18 Jul '11, 10pm

ST: Dinosaurs part of S'pore's 'deep' history They aren't talking about our ministers, are they?

WE WOULD like to comment on two interesting commentaries on our current endeavours to bring dinosaurs to the new natural history museum in Singapore. We are delighted that Ms Ong Sor Fern ('What have dinosaurs got to do with S'pore?'; last Saturday) enjoyed her visit to the old museum and recognises the importance of having a new natural history museum that features Singapore's plant and animal life. We remain committed to this and 90 per cent of the new gallery will celebrate the biodiversity of Singapore and South-east Asia. We are also planning for a heritage gallery that will showcase material from the original museum. The funding from the initial donations has already been earmarked for safeguarding the historic collections and exhibiting these specimens. However, modern natural history museums should not feature only today's biodiversity because it gives the erroneou...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_692077...

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