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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

Fun Facts: All About Reptiles


Today (October 21) is Reptile Awareness Day! On this day, we would like to shed light on four uncommon facts about our scaly friends. 😉 1. Not all snakes swallow their prey whole Contrary to popular belief, some snakes rip their prey into smaller pieces instead of swallowing them whole. Scientists observed this unusual behaviour

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

A special tribute to Benito Tan


Benito Tan, an internationally respected bryologist and an authority on Asian mosses, was fondly remembered by his former colleagues, friends, and students in A Special Tribute to Dr. Benito Tan, a series of papers published by Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines in his honour. He came to Singapore following his appointment as Associate

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. R. Ravinesh


For the past 1.5 weeks, we hosted Dr. Ravinesh from the University of Kerala, India. He was here to photograph mollusc specimens in our Zoological Reference Collection (ZRC) in preparation for a guidebook on the molluscs of the Gulf of Mannar, India. During his stay, Dr. Ravinesh examined and photographed about 150 specimens in our

Visiting Scientist(s) Feature: Echinoderm Edition


(From left) Dr. David Lane, Ms. Ismiliana Wirawati, and Mr. Indra Bayu Vimono in the LKCNHM research lab. This September, we have yet another bunch of research visitors at the museum to examine specimens from the recent SJADES deep-sea expedition! This time, we are featuring three researchers who study echinoderms (i.e., marine animals such as sea

Visiting Scientist(s) Feature: Carcinologist Edition


Over the past few weeks, we have been hosting new and familiar guests here at the museum: carcinologists Prof. Dwi Listyo Rahayu, Ms. Ernawati Widyastuti, and Dr. Lin Chia-Wei. (From left) Ms. Ernawati Widyastuti, Prof. Dwi Listyo Rahayu, and Dr. Lin Chia-Wei in the LKCNHM research lab. Prof. Rahayu and Dr. Lin are no strangers