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    Here's some Japanese occupation currency given to me by a member of the RAF who

    had a local friend who lived through the Japanese occupation in Singapore.

    This cash was also nicknamed banana money. No serial numbers were used on these notes

    and there was a big problem with counterfeiting.

    Don't ask me if these are genuine notes ;)




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    A photo from a Singapore museum showing a hoard of notes in a suitcase. The cash became totally

    worthless when the Japanese surrendered.


    Anyone lucky enough to have secreted away any Straights Settlements currency was in good position

    when the British came back into power.


    As I understand it there were also other different designs for other countries the Japanese occupied.

    Anyone else got any cash to show?

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