Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
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Visiting Scientist Feature: The Earl of Cranbrook


Before the Lunar New Year, we hosted a very special guest – the Earl of Cranbrook! The Earl is a long-time friend of the museum, having popped by numerous times since his first research visit in 1956 – way back when he was better known to biologists here as Lord Medway. This time, his visit is

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 Scientist Feature: Dr. Rowland Shelley


Last Friday, we hosted Dr. Rowland Shelley, an expert on millipedes and tropical centipedes, with a research career of almost half a century (47 years). Dr. Shelley is retired but still active as an adjunct professor at the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at the University of Tennessee, and a research associate at the

Visiting Scientists Feature: January 2018


It’s been a great start to the year here at LKCNHM, with visits from old friends and new faces. Dr. Yang Chien-Hui Dr. Yang, Assistant Researcher from the National Taiwan Ocean University, is no stranger to the museum. She has visited LKCNHM numerous times in recent years, and was working on the shrimp and lobster

Christmas Island Red Exhibition Launch


Before the Christmas long weekend, we held the official launch of our new exhibition, Christmas Island Red! Our Guest of Honour for the exhibition launch was Mr. Bruce Gosper, the Australian High Commissioner. Mr. Gosper, along with Polish Ambassador Zenon Kosiniak-Kamysz, NUS senior management, donors, and distinguished guests were given a tour of the Biodiversity

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. Simon Cragg


Today’s feature is on Dr. Simon Cragg, a Professor of Marine Zoology from the University of Portsmouth. Dr. Cragg is currently on sabbatical leave, and has spent the last four months here at LKCNHM working on marine wood borers. Marine wood borers are marine animals (such as crustaceans and molluscs) that live in, and consume

Visiting Scientist(s) Feature: Carcinologist Edition (Part Two!)


This November, the labs at LKCNHM were bustling with activity from visitors whom we have had the pleasure of hosting. After the recent feature on visiting entomologists, we are back with another feature – this time on carcinologists! Their work has been most fruitful and we expect a windfall of scientific publications (and other goodies)

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

Rocking Fun at LKCNHM Carnival


The rainy weather two weeks ago got us on the edge of our seats all week long, as the Fun Rocks @ LKCNHM carnival was to be held over the weekend. Thankfully, the skies cleared up on the day of the carnival! Our Guest of Honour for the carnival was Minister of Education (Higher Education

Snakeheads: bringing order into identification chaos


As the protagonists of a number of horror B-movies snakehead fishes have been portrayed as highly aggressive and voracious predators, capable to hunt down their prey in the water and on land. Scientifically snakeheads are a small group of only 38 recognized species with an interesting biology, whose identification has been notoriously difficult having resulted