Singapore third series coins are magnetic

So my son was having some fun with his magnets one day, when he accidentally discovered that Singapore’s third series of coins are magnetic. That got my attention and I decided to do some digging. Turns out, the 1 dollar coin has a steel core.

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I asked my son to try the other new coins and it turns out that they are all magnetic. This is probably because of a steel core present in the new series coins. MAS source and link

The new series coins are minted on multi-ply plated steel comprising a steel core electroplated with three layers of metals – nickel over copper over nickel for silver-coloured coins; brass over copper over nickel for gold-coloured coins. The new series coins are generally lighter in weight and produce a lower pitch tone when struck against hard objects.

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What’s trick art?

Many in Singapore have been flocking to Trick Eye Museum in Sentosa and Alive Museum in Suntec City Mall, as they both opened for public viewing in time for the June holidays. The charges for both are similar and the number of pieces of artwork almost equal too. So, there’s really not much difference between the 2. I mean you wouldn’t purposely go to either as the only event for an outing right? At the end of the day, just pick one that is convenient to what your friends and you happen to be doing.

However, many people do not realise that long before the existence of the 2 attractions in Singapore, there was Mini Kuso Trick Art in JB. Before I go on, let me just say that I’m in no way related or do I get any promotion fees from the guys in JB. I’m just giving you my readers an alternative. If you have about 2 hours to spare on one of your shopping trips up north (of Singapore), maybe you can check it out. You can download the google maps location before you set off and just swing by if you are heading to Aeon Tebrau City Shopping Centre. It’s along the way. I’ve downloaded some samples that I got from their FB page that are really good. Take a look!

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The entrance fees are very reasonable. RM12 per person, Children under 100cm gets in for free. If you happen to be in a group of 20 more more, it’s RM8 per head. That’s not all, if you are 60 and above, you only pay RM10. Plus, the nice and friendly boss will give you a quick 10 min tutorial on how to nail the shots.