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Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. Yao Chiou-Ju


Last week, we welcomed a new visitor to the museum! Dr. Yao Chiou-Ju is an ornithologist (i.e., person who studies birds) from the National Museum of Natural Science (NMNS) in Taichung, Taiwan. Dr. Yao examining grey nightjar specimens in our Zoological Reference Collection. She is currently working on uncovering the identity of five grey nightjar

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

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

The Road to RIMBA (IV) – In the Field


This post is the last of a four-part series documenting the inaugural RIMBA-Sarawak project expedition. View of Sungai Engkari from the landing point at Nanga Segerak Field Station. Photo credit: LKCNHM. After an exhilarating journey on wheels and longboat, the LKCNHM team have reached the Nanga Segerak Field Station. This is where the actual work

The Road to RIMBA III – Journey


This post is the third of a four-part series documenting the inaugural LKCNHM RIMBA-Sarawak project expedition, reported by the expedition leader Hwang Wei Song. Storm clouds gathering above as we crossed Batang Ai Reservoir, Sarawak. Photo credit: LKCNHM. Following a final intense month of preparation, the LKCNHM team were finally en route to our field

The Road to RIMBA I: Preface


Longboat journey up Sungai Engkari towards Nanga Segerak research station. Photo credit: LKCNHM. Last October, a team from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) embarked on a 3-week field expedition to the depths of the Sarawak rainforests of Malaysian Borneo, as part of the RIMBA-Sarawak collaborative project between the museum (NUS) and Sarawak

Small Amounts, Massive Damage – The Effect of Selective Logging on Fish Biodiversity


Researchers have found that selective logging has the same harmful impacts on freshwater fish biodiversity as total deforestation, despite lesser trees being removed from the rainforest. The results of the study, published last week in the journal Biological Conservation, surprised even the researchers, which included Dr. Tan Heok Hui from LKCNHM and Dr. Darren Yeo

Native Animals of Singapore You Never Knew Existed (意想不到的本地生物)


  In a three-part special, zaobao.sg 生活娱乐, together with the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, featured 10 interesting animals that can be found in Singapore. From the venomous creatures that lurk in our shores to the animals that conquer the skies, click on the links below to read more about these fascinating creatures. Part

An ‘Out of the Blue’ Tour of LKCNHM


Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes here at LKCNHM? Last Saturday, for the first time ever, five lucky winners and their friends had an exclusive look into our museum collections as part of a 2-hour guided tour. Their guide? Our very own Head of the Museum, Prof. Peter Ng! The five lucky winners were chosen

Visiting Scientists Feature – Entomologist Edition


After the previous mammologist and carcinologist features, we are back with a feature on visiting entomologists! Our guests this time were a trio of dipterists: Dr. Keith Bayless from the California Academy of Sciences, as well as Dr. Dalton de Souza Amorim and Dr. Vera Cristina Silva from Sao Paulo State University. They were here to