Malaysia's New Currency Series (4th Series): RM20 Collection

This will be my 4th and last post of the Malaysia's New Currency Series, do check out the previous 3 post if you missed it. Here are the links:

Malaysia's New Currency Series (4th Series): RM1 & RM5 Collection
Malaysia's New Currency Series (4th Series): Full Set Collection
BNM Launches Malaysia's New Currency Series (4th Series)

Anyway here's the preview of the RM20 collection which was sold for RM30. Similar to the RM1 and RM5 collection, there are only 500,000 copies available nationwide.

As mentioned this is the last post on the Malaysia New Currency, 4th Series. Hope these 4 posts which I've made gave you a better inside of how the limited edition looks like. If you are a currency note collector, do share your knowledge with me.

Malaysia's New Currency Series (4th Series): RM1 & RM5 Collection

Unlike all my long winded post, I'm gonna let the photos do the talking this time, here's preview of the RM1 and RM5 collection which was sold in an album for a premium price of RM15 for face value worth RM6. This limited edition, hence there are only 500,000 copies nationwide. I've got 4 extra sets for sale at a premium of couse.

Front Cover


The new RM5 (front)

The new RM5 (back)

The new RM1 (front)

The new RM5 (back)

Malaysia's New Currency Series (4th Series): Full Set Collection

As promise in my previous post yesterday, here's a preview of the Malaysia's new Currency Series Full Set looks like:

Basically the set comprise the full range of denomination starting from RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50 and RM100. There is only 50,000 sets available in the market which makes it limited edition thus the value could only goes up as time goes by. Anyway the I got bought the set for RM300, a slight premium compared to the actual face value.

You'll realise that there is no changes in design for the RM50 note, that's because it was the first new design denomination of the fourth series which was issued to commemorate Malaysia's 50th Anniversary of Independence in December 2007.

BNM Launches Malaysia's New Currency Series (4th Series)

Was at Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) @ Kuala Lumpur at about 2pm today to get my hands on the Malaysia's New Currency Series, 4th Series. The new currency was launched yesterday by Prime Minister, Dato' Seri Najib Razak. it will be available to the general public starting from 2nd quarter of 2012.

Anyway the queue was rather long when I arrived and it took me about an hour to get to the counter. According to the police on duty, there are crazy Malaysian who started to queue as early as 2am in the morning. BNM open its door since 9am in the morning. and by the time I leave at about 4.30pm, the queue is still getting longer.

With long queue like this, people could easily mistaken this for the iPhone 4 launch.

View of the Queue from another angle.

New Currency banner.

This is the queue and the counter. 

There is only 3 counter open to served the public, 2 for credit card purchase and 1 for cash purchase.

They have 3 collection as follows:

  • A collection of two banknotes (RM1 and RM5 denomination) - 500,000 sets priced at RM15.00 each.

  • A collection of a single banknote (RM20 denomination) - 500,000 sets priced at RM30.00 each.

  • A collection of six banknotes (RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50 and RM100 denominations) - 50,000 sets priced at RM300.00 each. For each set of this collection, all the banknote denominations will carry the same serial number.

  • To ensure that opportunist doesn't take advantage of this limited edition Commemorative notes sales, each person is only allow to buy 5 sets of RM1 and RM5 collection, 5 sets of RM20 collection and 1 set of the full collection. All the collection are packed nicely in an individual album complete with explanation on the notes features and design.

    After queue for so long I decided to take up all allocated sets per person at RM525 and the crowd behind me follow suit. So yeah I have some extra for the single and 2 bank notes collection. Will be keep it till the right offer come by.

    Meanwhile, here's my full collection:

    The large one is the full set (only 50k sets), the bottom left (green) is the RM1 & RM5 set and the bottom right (brown) is the RM20 set.

    Watch out for my next 3 post tomorrow where I'll give you a preview of how each individual album looks like inside.

    Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow

    Living in a tropical country like Malaysia, we may never get to experience the excitement of snow falling down from the sky. Google being one of the most innovative dot com company of our time, has decided to grant us the ability to experience snow, not falling from the sky though. 

    This Christmas, Google has added a new interactive features to its search engine. All you got to do is type "LET IT SNOW" in the search box and hit the Enter button and you will be brought to the result page. Just leave the page idle for a few second and you will see snowflakes falling down gently from the top of your screen.

    If you leave the screen idle for a little longer, you will soon see that your screen start to freeze up, don't worry, its just a visual effect thus no real damage to your precious LCD / LED / CTR screen. You will not be able to click on anything on the screen except for your browsers button and buttons on the Windows Start bar.

    In less than a minute, the entire screen will be freeze up and you will see the search button change into a blue colour Defrost button.

    While you may not be able to click on anything on the result page, you can actually hold the left mouse button and move it around the screen to write or draw pictures. Similar to drawing on your car window panel when its all fogged up. I tried to write Merry Christmas on the screen and its looks awesome, take a look at the screen shot below. 

