Sunday, February 12, 2006

A nice HK$100 red packet

A relative from Hong Kong visited and stayed with us on Wednesday and Thursday night before moving on to Seremban.

I guess he is in his late 30's, and he's my grandmother's cousin. His 2 year old kid is my uncle.

For lack of better things to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon, I am posting high resolution scans of the HK$100 he gave in an ang pau for me.






This bit raises some very disturbing questions. If I were to bring my $50 note to the BOC, how will they give me my HK$50? Maybe in 5 pieces of HK$10 notes, on which are (probably) printed

BANK OF CHINA (HONG KONG) LIMITED
PROMISES TO PAY THE BEARER
ON DEMAND HERE AT ITS OFFICE

TEN HONG KONG DOLLARS

10

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Neglecting the philosophy of money, lets go on to oogle at the next pretty image with the shiny sliver microprinted with alternating HK50 and the 5 petal orchid tree flower (the same one found on the Hong Kong SAR flag).




I think that's the Space & Science Museum.






3 Comments:

Blogger user-a123b456c789 said...

Foreign money is so much more interesting, beautiful. Then again, that could just be attributed to how much more often I see U.S. bills.

11:43 am, February 13, 2006  
Blogger Ah Pek said...

am i sua gu or what, but this looks like a banker's cheque or a bank draft to me. normally if it is currency, we won't see those words.

2:54 pm, February 13, 2006  
Blogger Lao Chen said...

Intrinsik Music:
Yes, uncommon things always seem fascinating. Or scary.

Ah Pek:
I was quite amused by the words too, but I think it's normal currency... it feels very like notes anyway. Hardy, thick paper with all sorts of security features and in the normal proportions too.

12:49 am, February 14, 2006  

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