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Visiting Scientist Feature – Mr. Muhammad Masrur Islami

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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

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Management Assistant Officer, Visitor Services/Casual Visitor Services Officer


JOB OPPORTUNITY: Management Assistant Officer, Visitor Services (1 year contract-renewable)/Casual Visitor Services Officer (6 months contract – renewable) Department: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum 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

Visiting Scientist Feature – Dr. S. Ravichandran


Early last week, we welcomed a new visitor to the museum! Dr. S. Ravichandran, an Assistant Professor at Annamalai University in India, will be here till the end of this week. He is a crab taxonomist (or carcinologist), with a research career spanning over two decades. On this visit, Dr. Ravichandran is collaborating with Prof.

Visiting Scientist Feature: Ms. Conni Sidabalok


We’re back yet again with another visiting scientist feature – this time, on Ms. Conni Sidabalok from the Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), in Cibinong, Indonesia. Ms. Sidabalok was here to sort and examine marine isopod specimens collected from the SJADES 2018 expedition. During her 3-week visit, she examined marine isopods

Visiting Scientist Feature – Dr. Michael Gates


Earlier this week, we hosted Dr. Michael Gates, research entomologist with the Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); he is also an adjunct scientist at the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Gates is an expert in the study of parasitoid wasps from the order Hymenoptera, having 23 years of research experience

Native Animals of Singapore You Never Knew Existed (意想不到的本地生物)


  In a three-part special, zaobao.sg 生活娱乐, together with the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, featured 10 interesting animals that can be found in Singapore. From the venomous creatures that lurk in our shores to the animals that conquer the skies, click on the links below to read more about these fascinating creatures. Part

Marine Open House 2018


The rain last Saturday did not dampen the spirits of the crowd at our Marine Open House! Starting from registration in the morning, the air was filled with excitement and chatter. Throughout the day, visitors were taken on a learning journey under the sea, with various events focused on marine science. In his talk, “Wet

Stories from Christmas Island (I) – The elusive Labuanium vitatum


This post is part of a new series featuring stories from LKCNHM’s Christmas Island expeditions (for more information, click here). Somewhere in Christmas Island resides a cryptic tree-climbing crab (Labuanium vitatum), commonly known as the white-stripe crab. With bright purple claws, a purplish body and neon-yellow eyes, it should not be hard to spot. However,

An ‘Out of the Blue’ Tour of LKCNHM


Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes here at LKCNHM? Last Saturday, for the first time ever, five lucky winners and their friends had an exclusive look into our museum collections as part of a 2-hour guided tour. Their guide? Our very own Head of the Museum, Prof. Peter Ng! The five lucky winners were chosen