Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Twinky the baby dinosaur arrives in Singapore

It exhausted one month at sea, journeying from the jagged, liberal and frosty American state of Utah to the flat, little and tropical island of Singapore.

And last Wednesday nighttime, Twinky, the baby dinosaur, arrived in its adopted land - packed in 12 crates on a 20-foot container.

But it will be a while before Singapore will reveal the unusual 12m long discover at its new home, as the yet-to-be-built Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum will be prepared only in two years' time.

The 7,500 sq m purpose-built museum at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will house not just Twinky and two bigger dinosaurs, but also one of the major collections of South-east Asian animals in the county.

For now, Twinky will stay patiently in an unnamed temperature-controlled and protected warehouse for its star turn - and the arrival of its 'parents'.

Twinky, Apollo and Prince were set up buried mutually in a quarry in Wyoming between 2007 and 2010.

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