Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research
RMBR has its origins in the Raffles Museum which was founded in 1849. Established on 1 October 1998, the Museum is built on the academic strengths of various faculty and postgraduate researchers, and has conducted numerous conservation biology, ecology and systematics research work in the region. It also plays an active role in public education. Leading volunteers in the documentation of Pulau Semakau's rich biodiversity adds a new dimension to getting the schools and public involved in conservation for the Museum.
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The HSBC Group's history in Singapore dates back to 1877 when its founding member, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, opened its first branch. Today, HSBC has 11 branches incorporating 5 Premier centres and 34 automated teller machines in Singapore. A qualifying full bank, HSBC in Singapore offers a comprehensive range of services including personal and commercial banking, investment and private banking, insurance, forfaiting and trustee services, securities and capital markets services.
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HSBC Singapore launched the Care-for-Nature programme in 1989. Through this environmental conservation and education project, HSBC Singapore conducts a wide range of community-based projects to promote awareness for the environment.
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National Parks Board http://www.nparks.gov.sg/cms/
National Parks Board (NParks) is responsible for providing and enhancing the greenery of the Garden City. Beyond green infrastructure, NParks is committed to enhancing the quality of life through creating memorable recreational experiences and lifestyles.
NParks manages over 50 major parks and 4 nature reserves. Adding to this is the extensive streetscape, or roadside greenery, that forms the backbone of our City in a Garden. An island-wide Park Connector Network is also being developed to link major parks and residential areas.
As Singapore's scientific authority on nature conservation, NParks monitors and coordinates measures to ensure the health of Singapore's biodiversity. This supports the overall thrust of our urban biodiversity conservation model, which aims to conserve representative eco-systems in land-scarce Singapore for future generations.
NParks is also the lead agency in the efforts to continually upgrade the Landscape Industry in Singapore. It works closely with industry partners to promote good work practices and create a thriving, innovative and professional industry that will support Singapore's aspirations of being a City in the Garden.
The initial phase of DNA is supported by donations of images and slides from some of our retired professors and staff of NUS, including Leo Tan, Wee Yeow Chin, Dennis H. Paddy Murphy, Kok Oi Yee, and existing biodiversity staff of NUS, NTU and naturalists, including Peter Ng, Tan Heok Hui, Kelvin Lim, Marcus Chua, Wang Luan Keng, Foo Sai Khoon, Samson Tan, Teo Nam Siang, Edward Lim and Chua Siew Chin.