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