Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
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Campus Plant Identifier: FloraSG


It seems that almost every corner of NUS’s Kent Ridge campus is near some form of greenery—from large, towering tembusu trees (Cyrtophyllum fragrans), to the pretty pink flowers of the trumpet tree (Tabebuia rosea). With the FloraSG app, you’ll be able to identify 60 native plants at the University Hall on the Kent Ridge Campus.

Wallace & Ali Statue Launch


After months of hard work and preparation, last Friday we officially unveiled the latest addition to our museum! A statue of British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace and Ali, his trusted assistant, now stands in front of our museum. Crafted by students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, the statue celebrates Wallace and Ali’s explorations

Untangling the Knotted Identities of Commercially Important Swimming Crabs


Are you sure the seafood you are consuming is what it says on the label or the menu? In 2015, a survey of Atlantic blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) meat sold in supermarkets and restaurants in Maryland, USA, revealed that nearly 50% of the products tested were from totally different, non-Atlantic species. DNA barcoding matched a

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,

Public Talk by Undergraduate – Leshon Lee


Guess what’s been ruffling Polly’s feathers? While birds are one of the most understood group of animals in the world, underneath their feathery exteriors lie an incredibly diverse and hidden community of parasites called avian lice. Join NUS undergraduate Leshon Lee as he explores the strange lives of these much neglected and maligned insects, and

‘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,