Japanese Occupation one dollar currency note

The Japanese military administration introduced a new set of currency notes as legal tender during the Occupation and adopted the colonial Straits dollar as their standard unit. The local population referred to it as ‘banana currency’ because of the motif of a bunch of bananas found on some of the notes. By the end of the Occupation, the notes were practically worthless.

Date/Period
1942-1945
Region
Singapore and Malaysia
Dimension
Image size: 6.5 x 14 cm
Accession No.
1995-03769
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Category
Currency Notes