The latest series of Malaysian banknotes draws its inspiration from elements which distinctively define the country’s diverse culture, heritage and nature. Themed ‘Distinctively Malaysia’, the fourth series of Malaysian banknotes features traditional expressions in the art and craft, natural wonders, flora and fauna, economy and tradition.
RM100 (Fourth series) – June 2012
(Actual size 140mm x 65mm)
The magnificent beauty of Malaysia’s two prominent natural wonders, declared ‘World Heritage Sites’ by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are portrayed on the RM100 banknote.
As ambassadors of the rich and colourful marine life found in our tropical waters, two of the most well-known species of sea turtles endemic to Malaysian waters are on the new RM20 banknote – the Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
Malaysia’s lush tropical jungle, which is one of the world’s oldest living rainforest, is home to a spectacular variety of flowering plants. Most iconic amongst them is the Rafflesia, the world’s largest flower.
Kite-flying is a popular traditional sport in Malaysia especially in Kelantan and Terengganu. Kite-flying is also traditionally a celebration of a good harvest which brings together the local communities