The Big Story: Demand for ringgit spikes as Malaysia currency hits new low against Singdollar

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Crowds are queuing up to buy Ringgit, with the Malaysian currency hitting an all-time low against the Singapore dollar.

The Straits Times spoke to some customers who are buying ringgit before heading to Malaysia for the long weekend, while some simply wanted to take advantage of the strong exchange rate.

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