RM100 banknote-Natural Wonders
These are the Kinabalu Park in Sabah, home to the majestic Mount Kinabalu (the highest mountain in Southeast Asia) and the spectacular limestone pinnacle rock formations of Gunung Api valley, found within the Mulu National Park in Sarawak. Together, they represent the many natural wonders of Malaysia that provides visitors a unique experience.
Size: 150mm X 69mm
Predominant Colour: Purple
RM50 banknote-Agriculture and Technology
Biotechnology continues to drive this commodity up the value chain, supporting the nation's economic transformation towards higher value-added activities in the agriculture, manufacturing and services sectors of the economy. Crude palm oil is also used as the underlying commodity to facilitate Islamic financing.
Size: 145mm X 69mm
Predominant Colour: Green-blue
RM20 banknote-Marine Life
The Hawksbill is easily identified by its curved beak and scaly shell while the Leatherback has a leathery skin and seven ridges on its shell. These gentle turtles are a reminder that their existence rests in the delicate balance of human activity and marine life conservation.
Size: 145mm X 65mm
Predominant Colour: Orange
The Rafflesia Azlanii species featured on the new RM10 banknote 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.
Size: 140mm X 65mm
Predominant Colour: Red
RM5 polymer banknote-Widlife
Found in low densities throughout various rainforests in the country, this beautiful, broad-winged and long-tailed forest bird plays an important role in the customs and traditional ceremonies in Sarawak which is known as 'Bumi Kenyalang' or 'Land of Hornbills'. Hornbill is also seen as a symbol of strength and courage by the native communities of Sarawak.
Size: 135mm X 65mm
Predominant Colour: Green
RM1 polymer banknote-Traditional Sport
Amongst the best-known and most iconic Malaysian kites is the 'Wau Bulan' or Moon Kite which is featured on the new RM1. The Wau Bulan, which is hand crafted from bamboo and paper, is also a popular decorative item that adorns the walls of Malaysian homes.
Size: 120mm X 65mm
Predominant Colour: Blue
You can also watch a video of the banknotes here; New Malaysia banknotes video.
Press release by BNM for the new commemorative banknote here; Malaysia new banknote 2012.