29 Jan '18, 8am

Fish fell from S’pore’s skies like rain in 1861: French naturalist https://t.co/KMui1PPBRS

Fish fell from S’pore’s skies like rain in 1861: French naturalist https://t.co/KMui1PPBRS

In the 19th century, a rare natural phenomenon occurred in Singapore. It rained fish. The curious incident was documented by French naturalist, Francis de Castelnau, who happened to be residing in Singapore when it happened. De Castelnau served as the French consul for Siam from 1848 to 1862, and was in the Southeast Asian region during that period. Advertisement Photo from Wikipedia. Raining fish It was February 1861. In a translated account , De Castelnau recorded that there was an earthquake in the region followed by tremendous rain on Singapore for three days on February 20, 21 and 26. When the rain stopped, he noticed people picking fish up from the rain puddles. Some of the locals also told him that the fish fell from heaven: “When the sun came out again I saw members of Malays and Chinese filling their baskets with fish contained in the pools formed by the rain. The...

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/01/raining-fish-in-singapore/

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