Great news! Our upcoming natural history museum will have dinosaurs after all!

Great news! Our upcoming natural history museum will have dinosaurs after all!

After racing to raise $8 million to buy three near-complete dinosaur skeletons dug up from Wyoming in the United States, the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research sealed the deal on Monday. It almost did not happen, after the museum missed the July 31 deadline set by the sellers, Wyoming-based fossil company Dinosauria International. The museum had managed to raise close to only $2 million of the amount needed to secure the fossils. It pleaded for an extension - something Dinosauria's owners, Mr Henry Galiano and Mr Raimund Albersdoerfer, acceded to despite having other offers. They wanted to sell the bones to an academic institution or museum that would use them for education and research. Last weekend, Mr Galiano and Mr Albersdoerfer flew into Singapore at the invitation of a prominent Singaporean. For several hours, they met the Singaporean and at the end of it an agr...

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