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100 Dollars 2018, Singapore

in Krause book Number: 50
Years of issue: 28.12.2018
Signatures: Chairman Monetary authority of Singapore: Mr. Goh Chok Tong
Serie: Fourth Series
Specimen of: 09.09.1999
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 162 х 77
Printer: British American Bank Note Co. Ltd., Montreal

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100 Dollars 2018




First president Yusof bin Ishak and 2 Braile symbols, for visually impaired, as in top right corner.


100 Dollars 2018


Tun Yusof bin Ishak (12 August 1910 - 23 November 1970) was the first President of Singapore, serving from 1965 to 1970.

Yusof was well known both as a journalist and the founder of the Malay newspaper Utusan Melayu prior to becoming head of state of Singapore. He was married to Noor Aishah.

He first served as Yang di-Pertuan Negara (head of state) between 1959 and 1965, remaining in office during the time that Singapore was part of the Federation of Malaysia between 1963 and 1965. Following Singapore's departure from Malaysia in 1965, he served as the first President of the Republic until his death in 1970.

Buried at Kranji State Cemetery.

Top left is the coat of arms of Singapore.

Near the denomination, a little lower, is the Merlion. In the center, there are 2 protective inserts - a green flag (the same Merlion and the abbreviation MAS - Monetary Authority of Singapore are visible in it) and a hologram rosette with a repeating denomination of 100, abbreviated MAS and Merlion.

Swallow Cowrie

On background are Swallow Cowrie (Cypraea hirundo).

Members of the order Neotaenioglossa.

First described by Linnaeus in 1758.

Top right are two Braille points, diagonal, for the visually impaired.

Denomination in numeral and in words is centered.


100 Dollars 2018

Banknote main topic - Youth.

On banknore are: Members of the Singapore Red Cross, St. John's Ambuilance Brigade, National Police Cadets Corps, Boy Scouts and National Service; although - tower of Safti Military Institute.

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The Singapore Red Cross Society (SRC) began on 30 September 1949 as part of the British Red Cross Society. On 6 April 1973, the Singapore Red Cross was officially incorporated by the Parliament of Singapore. It was appointed as the National Blood Donor Recruiter by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) in 2001.


St John Singapore, previously known as St John Ambulance Singapore, is a voluntary secular organisation in Singapore which provides training in First Aid and Home Nursing. It is affiliated with the Order of St. John based in the UK. Its ambulance members (male members) and nursing members (female members) perform voluntary first aid coverage duties during national events and other events. It comprises 3 sub-organisations, namely the St John Brigade Singapore, St John Association Singapore, St John Fellowship Singapore.

The National Headquarters (NHQ) is located at 420 Beach Road and was officially opened on July 23, 1960 by the Yang di-Pertuan Negara (and subsequently President of Singapore), Encik Yusof bin Ishak.


The National Police Cadet Corps (NPCC) is one of the national uniformed group for youths between age 13 to 16 in Singapore. The organization is supported by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Home Affairs.


The Singapore Scout Association (Malay: Persatuan Pengakap Singapura-PPS; SSA) is one of the oldest youth movements in Singapore.

Scouting was first introduced in Singapore in 1908 but was officially founded on 2 July 1910. A young Scoutmaster named Frank Cooper Sands arrived from Nottingham in September 1910 and spent the next 40 years helping to create the Singapore Scout Association. He is often called the "Father of Malayan Scouting". Starting with a small troop of 30 boys, the movement has grown immensely over the last 90 years, surviving two world wars and producing countless leaders in every sphere of human endeavour. Scouting for local boys only started in 1919 by Captain N.M. Hashim and A.Z. Alsagoff. From 1922 schools in Singapore adopted the Scout Programme as an extra-curricular activity resulting in the formation of school-sponsored troops registered as 2nd Raffles Institution, 3rd Anglo-Chinese School and 4th St Joseph Institution. Although the 04 St Joseph's Pelandok Scout Group was formed in the 1911, 2nd Raffles Institution, subsequently renamed 02 Raffles Scout Group, is currently the oldest continuous-functioning scout troop after the 1st Sand's Troop disbanded.

From 1963 to 1965 the SSA formed part of the Scout Association of Malaysia.

Today, there are 10,722 Scouts in Singapore serving in four mainstream Scout sections.


The SAFTI Military Institute (Abbreviation: SAFTI MI) is a tri-service military training institution for officers of all ranks of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). Located within an 88 hectare campus in Jurong West, it was officially opened by the then-prime minister Goh Chok Tong on 25 August 1995. Officers from the Singapore Army, Republic of Singapore Navy and Republic of Singapore Air Force begin their training at the Officer Cadet School (OCS), before proceeding on to the SAF Advanced Schools and the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College (GKSCSC) at various stages of their careers.

Although the SAFTI MI is an amalgamated institution, it draws much of its heritage from the original Singapore Armed Forces Training Institute (SAFTI), which was officially opened on 14 February 1966 at Pasir Laba Camp. The link to the past is preserved in both the name of the new institute, as well as the name of the bridge connecting Pasir Laba Camp with the new SAFTI MI. Officially named SAFTI Link, it is referred to by insiders as Link Bridge.

There is much symbolism in the SAFTI MI campus. The Officer Cadet School HQ is described by the architect as being shaped like a cradle, from which officers are born (paraphrased).

SAFTI MI sits on a hill. The locations of each school are metaphors for the career of an SAF officer. The lower reaches house the barracks for Officer Cadets. Advancing up the hill, SAF Advanced Schools are encountered. Finally, at the pinnacle, is the Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College.

A prominent feature is the Tower, approximately 60 m. tall and visible from many parts of western Singapore. It is a three-sided tower, for the tri-service nature of the SAF. It is served by a lift and a 265 step stairway which symbolises the days a cadet requires to take towards commissioning day. This number should not be taken literally as the various commissioning courses vary in length.

The OCS parade square is 120 m. by 170 m. in area. It is designed to reduce the heat and glare of the sun. The viewing stands are able to accommodate up to 5000 people.

Near lower denomination is a Merlion (same, as on obverse).

Denominations in numerals are in top and lower left corners.


Banknote, with three small stars on reverse, were issued in circulation at 28.12.2018!