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Visiting Scientist(s) Feature: Carcinologist Edition


After our previous feature on mammalogists, we are back with a feature on carcinologists from Taiwan! Dr. Shih Hsi-Te  Dr. Shih is a professor at the National Chung Hsing University in Taichung, with a research career spanning almost 30 years. Dr. Shih is also an old friend of the head of the museum, Prof. Peter Ng,

A Step Closer to Solving A 100-Year Mystery


  Mammalogists may be one step closer towards solving a conundrum that has been a subject of much uncertainty for almost a hundred years—on whether Tragulus williamsoni, or Williamson’s mouse-deer, is a valid and distinct species. Mouse-deer, or chevrotains are some of the world’s smallest hoofed animals. Research findings by mammalogists Dr. Erik Meijaard, Mr.

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. Jan-Frits Veldkamp


Recently, we hosted Dr. Jan-Frits Veldkamp from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden. Dr. Veldkamp is a botanist with a research focus on the grasses of Southeast Asia, with a career that has spanned over 50 years. He was here to examine grass specimens in the Singapore University Herbarium (SINU), as part of the research for a

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. Evan Quah


A while back, we hosted Dr. Evan Quah from Universiti Sains Malaysia, who was here to examine snake specimens in the Zoological Reference Collection (ZRC). Dr. Quah is a herpetologist with a research focus on the systematics and biogeography of Malaysian herpetofauna (amphibians and reptiles). He is also an Associate Editor (Herpetology) for the Raffles Bulletin

Public Talk: Foraminifera in the abyssal nodule fields of Singapore exploration area, eastern equatorial Pacific


Professor Andrew Gooday has worked extensively on Foraminifera (a kind of Protozoa) and participated in numerous deep sea research over the span of his career. This talk will focus on his research on Foraminifera that were discovered in the abyssal nodule fields in the Singapore exploration area of the Clarion Clipperton Zone. Title of Seminar: Foraminifera

Research Highlights – August 2017


We feature some new research from our resident carcinologists, published recently in August. A star is born (Pariphiculus stellatus Ng & Jeng, 2017) This new species of crab possesses peculiar star-shaped tubercles on its body—which is why it was given the epithet, stellatus, which means ‘star-like’ or ‘starry’ in Latin. The new crab species was

Short Course: Biodiversity of True Bugs (Hemiptera: Heteroptera) 26–29 Oct 2017 at LKCNHM


Our museum’s bug scientist, Dr. Hwang Wei Song will be conducting a short course on True Bugs with international bug specialists at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum this October. Dates: 26–29 Oct 2017 (Thu–Sun) Venue: Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, NUS Limited to 15 participants Instructors: Dr. HWANG, Wei Song (National University

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. Daniel Edison M. Husana


Recently, we hosted Dr. Daniel Edison M. Husana, associate professor from the University of the Philippines Los Baños, who was here to examine freshwater crab specimens in the Zoological Reference Collection (ZRC). Dr. Husana’s research focuses on animals that reside in caves, such as cave crabs and cave fish. Adventurous Spirit Why cave animals (troglobites/stygobites)?

Fun Rocks @ LKCNHM


Join us for a day of fun and activities on 11 November 2017 at Fun Rocks! Learn how to make cute animal-shaped soap or have a bouncing good time at our inflatable jungle! Tickets to the carnival are available for sale at $10 per ticket, which also includes admission into the museum as well as

Visiting Scientist(s) Feature: Mammalogist Edition


In this feature, we give a short summary of the work of two mammalogists that have visited the museum a while back. Mr. Lim Tze Tshen Mr. Lim Tze Tshen is a research associate at the University of Malaysia, focusing on biodiversity conservation and vertebrate palaeontology. As a palaeontologist, Mr. Lim studies fossils, from common ones