Obverse : Blue-throated Bee-eater at left, city skyline along bottom, arms at upper right.
Reverse : Dancers of various ethnic groups
Size of note: 165 mm x 78 mm
First issued on: 1 February 1977
The birds depicted on the notes are noted for their strength, adaptability and independence which characterize the young Republic of Singapore with the potential of soaring to greater heights in its progress.
On the front, all notes have the Singapore Arms, a watermark of a lion’s head and the signature and seal of Minister for Finance and Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of Currency, Singapore.
The Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis) is a species of bird in the Meropidae family. It is found in Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.