Category Archives: News

Man of Science and Dreams – ST article 21st March 2014

PUSHING 70, Professor Leo Tan has seen most of his dreams come true. Some were his own, others were thrust upon him. He wanted to be the first Singaporean to graduate with a marine biology PhD from Singapore. And he did, against … Continue reading

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Over 500,000 specimens are being prepared for the BIG move! – zbNOW 5 March 2014

Currently under construction, The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) is slated to open at the end of the year. Its collection includes the 500,000+ specimens that are currently housed in the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR). This collection … Continue reading

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In the news – ‘Extinct’ orchid resurfaces in Bukit Timah reserve

‘Extinct’ orchid resurfaces in Bukit Timah reserve Straits Times 29 Jan 2014 B8 by Feng Zengkun An orchid species thought to be extinct in Singapore has been found in the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve after more than 80 years. Researchers from Singapore and the … Continue reading

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“Nomenclature chaos averted” by NUS with the support of the RMBR

The International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature is the international body responsible for the effective use and implementation of scientific names for animals. The Commission publishes the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature which dictates how animals are to be named and … Continue reading

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The three stars of Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum are in Singapore!

 

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Singapore, naturally – a special two page spread in the Straits Times (17 August 2013)

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RMBR Toddycat David Tan makes the news

Fresh from his year long undergraduate exchange stint in the US, fourth year Life Science Student and Raffles Museum Toddycat David Tan wasted no time jumping back in the wild happenings of Singapore. He was featured in the Chinese and … Continue reading

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Over 30 wild animals seized from flat

Over 30 wild animals seized from flat Tip-off led to biggest seizure of illegal wildlife from home in 11 years: AVA THREE rare ball pythons, two Indian star tortoises and a slow loris were among more than 30 wild or … Continue reading

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Red, white and green – An Insight special

For the PDF version, please click here  The big tree debate  The past 50 years has seen the greening of Singapore. But even as people become more eco-aware, population needs put pressure on the environment. Grace Chua looks at the … Continue reading

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That uniquely Singaporean crab disappearing fast (Johora singaporensis)

That uniquely Singaporean crab disappearing fast  Local scientists trying to save a crab that’s found nowhere else in the world – David Ee MENTION crab, and Singaporeans will think of it on a plate smothered in chilli sauce. But local … Continue reading

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