Strait Settlement note is considered one of the earliest notes is peninsular Malaya. The Strait Settlement was referred to territories of British East India Company in South-East Asia or British crown colony in earlier 1800 which comprised of Penang, Malacca and Singapore.
The Strait Settlement note were issued in three denomination namely $1, $5 and $10. These notes were designed identically except they were differential by their colors. They were printed by Bradbury Wilkinson & Co., England with various currency commissioner signatures. Noted that there were three different languages i.e. English, Chinese and Jawi to describe The Government of Strait Settlement and its face value.
The front of these notes features the portrait of King George V, Emperor of India and first King of Ireland, on the right and the watermark of tiger head on the left. The back features a Malayan tiger which was one of the common animals found in the Malayan jungle.