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

Results of ExxonMobil Endangered Species and Conservation Programme Documentary Making and Poster Design Competition 2017

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Results of ExxonMobil Endangered Species and Conservation Programme Documentary Making and Poster Design Competition 2017


The ExxonMobil Endangered Species and Conservation Programme aims to increase public biodiversity and conservation awareness of Southeast Asian biodiversity. Under this fully sponsored programme, participants attend a customised 3-hour workshop, where they spend the first two hours learning about endangered species and threats that affect their survival. During the last hour, participants are encouraged to

Online database captures S’pore’s rich biodiversity


Dr Ang Yuchen (left), a post-doctoral researcher helming the new site, with Professor Rudolf Meier. — PHOTO: DIOS VINCOY JR FOR THE STRAITS TIMES Online database captures S’pore’s rich biodiversity Audrey Tan audreyt@sph.com.sg A NEW online database has been launched compiling research on how Singapore’s flora and fauna interact with each other. Called Animals and Plants of

Behind the scenes at new natural history museum


Behind the scenes at new natural history museum More than 500,000 lots of specimens have purpose-built home at NUS A RARE golden babirusa specimen stood encased in glass in a dusty little corner of the National University of Singapore (NUS) for decades. The pig artefact, collected in 1913 in Indonesia, will soon be watching over

We are featured in: WSJ’s ‘We Don’t Say “Back Home” Anymore’: On the Long-Term Expat Life in Singapore


Full Article here: http://blogs.wsj.com/expat/2015/02/04/we-dont-say-back-home-anymore-on-the-long-term-expat-life-in-singapore/ SINGAPORE—I’m coming up on my 13th year in Singapore.  We don’t say “back home” anymore. This island, with its hum and harmonious society, is home. After 20 years overseas, it’s the U.S. that feels foreign. What keeps us here? The easy answer is, it’s the future. We are in the Asian century.

LKCNHM featured in “Youths use their free time to go green”


The museum’s outreach and education unit was featured by Channel NewsAsia Singapore on 29 Dec 2014 in a spotlight on the environment and youths. Scientific Officer, Tammy Lim, spoke about how nature walks such as the Sunburst Environment Programme in Nov 2014 can help increase nature awareness and biodiversity conservation efforts among youths (from 4:01

Indopinnixa shellorum, A new species of crab described from Singapore!


A new crab species described from Singapore by our resident crab taxonomist, Professor Peter Ng (Head, Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum)! Described as Indopinnixa shellorum, they live in close association with sipunculan worms. This crab is also tiny, measuring only 4 mm across! It is no wonder why they have evaded detection for years, even

Taxidermy still thrives in Singapore (Channel News Asia)


In this short feature by Channel News Asia,  Professor Peter Ng (Head of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum) and Ms Kate Pocklington (our Conservator) shared their thoughts on taxidermy and the importance of taxidermy to science. This CNA feature was aired on 8th October 2014. Watch the video here on Channelnewsasia.com (link) By Dawn Karen

The Largest Natural History Museum in Southeast Asia – Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan)


“The largest natural history museum in Southeast Asia” was published in Yomiuri newspaper on 18 September 2014. The Yomiuri Shimbun has the largest circulation in Japan.  Almost 10 million copies printed daily. Keita Ikeda interviewed both Dr Makoto and Prof Leo Tan. Full Newspaper Article [Translated] Singapore is Opening Southeast Asia’s Biggest Natural History Museum