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Visit by Professor Tommy Koh and Diplomats from 22 Countries

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Visit by Professor Tommy Koh and Diplomats from 22 Countries


We are honoured to have hosted Prof. Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, H.E. James Sinclair Manley, Ambassador from Chile; and diplomats from 21 other countries all over the world during their visit here recently. They enjoyed a tour of our gallery and new bicentennial exhibition,

‘200: a natural history’ Exhibition Launch


We held the official launch of our new exhibition, ‘200: a natural history’, on 3 June. Held in conjunction with Singapore’s Bicentennial activities, the exhibition highlights significant events and stories in the past 200 years of Singapore’s natural history. Our Guest of Honour for the exhibition launch was Ms. Grace Fu, the Minister for Culture,

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. Alexander Ziegler


Last week, we welcomed a new visitor to the museum! Hailing from the University of Bonn in Germany, Dr. Alexander Ziegler studies sea urchins as well as other marine invertebrates. In particular, his research focuses on the internal anatomy of sea urchins. Dr. Ziegler at his workstation in one of our research labs. Traditionally, researchers

Visiting Scientist(s) Feature – The van der Poortens (Part 2)


After 10 months, the van der Poortens have visited us again! Previously, they were here to examine butterflies from the WA Fleming collection, and explore options for further imaging work (click here to read more). Dr. George van der Poorten and Mrs. Nancy van der Poorten in one of our prep labs. The van der Poortens

Visiting Scientist Feature: Mr. Hirozumi Kobayashi


This week, we welcomed our first research visitor for the year – Mr. Hirozumi Kobayashi! It’s his first visit to LKCNHM, and he came with Dr. Tohru Naruse, who is an old friend of the museum. 🙂 Mr. Hirozumi Kobayashi (left), with Prof. Peter Ng (middle), and Dr. Tohru Naruse (right) in the LKCNHM research

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Executive/Senior Executive (Procurement, HR, Donor stewardship) (1 year contract-renewable)


The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) is Singapore’s only natural history museum at the National University of Singapore. We are looking for a self-motivated and hands-on individual to assist in Procurement, Human Resource, and donor related matters. Duties & Responsibilities: Responsible for procurement in the department To serve as department buyer in e-procurement

Visiting Scientist Feature – Mr. Muhammad Masrur Islami


Hello! We are back again with another visiting scientist feature – this time, on Mr. Muhammad Masrur Islami, a research associate from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) in Ambon, Indonesia. Mr. Masrur is collaborating with our curator, Mr. Tan Siong Kiat, and Dr. Tan Koh Siang from the Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) to

Fun Facts: All About Reptiles


Today (October 21) is Reptile Awareness Day! On this day, we would like to shed light on four uncommon facts about our scaly friends. 😉 1. Not all snakes swallow their prey whole Contrary to popular belief, some snakes rip their prey into smaller pieces instead of swallowing them whole. Scientists observed this unusual behaviour