Bank Negara Malaysia issued a new series of banknotes on July 16. Themed ‘Distinctively Malaysia’, the latest banknotes series draws its inspiration from the country’s diverse culture, heritage and nature.
Malaysia’s lush tropical jungle, which is one of the world’s oldest living rainforest, is home to a spectacular variety of flowering plants. Most iconic amongst them is the Rafflesia, the world’s largest flower.
The RM10 note features the Rafflesia azlanii. It is indigenous to Peninsular Malaysia and was first discovered in the Royal Belum Forest Reserve of the state of Perak in 2003. To commemorate its discovery, this majestic flower was named after the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusuff Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu-Lah.