At the time of writing…



I’m old enough to remember the last time the Australian dollar was on par with the Singapore dollar (before GST was introduced in Australia), but I must too old now as my memory fails me when I try to think the last time the Australian dollar was this low.

Just two months ago I was persuading my family and friends to purchase U.S dollars as the universally accepted greenback is recognised everywhere. Those were the days when 1 Australian dollar could get you over 0.96 American dollar. What a deal.

Fast forward to today, and an email from my brother in Singapore indicates that all Singapore banks and money changers are suspending the sale of Australian money. What an awesome display of demand outstripping demand. Incredible.

Let’s hope this mini financial crisis rears its pretty head soon.

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3 Comments so far

  1. Darren (darrenliz) on October 12th, 2008 @ 10:15 am

    0.966 Australian Dollar = 1.00 Singaporean Dollar

  2. Darren (darrenliz) on October 12th, 2008 @ 10:17 am

    Typo: Got it in reverse.

    1.00 Australian Dollar = 0.966 Singaporean Dollar

  3. wills on October 16th, 2008 @ 1:28 pm

    Ummm as recently as 2002 S$1 was over A$1. I specifically remembered 2002 cuz that was the year I converted all my S$ savings to A$ to migrate here and got more A$ for my S$ :).

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