Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Visiting Scientist Feature – Dr. Michael Gates

Currently ClosedOpens on Wednesday from 10AM — 7PM
BOOK TICKETS

Visiting Scientist Feature – Dr. Michael Gates


Earlier this week, we hosted Dr. Michael Gates, research entomologist with the Systematic Entomology Laboratory (SEL) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); he is also an adjunct scientist at the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Gates is an expert in the study of parasitoid wasps from the order Hymenoptera, having 23 years of research experience

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 II: Pre-Departure Preparations


This post is the second of a four-part series documenting the inaugural LKCNHM RIMBA-Sarawak project expedition. A sample of the equipment brought into the field. Photo credit: LKCNHM One of the stress points of the expedition occurs before departure – during the pre-trip preparation phase. Knowing the right amount of equipment to bring, fore-seeing all

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

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

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. Tran Anh Duc


Last week, we hosted Dr. Tran Anh Duc from the Hanoi University of Science. Dr. Tran is an entomologist focusing on aquatic and semi-aquatic true bugs, with a career spanning 15 years. Dr. Tran is no stranger to LKCNHM, having pursued his PhD under the advisory of the Head of the Museum, Prof. Peter Ng.

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

An Eye-Popping Discovery in Southeast Asian Assassin Bug Biodiversity


Two pop culture characters, Popeye the Sailor and Mini-Me from the Austin Powers comedy movie series, are now linked in eternity in circumstances most unusual – having assassin bugs named after them. Paraphysoderes popeye and Physoderes minime are two new assassin bug species that were named by LKCNHM Museum Officer Dr. Hwang Wei Song, together

Visiting Scientist Feature: Zachary Emberts


Imagine yourself in a life-threatening situation just like in the film ‘127 Hours’: where amputating your trapped limb is the only way to survive. Will you choose to do so? Just like how Mr. Aron Ralston (whose incident was the subject of the film) chose to remove his arm, certain insects also possess the ability