What have dinosaurs got to do with Singapore?

Spending money to buy attention is easy. Just look at the recent brouhaha over the Tang treasures collection which came with a US$32 million (S$39 million) price tag. My own attention was snagged last Sunday when The Sunday Times reported that Singapore's new natural history museum is hoping to raise $12 million to buy a trio of dinosaur skeletons. My first instinctive reaction was dismay. What do dinosaurs have to do with Singapore's natural history, I thought. And that $12 million could fund an awful lot of other things at the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. Now I confess I'm no natural history buff. But I have enjoyed the curator's tour at the Raffles Museum and it opened my eyes to the staggering wealth of natural resources in South-east Asia. The museum owns about 500,000 specimens of animals, the largest collection of South-east Asian wildlife in the region....

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