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Singapore’s Earliest Contribution To Science?

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Many people may not have known that in 1922, a German-born scientist of Jewish descent came to – of all places – Singapore to seek funding. He arrived off the Japanese ship Kitano Maru and the entire local Jewish community, numbering 236 members, went to meet him.

He managed to raise a total of 750 British pounds, a princely sum in those days.

His name? Professor Albert Einstein, who is best known for the theory of relativity.

You can read more about Einstein’s trips (yes, he made more than one) to Singapore here.

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Image from Wikipedia.