|Image collated from Today website|
Singapore's $1 coin bears a suspicious resemblance to England's 2 pounds coin. It has a silver center encircled by a bronze-colored ring. "This similarity does seem coincidental," Josiah Teo, an oil-and-gas trader at the Harbour Front Hub, said. "Are the designers from England? Anyway, the new $1 coin looks cool and I've no quibble with its aesthetics."
|The new Singapore $1 coin (left) and |
current UK 2 pounds coin (right).
"It is clear that they have their priorities right," Mr Teo suggested, "after all, if there is a need, we can easily build more flats. Besides, poetry is a luxury we cannot afford."