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Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum


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SJADES 2018: Treasures from the Deep

Of Giant Significance A new species of deep-sea giant isopod, which was named Bathynomus raksasa, has been described by researchers from NUS and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). It is the first time that the genus Bathynomus has been collected in Indonesian waters and is also one of the largest known to science. Marine

Edutainment Zoom: Activities for Children!

As the school term progresses, stay curious and learn with us through our ‘Edutainment Zoom’ programme! Every Saturday, from 13 June to 1 August, our staff and Museum partners will be hosting a series of eight educational and entertaining web sessions for children and young families. With story-telling sessions, drawing, live demonstrations and more, these

E-Book Launch: 200 Points in Singapore’s Natural History

Exactly one year ago, LKCNHM launched the exhibition ‘200: a natural history’ to commemorate Singapore’s Bicentennial. The exhibition chronicles 200 natural history events from the last two centuries of modern Singapore, filling the walls of the temporary gallery with specimens, images and anecdotes of animals, plants, events, places and people that have played important roles

May School Holidays Special!

The May school holidays have begun! Our Outreach and Education Unit are eager to share with you their new web-talk series, ‘Thursday Talk Shop’. Our Education officers will be inviting special guest speakers with expertise in natural or environmental sciences, and chat with them about their work experiences.   In our first session, we were

The Anthony J. Whitten (1953–2017) Memorial Issue

“In the last 10 days I’ve been told that two beetles have been named after me, something I find very flattering.  … One is a blind, long-legged cave-restricted beetle, and the other is a dung beetle. But before you scoff too loudly, remember that in Ancient Egypt the dung beetles or scarabs were objects of

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