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Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
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From Dungun to Leiden: For the love of fireflies

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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

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: Ms. Umilaela Arifin


We recently welcomed a new visitor to the museum! Ms. Umilaela Arifin, a PhD student at the University of Hamburg, Germany, has been studying the phylogenetic systematics (evolutionary relationships between organisms) and biogeography of adult and larval torrent frogs over the past few years. Torrent frogs (or cascade frogs)—as their name suggests—are often found in

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