singapore Ladies Tennis Championship;
  • Adnan Saidi, a lieutenant who led the Malay Regiment in a valiant defence of Bukit Chandu during the Japanese invasion in 1942; and
  • Ruth Wong, a pioneering educator who was the first director of the Institute of Education, now the National Institute of Education.

The $20 commemorative note was designed by local artists Eng Siak Loy and Weng Ziyan.

People can get the commemorative notes at the branches of nine major retail banks from next Monday by exchanging them at face value. Two million pieces of the commemorative note will be available.



The portraits of these pioneers are placed against a 'then and now' image of the Singapore River, which depicts the old Singapore River flowing into the present-day river - a symbol of Singapore's development as a trading port and subsequent transformation into a business and financial hub.
PHOTO: The portraits of these pioneers are placed against a "then and now" image of the Singapore River, which depicts the old Singapore River flowing into the present-day river - a symbol of Singapore's development as a trading port and subsequent transformation into a business and financial hub.
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On its front is Singapore’s first president Yusof Ishak, alongside national monuments such as the former Supreme Court and City Hall, which witnessed key events such as the swearing-in of the state government in 1963 and Singapore’s first national day parade in 1966.
PHOTO: On its front is Singapore’s first president Yusof Ishak, alongside national monuments such as the former Supreme Court and City Hall, which witnessed key events such as the swearing-in of the state government in 1963 and Singapore’s first national day parade in 1966.
Photo: Monetary Authority of Singapore - The front of the new S$20 Singapore Bicentennial Commemorative Note. Photo: Monetary Authority of Singapore
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The back of the note features eight individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds who made significant contributions to nation building in various fields.
PHOTO: The back of the note features eight individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds who made significant contributions to nation building in various fields.
Photo: Monetary Authority of Singapore - The back of the new S$20 Singapore Bicentennial Commemorative Note
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HOW TO GET THE NOTES [2]
Two million pieces of the S$20 note will be available for public exchange at face value at nine major retail banks, such as DBS, OCBC and UOB, from June 10 onwards. Each person may exchange up to 20 pieces of the note per transaction.

Five thousand limited edition numismatic sets, each comprising an uncut sheet of three S$20 commemorative notes, will also be on sale. Members of the public may place their pre-orders with The Singapore Mint between June 5 and 13.

The public may also view the commemorative note at the MAS Gallery, in the MAS Building, along with other rare currency notes and coins that trace Singapore’s currency history from the 1800s to the present day.



President Halimah Yacob visiting the booth of the Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary) at the Istana open house yesterday.
PHOTO: President Halimah Yacob visiting the booth of the Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School (Secondary) at the Istana open house yesterday. It was among several booths set up in conjunction with Singapore's bicentenary and showcased stories of how education improved the lives of Singaporean women over the years.
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President Halimah Yacob and Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung look at the Singapore Bicentennial commemorative note after launching it at the Istana Open House on Hari Raya Puasa (June 5).
PHOTO: President Halimah Yacob and Minister for Education Ong Ye Kung look at the Singapore Bicentennial commemorative note after launching it at the Istana Open House on Hari Raya Puasa (June 5). With them on stage are Mdm Halimah’s husband, Mr Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee (far right), and managing director of MAS, Mr Ravi Menon (far left).
She also called on Singaporeans to remain united so that the country can continue to “see quantum leaps of growth and development”.
“Then we will be able to celebrate many more bicentennials and you will be able to leave a very solid legacy for our children,” she added.
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Bank of Canada unveils new $10 banknote for Canada 150 celebrations.
PHOTO: Bank of Canada unveils new $10 banknote for Canada 150 celebrations. Bill features 4 portraits of Canadian politicians, Inuit art and Canadian landscapes.
The $10 commemorative banknote for Canada's sesquicentennial was unveiled at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa Friday.
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz and Ginette Petitpas Taylor, parliamentary secretary to the minister of finance, made the announcement and showed off the bill at the bank's headquarters in Ottawa Friday.
There will be 40 million notes printed — "just more than enough for every Canadian to keep one," according to Poloz.
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The reverse of the $10 banknote to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation depicts scenes from across the country.
PHOTO: The reverse of the $10 banknote to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation depicts scenes from across the country.
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By Yuen Sin, The New Paper, 06 June 2019 at 06:00 am
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Reference
[1] Yuen Sin, The New Paper, $20 commemorative note launched to mark bicentenary, posted on 06 June 2019 at 06:00 am, https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/20-commemorative-note-launched-mark-bicentenary

[2] Navene Elangovan, Today, New S$20 note to commemorate S’pore bicentennial available from June 10, posted on 05 June 2019, https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/new-s20-note-commemorate-spore-bicentennial-available-june-10


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