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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

Job Opportunity: Executive/Senior Executive (Operations)


Description The officer will plan and manage the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum’s (LKCNHM) exhibitions and gallery operations. The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Coordinate and ensure the smooth operations of the LKCNHM’s public gallery and backend operations. Review, manage and follow up with renewal of maintenance contracts.

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

Lunar New Year Promotion 2016: Return of the Museum Roundtable Red Packet Giveaway


Update: Thank you for your interest in the Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year red packets! All LKCNHM red packets have been fully redeemed. Meanwhile, visitors are welcomed to recreate impressions of the red packets with the orangutan in the Biodiversity Gallery, and find out the reason for his expression. “Based on the incoming zodiac animal