The Bird Series of currency notes is the second set of notes to be issued for circulation in Singapore. Issued in the years 1976 to 1984, it has nine denominations, the same number as in the Orchid Series, albeit the $25 note was replaced by the $20 note. 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Orchid Series of currency notes is the earliest to be issued for circulation in Singapore. ...
Each note features a bird on the right side of the note's front, a theme selected to represent a young Singapore "ever ready to take flight to greater heights". Standard on each note, is the Coat of Arms, a lion head watermark, and the signature of the Minister for Finance and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Singapore, on the front of the note. As an added security feature, all notes have a vertically embedded security thread, while the $1,000 and $10,000 notes have two. Coat of Arms of Singapore The national coat of arms (or state crest) was first launched on December 3, 1959 together with the national flag and national anthem at the installation of the Yang di-Pertuan Negara at the City Hall steps. ... Symbol The Singapore lion head is intended as an easily recognisable national symbol that is less formal than the other national symbols. ...
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In Francophone regions (such as France and Quebec), Chinatown is often referred to as le quartier Chinois (the Chinese Quarter; plural: les quartiers Chinois) and the Spanish-language term is usually el barrio chino (the Chinese neighborhood; plural: los barrios chinos), used in Spain and Latin America.
For example, Singapore's tourist-centric Chinatown is called in local Singaporean Mandarin Niúchēshǔi (牛车水), which literally means "Ox-cart water" from the Malay 'Kreta Ayer' in reference to the water carts that used to ply the area.
Bird on a Wire (1990), movie, Chinatown, Victoria, British Columbia, Mel Gibson, Goldie Hawn (Note: Victoria's Chinatown in this film is standing in for a fictional Chinatown in Racine, Wisconsin.
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