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Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Money Printers

Before I went to Hong Kong, I didn't know that there are several bank-note issuers in Hong Kong. It took me a while to realised that the 20-dollar notes have different designs and there are actually three issuers of bank notes in Hong Kong, namely: Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Corporation, Bank of China and Standard Chartered Bank. I wish there is another bank to issue bank notes legally, CK Bank! I don't even mind people calling me Ah Bank thereafter.




These bank-note printers have their building built like tanks. No ordinary person is able to penetrate the guarding walls. The Bank of China was designed by the world-renown architect I.M. Pei. It is a resemblance of a bamboo and it looks like one.










The Hongkong and Shanghai Bank Corporation building was designed by Norman Foster. Some may not like the design that resembles a machine or robot, but I like things mechanical, therefore I'm into this kind of design.










How I wish to own one similar building to print my bank notes! I may be dreaming, but sweet dreams are good for health!

6 comments:

eastcoastlife said...

I'm dreaming about printing my own money too... sigh.

SandyCarlson said...

I'm with East Coast. The First National Bank of Sandy needs to go into production ASAP!

I never knew banks printed money until I left my own country for a while.

These are wonderful photos.

CK-II said...

Now everybody wants to print one's own money, so why do we need banks, right? LOL!

napaboaniya said...

IF I'm able to print my own design on bank notes. I'll have the Mental Institution printed!!
LOL

ellen b said...

You take some great photos CK!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I wouldn't mind having my own bank either. A wonderful dream you have. Have a great WW. :)

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