Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
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Visit by Professor Tommy Koh and Diplomats from 22 Countries

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Visit by Professor Tommy Koh and Diplomats from 22 Countries


We are honoured to have hosted Prof. Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, H.E. James Sinclair Manley, Ambassador from Chile; and diplomats from 21 other countries all over the world during their visit here recently. They enjoyed a tour of our gallery and new bicentennial exhibition,

Visiting Scientist Feature: Ms. Umilaela Arifin


We recently welcomed a new visitor to the museum! Ms. Umilaela Arifin, a PhD student at the University of Hamburg, Germany, has been studying the phylogenetic systematics (evolutionary relationships between organisms) and biogeography of adult and larval torrent frogs over the past few years. Torrent frogs (or cascade frogs)—as their name suggests—are often found in

Visiting Scientist Feature: Dr. Alexander Ziegler


Last week, we welcomed a new visitor to the museum! Hailing from the University of Bonn in Germany, Dr. Alexander Ziegler studies sea urchins as well as other marine invertebrates. In particular, his research focuses on the internal anatomy of sea urchins. Dr. Ziegler at his workstation in one of our research labs. Traditionally, researchers

Visiting Scientist(s) Feature: Dr. Niel Bruce, Ms. Helen Wong, and Ms. Conni Sidabalok


We’re back after the Lunar New Year break with a feature on visiting carcinologists! These crustacean researchers are no strangers to the museum, having worked with us on various projects over the years. (From left) Dr. Niel Bruce, Ms. Conni Sidabalok, and Ms. Helen Wong looking at an isopod specimen in one of our research

Visiting Scientist(s) Feature – The van der Poortens (Part 2)


After 10 months, the van der Poortens have visited us again! Previously, they were here to examine butterflies from the WA Fleming collection, and explore options for further imaging work (click here to read more). Dr. George van der Poorten and Mrs. Nancy van der Poorten in one of our prep labs. The van der Poortens

Visiting Scientist Feature: Mr. Hirozumi Kobayashi


This week, we welcomed our first research visitor for the year – Mr. Hirozumi Kobayashi! It’s his first visit to LKCNHM, and he came with Dr. Tohru Naruse, who is an old friend of the museum. 🙂 Mr. Hirozumi Kobayashi (left), with Prof. Peter Ng (middle), and Dr. Tohru Naruse (right) in the LKCNHM research

Visiting Scientist Feature – Mr. Bruce Jenkins


This week, we have a new visitor here at LKCNHM! Mr. Bruce Jenkins is a research associate from the Australian Museum in Sydney, focusing on the study of Malacology (i.e., molluscs and other shellfish). An avid shell-collector as a teenager, Mr. Jenkins began his career as a research assistant at the Australian Museum in the

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 – 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

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.