48 SMART: Malaysian New Banknote in Circulation from July 16
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Friday, 13 April 2012

Malaysian New Banknote in Circulation from July 16


Bank Negara Malaysia announced that new banknotes will enter circulation from July 16.
"Distinctively Malaysia", theme for the new banknotes series, is in denominations of RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20 and RM100.The current RM50 banknote has been in circulation since December 2007 and will continue to do so.












RM1 and RM5 banknotes are made of polymer while the others are paper notes.

Common Features

The obverse side of new banknotes retain the portrait of the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong, the national flower hibiscus and patterns of traditional woven fabric - the 'songket'.

Unique Features
  









The Mount Kinabalu in Sabah and pinnacle rock formations of Gunung Api valley in Sarawak represent the many natural wonders in Malaysia.

Oil palm and biotechnology are featured as Malaysia's thriving economy icons.


The Hawksbill Turtle and Leatherback Turtle are symbols of rich and colourful marine life found in Malaysian tropical waters. 


Malaysian rainforest is home to a spectacular variety of floras, including the world's largest flower Rafflesia.

The Rhinoceros Hornbill is one of the largest and most magnificent hornbill species in the world. 

Kite-flying is a popular traditional sport in Malaysia especially in Kelantan and Terengganu.  The best-known Malaysian kite is the Wau Bulan.

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