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S’pore to print $91 notes to honour Lee Kuan Yew’s legacy

Posted on 13 April 2015

Notes not impractical as they remind Singaporeans of his nation-building efforts every time they open their wallets.

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Singapore will be honouring the late Lee Kuan Yew in a big way as it has been announced that $91 commemorative notes featuring his image will be launched to keep him in eternal memory.

Revealing the details in parliament, the government said this is to ensure that his ideals and values will carry on through the generations as Singaporeans have access to money.

Addressing queries if odd-value $91 notes will be a hindrance for everyday usage, the government said plans have been drawn up to ensure the assimilation of the bill into daily circulation: “The number 91 will allow us to reflect and strengthen our sense of what it means to be a Singaporean, why Singapore is worth striving and fighting for, and how we can continue to build a harmonious and successful Singapore for future generations.”

“It is also a symbol that is helpful to focus our minds, if we can print something filled with meaning.”

Businesses will also be putting out goods and services that are worth $91 in total for easy buying and selling.

For example, supermarkets are going to create standard grocery baskets with $91 worth of goods, while massage parlours will offer $91 worth of massage.

Spokespeople from several KTVs across Singapore have also created $91 lady drinks and $91 Happy Hour specials.

 

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