Link to article : http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/pm-lee-launches-a-set-of-commemorative-50-and-10-notes-to-mark-sg50
Article name : PM Lee launches a set of commemorative $50 and $10 notes to mark SG50
Published date : 18 August 2015
This article is about a set of six currency notes which was launched on Tuesday with designs on it which shows the milestones and achievements in Singapore's history. It is to mark Singapore's 50th Birthday and it consists of one $50 note and five $10 notes in each set. It was also mentioned that these notes have a new security feature whereby the security stripes on the note features "1965" which changes to ""2015" when viewed from a different angle. The new design on the set of $10 notes shows values and aspirations of Singapore such as multiracialism, meritocracy, peace and stability, strong families and active citizenry. On the other hand, on the front of the gold $50 note shows the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew at the steps of City Hall in 1959 with a raised first, leading the crowd with a rallying cry of "Merdeka!", which shows us the event where Singapore achieved self-government. While on the back of the note, it features Singapore's first National Day Parade on 9 August 1966 and the latest new town of Punggol which highlights Singapore's transformation through these years. It was specially mentioned that the note's gold colour reflects the country's golden jubilee.
As the writer did not express his point of view, I will talk about mine instead. I feel that it is indeed a very remarkable and important event that this year is Singapore's 50th birthday as an independent country as it was definitely not an easy feat since Singapore is such a small country. I personally find that launching a set of commemorative notes is a very good idea and is of much significance. This is because it has many meanings behind every single of the dollar notes since they all have their own unique value. Thus, I find that it is a great choice to do so since it also can be added on to part of Singapore's item collection which shows our growth throughout the years.