Tommy Tam, art director at HSBC’s Global Publishing Services, examines banknotes on display at a special exhibition of historical and current banknotes. Photo: Felix Wong

Money, money, money ... It’s not a cashless society yet in Hong Kong where banknotes still rule

  • Art director for HSBC’s Global Publishing Services says banknotes often depict people, places and animals unique or symbolic to a specific place
  • Historically, Hong Kong’s banknotes have also depicted city’s bustling trade activity, such as tea manufacturing in the early 1900s
Topic |   Currencies

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Tommy Tam, art director at HSBC’s Global Publishing Services, examines banknotes on display at a special exhibition of historical and current banknotes. Photo: Felix Wong
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Zoe Low

Zoe Low

Zoe Low is a reporter at the Post, joining in 2018. Previously, she was an intern at The News Lens International in Taipei, covering Taiwan-China relations and foreign policy and social issues around Asia, particularly Southeast Asia. She graduated from the London School of Economics and the National Chengchi University in Taiwan.