Monday, July 6, 2009

3rd Series - Ship Series (1984 - 1999)

Singapore 5 Dollar Shipseries 1989 UNC
Front design :"Twakow"
Centre Panel :A Chinese lion with a ball, type of fish Commerson's Anchovy or Stolephorus commersonii
Back design : View of the PSA Container Terminal

Twakow a type of vessel with one mast and junk rig. They were a common sight in the Singapore river in the mid 19th century. Among the ships used on the coast of China.

This ship, the Keying, is an example of a Chinese commerce ship employing the junk rig. It traveled from China to the United States and England for trading between 1846 to 1848.
Information and Image Obtained From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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