Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Another place called Singapore (in USA)

I was researching on Singapore Banknotes when I found this interesting website. This website shows me a very foreign looking Singapore banknote, and on further inspection, the banknote is not from our Singapore, it is actually from a small town in USA, Michigan. It is very interesting that 2 entirely different places, with different culture and people, had once shared the same name.

Quoted from Wikipedia.org,

"Singapore, perhaps Michigan's most famous ghost town, is one of the casualties of the four great fires (Chicago, Holland, Peshtigo, and Manistee) that ravaged the northern midwest on 8 October 1871.[1] Its ruins now lie buried beneath the sand dunes of the Lake Michigan shoreline at the mouth of the Kalamazoo River near the cities of Saugatuck and Douglas."



  1. A newspaper named New Nation published an article about this town sometime back in the early 80's. Some time after that our local numismatic society(active during those days) held an exhibition and I recalled some collector had a worn out piece of the banknote up for display.This prompted me to search and finally I did aquire used and an uncut sheet of the notes.

  2. woah, do upload the note for others to see! Thanks!

  3. I am completely impressed! Keep stuff like this coming.