18 Aug '11, 1pm

Awesome, mawsome – some real dinosaur fossils in the museum!

Awesome, mawsome – some real dinosaur fossils in the museum!

I dropped in at the Raffles Museum today and was dragged to a locked room by Leo Tan and Belinda Teo who happened to chance on me. Leo Tan’s face was a picture of relish as he impatiently paced until the keys appeared – with an entourage. Once opened, his and Belinda’s eyes glistened with true wonder at the sight of fossilised vertebra. And they all burst into laughter when they realised the bones had company – an army of replicas were gawking at the REAL THING! The vertebra had come from Wyoming, it seems, from the owners of Apollo, Prince and Twinky. Sympathy for the museum’s struggle to raise private funds in time to acquire the sauropods had spurred them to ship real, fossilised dinosaur vertebral bones to help in the fund-raising process. I looked as our very distinguished Professor Leo Tan attempted to climb up an unsteady chair for an overhead shot of the bones laid...

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