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SERIES 5: Answering A Thirst


From a resource-scarce island nation to a flourishing city-state with integrated water management, waterworks and structured distribution systems in place, Singapore has come a long way in its water voyage.

Water is crucial to the survival of a growing country, and Singapore was heavily dependent on imported water from Malaysia in the early days. However, with rising water demands that increased in tandem with the nation’s development, our pioneering leaders established a vision for an independent yet stable water supply. Civil servants and engineers also saw through gruelling years of hard work and research in efforts to diversify the nation’s water resources.

The book display case opens to reveal a stunning artistic rendition of the infrastructure and landmarks that mark the progress and journey of our dynamic nation over the many years. 

The unwavering persistence, grit and firm resolve of the earlier generation eventually formed the foundations of Singapore’s current water system. Today, modern Singapore stands at the front line of water innovation with breakthroughs in water technologies, and is internationally recognised as a model city for urban water management. An emerging global hydrohub, the city-state will continue with its prevailing efforts towards water self-sufficiency, emboldening a new wave of visionaries who will continue to write Singapore’s water legacy.

Minted on the Gold (999) proof medallion’s obverse in glorious high-relief is an antique stethoscope alongside a Chinese ‘medicinal boat’ or medicine miller -hallmarks of both Western and traditional Eastern healing defining Singapore’s early healthcare system. Laid over a shimmering heart, they represent the passion and dedication with which our predecessors shaped our present-day successes.

Both the Silver (999) proof medallion and Rose Gold proof-like medallion features the inaugural performance of the Great Singapore Workout, an exercise that entered the nation into the Guinness Book of Records, as a centre motif. With the historic Bowyer Block clock tower in the background and a futuristic medical robot at the forefront, the design represents the glittering future of Singapore’s healthcare system.

Special Features of the Medallions

Limited Serialised Mintage

Only up to 200 each of the gold and silver medallions will be specially serialised and made available, making each piece a rare and sought after collectible.

Prismatic Effect

Minted using cutting-edge technology, the medallions features an iridescent finishing known as the "Prismatic Effect".

Verified by Singapore Assay Office

Each gold and silver medallion will be accompanied by a certificate confirming the authenticity of its precious metal, as verified by the Singapore Assay Office.