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Highlights of the LKCNHM5 Celebrations

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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

LKCNHM5: A Big Thank You to our Donors and Partners


5 September 2020 Today, as we celebrate the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum’s fifth anniversary, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to our donors for their generosity in support of the LKCNHM5 Celebrations. A new plaque will be unveiled this afternoon to commemorate our main donors of the event. The LKCNHM 5th

LKCNHM5 e-Celebrations Programme


This year marks our fifth year of the Lee Kong Chian Natural Museum (LKCNHM) in the National University of Singapore. As we reflect back on the various milestones, achievements and challenges faced over the past five years since our official opening on 18 April 2015, we are grateful to the support of NUS, our museum

From Dungun to Leiden: For the love of fireflies


This post is written by Dr. Wan Faridah Akmal Jusoh, Research Fellow at LKCNHM, for the Vereniging Nederland-Maleisie Newsletter (article republished with permission).   I was born and raised in Dungun, a beautiful coastal district of the north-eastern peninsular Malaysian state of Terengganu. Unlike what you are probably imagining, I did not grow up by

Visit by Our Prime Minister


We are delighted that PM Lee and his wife took time out to visit our museum over the weekend. During his visit, PM Lee took an awesome photograph of the Wallace & Ali statue, sculpted by students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. The statue features renowned British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, who spent

Notice to visitors


We are confronting an extraordinary public health challenge. To succeed in stopping the spread of the novel coronavirus in our community, each of us must play our part. We seek your thoughtful cooperation for the following measures.   Visitors are advised to: Practise frequent hand washing with soap; Use our hand sanitizers located at the

Wallace & Ali Statue Launch


After months of hard work and preparation, last Friday we officially unveiled the latest addition to our museum! A statue of British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace and Ali, his trusted assistant, now stands in front of our museum. Crafted by students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, the statue celebrates Wallace and Ali’s explorations

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

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,