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1 Ringgit 2008, Brunei

in Krause book Number: 30
Years of issue: 2008
Edition: 7 479 798
Signatures: Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 2004
Material: Polymer
Size (mm): 140 х 70
Printer: Note Printing Australia, Craigieburn, Melbourne

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1 Ringgit 2008

Description

Watermark:

watermark

In plastic window is Brunei's coat of arms.

watermark

The initials of Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah "HB".

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1 Ringgit 2008

Hassanal Bolkiah (Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien; born 15 July 1946) is the 29th and current Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei. He is also the first and incumbent Prime Minister of Brunei. The eldest son of Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien III and Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Damit, he succeeded to the throne as the Sultan of Brunei, following the abdication of his father on 4 October 1967.

The Sultan has been among the wealthiest individuals in the world, with differing estimates of his personal wealth as it is not always evident what can be calculated as personal and what rather as public wealth belonging to the state i.e. crown, as Brunei is a monarchy. Forbes for example estimated the Sultan's total peak net worth at US$20 billion in 2008.

Dillenia Beccariana

Left, centered, is the flower Dillenia Beccariana or Riverside Simpur.

Dillenia beccariana (Martelli), were first describe by Ugolino Martelli is Borneo endemic. Locally common on the clay slopes in the lower Temburong and Batu Apoi valleys, also in the Ulu Tutong and at Tasik Merimbun.

Denominations in numerals are in lower left and top right corners, in words centered (above).

Revers:

1 Ringgit 2008

Waterfall in the jungle.

Wasai Wong Kadir

Presumably, waterfall Wasai Wong Kadir.

Wasai Wong Kadir Waterfall has to be Belait district’s best kept secret and most talked about waterfall in the Sultanate remotely situated in the Labi forest of Rampayoh.

Very scenic, serene waterfall with cool water in the hot jungle. To get to this waterfall you have to stock up drinking water, have special shoes and stamina also is required. But the result pays off!

Denomination in numeral is in lower left corner, in words lower.

Comments:

An interesting fact about Brunei:

For 96 years Brunei has the status of the British colony. In 1984 the country became independent.