Singapore 10000 Dollars banknote Orchid Series

Singapore 10000 Dollars banknote Orchid series currency notes

10000 Singapore dollar note SGD Orchid

Singapore 10000 Dollars banknote Orchid Series (1967 - 1976)

Obverse : Orchids (Aranda Majulah) at center, Coat of arms of Singapore at right.
Reverse : The Istana (Presidential residence) at left center.
Colour: Green
Size of note: 203 mm x 133 mm
First issued on: 29 January 1973

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The dominant feature is a spray of orchids in the centre of the front of each note, the orchid being the national flower of Singapore. On the front, all notes have the Singapore Arms, a watermark of a lion's head and the signature of the Minister for Finance and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Singapore. A scene of Singapore is depicted on the back.

The Istana
The Istana is the official residence and office of the President of Singapore. Meaning "palace" in Malay, it is where the president receives and entertains state guests. The Istana is also the working office of the Prime Minister of Singapore. It is in a large open compound in the otherwise urbanised setting of the Orchard Road area.
The 106 acre (0.4 km²) estate was once part of the extensive nutmeg plantation of Mount Sophia. In 1867, the British colonial government acquired the land and built a mansion to be the official home of the British governor. This continued until 1959 when Singapore was granted self-government, and the governor was replaced by the Yang di-Pertuan Negara, who was in turn replaced by the president.