Sunday, May 3, 2009

World Heritage Site on Malaysia Banknote

As we aware that the Malacca and George Town, Penang have been inscribed at the World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in year 2008, do you aware that there are two others site in Malaysia which earlier had also been inscribed as World Heritage Site by UNESCO under the categories of wildlife habitat and geological formation? Yes, these are the Kinabalu Park and Gunung Mulu which are located at Sabah and Sawarak respectively. They were inscribed in year 2000.

Mount Kinabalu, one of these World Heritage Sites, has been adopted to depict on the reverse of RM1 of 3rd Series Malaysian Banknote. It is in deed an honour to appreciate the natural habitat that we have in Malaysia.

The reverse of 3rd Series RM1 note depicts the Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia

Photo of Mount Kinabalu from Wikipedia

Located at Sabah, the Kinabalu Park is dominated by the Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia with the total height of 4,095 meters above sea level. The Kinabalu National Park was established as one of the ealiest national parks of Malaysia back in 1964.

This national park contains of a variety of flora and fauna that ranges over 4 climate zones. It covers from the from rich lowland dipterocarp forest through the montane oak to the coniferous forests, also to the alpine meadow plants, and to the stunted bushes of summit zone. Besides, it also home to a multitude of endemic animal species that include birds, insects, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles.

For more information about Mount Kinabalu, please visit Sabah Tourism. It is definitely an exciting trip to those who in love with the nature of our earth.


Encyclobanknotes said...


thanks for the interesting information...

Collector said...

Please continue to update your very informative website.

Do you know the current market value of the following RM1 note?

Prefix CR and ZD.

Jack Hoo said...

The RM1 with prefx CR with the signature of Tan Sri' Ali Abul Hassan is very rare. The price can go up to RM2000. Replacement note with prefix ZD price is around RM150-RM180.

Anonymous said...

Is that the 3rd Series RM 1 have signature of Tan Sri' Ali Abul Hassan? I start collect the RM 1 with prefix AQ which the signature of Tan Seri Dato' Sri Dr. Zeti Akhtar Aziz. Why the prefix CR is sign by Tan Sri' Ali Abul Hassan? Is the prefix AQ more early or prefix CR?

Jack Hoo said...

All the RM1 of 3rd Series has the Governor Tan Sri' Dr. Zeti's signanture except the Prefix CR note that bears the Tan Sri' Ali Abul Hassan signature.

The prefix CR believe to be issued in 1999 whereas the rest was issued on year 2000 above, strating with Prefix AA signed by Dr. Zeti.

As why only the prefix CR was signed by Tan Sri Ali Abul Hassan, it might be a mistake in prefix printing and it was never the intention of BNM to release these notes, yet they leak out into market and make them so rare.