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Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Playing a Part in COVID-19 Response Efforts

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Playing a Part in COVID-19 Response Efforts


In response to the spread of the novel Coronavirus during the earlier part of 2020, Singapore moved quickly to repurpose numerous venues across the island to isolate and care for the infected. During which, the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum played a part in ensuring two such temporary accommodations were safe for use. An

Highlights of the LKCNHM5 Celebrations


Last Saturday, we celebrated our fifth anniversary during the ‘LKCNHM5 e-Celebrations’! The event was months in the making, and our staff successful hosted a suite of digital activities from 10 am to 3:30 pm over Zoom. It comprised a line-up of web-talks by our research and education staff, as well as a live cast of

Temporary Closure of the Gallery


The LKCNHM Gallery will be temporarily closed with effect from 26 March 2020 until further notice. The re-opening date will be announced on our website and social media channels once it is confirmed. Our decision follows the advice of the Ministry of Health and the measures set by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce to limit the spread

Changes to Opening Hours


Singapore is now going through a COVID-19 outbreak. As a result, traffic in most museums and public areas have decreased as people take the necessary precautions. With the decrease in visitor numbers, with effect from Tuesday, 24 March 2020, the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum will shorten its gallery operating hours and close at

Untangling the Knotted Identities of Commercially Important Swimming Crabs


Are you sure the seafood you are consuming is what it says on the label or the menu? In 2015, a survey of Atlantic blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) meat sold in supermarkets and restaurants in Maryland, USA, revealed that nearly 50% of the products tested were from totally different, non-Atlantic species. DNA barcoding matched a

Reconstructing a Sperm Whale’s Tale


Four years after a female sperm whale was found dead in Singapore waters, scientists are starting to put the pieces together to reconstruct the story of how she got to be there. Discovered off Jurong Island in July 2015, she was the first (and only) sperm whale sighting that has been recorded here till date.