Monday, August 31, 2009

Merdeka Spirit on Malaysian Banknote

One thing that I like about collecting banknote is that it provides information and background for us to understand the development of a nation. Not just about a history of a nation, the social-economy development of the country can also be reviewed through the banknotes issued.

Photo by Wikipedia that shows Tunku Abdul Rahman proclaiming Malayan Independence

Photo of Tunku Abdul Rahman depicts on the 4th Series of RM50 Banknote

For Malaysian, we are celebrating our 52th Merdeka or Independence Day on 31 August 2009. Those older generation whom has gone through the process of independence from the British colonial will never forget the scene that Tungku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime Minister of Malaysia, who led the crowd in announcing the MERDEKA (Independence) at Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) situated in front of Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur on 31 August 1957. It was the moment that all nation was waited for to witness the first Malaya flag hoisted for the first time.

Tunku Abdul Rahman (1903 - 1990) who is also known as Bapa Kemerdekaan or Farther of Independence was the country's first Prime Minister from independence in 1957. He remained as the Prime Minister after Sabah, Sarawak, and Singapore joined the federation in 1963 to form Malaysia.


Malaya Straits Banknotes said...

Would you like to link to my blog & vice-versa? Thx.

Jack Hoo said...

Feel free to link up my blog.

Malaya Straits Banknotes said...

Thank you.

The URL to your blog is now on my blog.

Could you do likewise, by having the URL to my blog,, on your blog?


mou meng said...

Dear Jack Hoo,

I was fascinated & begin collecting Malaysian Banknotes after stumbling upon your blog.

Hey what will happen to the Petroleum RM50? I heard that it will be phased out soon.

Jack Hoo said...

Added Malaya Straits Bankotes.

Jack Hoo said...

Mou Meng, banknote is just more than your daily spending, enjoy the beauty of it.

Eventually the 3rd Series of RM50 will phase out soon, especially with the introduction of the new 4th Series bankote. Will untill further announcement made by BNM.