    This Let it snow effect is just for fun. I hope that by sharing this, it will bring you some Christmas joy ahead of the Christmas celebration in less than a week.

    Facebook introduces Timeline: A new way to express yourself

    Facebook, a social networking site which begun rolling out its service in February 2004 has revolutionise the way people communicate and contributed in the surge of smartphone sales in recent years. Today, 7 years later, it is the world largest social networking site with more than 800,000,000 active user worldwide. Its success is due to its ability to understand what the user needs and continuous improvement, be it interface features or security.

    During its developer conference back in September, Mark Zuckerberg the founder of Facebook introduces a new version of profile interface called the Timeline telling your story to your friends. Shall not waste time typing too much here, do video below will give you a better picture:

    After much hesitation, I've finally switch my profile to the new Timeline, check out the screen shot here:

    Now you can put your favourite photo as cover photo just like my red little Mini. 

    Notice the straight vertical line at the center? That's the timeline.

    Basically everything is arrange along with the horizontal line you in the photo above, with the latest happening at the top and historical event below. Everything is arrange in sequence to let your friends and family have  better picture of what you have been up to since they last meet you. 

    Over all, I would say that the layout is pretty neat and cool but this new layout also make stalking easier. So be sure to adjust your security setting to ensure that those stalkers wont be able to stalk your every move. 

    If you would like to check out the timeline and have your profile updated with the new timeline, check out, and click on the APPS button below.

    OverTime Pavilion KL

    Was at OverTime @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur last night for a review. The outlet is located at Level 4, just beside Redbox Plus and 1 level below Golden Screen Cinemas. Anyway I ran a little late due to the rain and  the typical after work KL traffic.

    Nevertheless, I was just time when staff at OverTime was about to open the first barrel of Starker. If I'm not mistaken, OverTime is the first Bistro that introduces Starkers in Malaysia and its is still the only one offering those delicious German beers. Anyway back to the review, the session was hosted by OT Entertainment International Sdn Bhd the company behind this successfully franchise business that is the most successful as of today. We basically have free flow of food (just order anything we like from the menu) and free flow of Starkers So we the reviewers basically order and eat LIKE A BOSS.

    Andy Kho (far left) and Thomas Yap(far right) waiting eagerly for their drinks.

    You've got to be highly skilled in opening the barrel to avoid wastage.

    Sang Har Mee, it may not taste as good as what you get at those 5 Star Restaurant, but still acceptable. By the way, who would actually come for Sang Har Mee? Personally I usually go to OverTime for Starker and the band at 1 Mont Kiara.

    Here we have some sort of Mango Kerabu and Char Siew.

    While drinking and dining, Michelle Ching, the Head of Marketing for OverTime walk over to introduce herself and welcome everyone. She then introduces a special guest, the Master Brewer of Starker, Mr Tim O'Rourke was in town to meet all of us.

    Me and Mr Tim

    Tim posing for a photo with his photo on the menu.

    If you've been to any OverTime before, you will notice Tim photo printed on the menu just like that photo above. Basically Starkers come in 3 variety, Aromatic (medium bodied), Dunkel (dark beer) and Lager (full bodied).

    And this is Eric Yong trying to be Thor.

    Honestly due to its location at the corner, I almost forgotten that there is an OverTime @ Pavilion until I receive the invitation for this review. Its my first visit to this outlet and I totally love its setting and space within. If you happen to be around, do give this place a try, not for the food but for the German beers.

    OverTime Pavilion
    Lot C4-02-00, Level 4,
    Pavilion Shopping Mall
    Kuala Lumpur
    Phone: 0108395095

    BangsarBabe's Wedding Night

    Just got back from an awesome wedding of a lovely couple, Sue Lynn (better known as Bangsarbabe and Wei Jien.)
    A little history, I got to know this beautiful slim lady during a food review back in 2009. She was seated right beside me and I surprise that she could actually eat more than me. I just couldn't believe my eyes, after all she is so slim  it just doesn't make sense that she could eat more than me. Later I got to know that she is in fact a famous food blogger/critic with a magic tongue. If you even ever have chance to dine with her, you would know what I mean. 
    Okay, back to the story, the Hollywood Glam theme wedding was held at Grand Dorsett Subang (formally known as Sheraton Subang). Attended the event with my girlfriend Michelle who seems to be more excited than I'm. It was indeed a grand night just like a Hollywood event with lots of professional photographer runner around minus the famous Hollywood celebrity. Guess were advise not to stand up and take photo but leave it to the pros to do their work. So this is in the photo I manage to take with my ipad2:
    Congratulation Sue Lynn aka Bangsarbabe aka Mrs Low.
    Will be waiting eagerly for Wei Jien and Sue Lynn junior next year. hehe.
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