A Decade of Biodiversity Conservation and Discoveries in Singapore

Jointly organised by National Parks Board (NParks) and Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR), “A Decade of Biodiversity Conservation and Discoveries in Singapore” was successfully launched on the 21st of April 2011 at the Hortpark gallery. The exhibition, held in celebration of the International Year of Forests 2011, is free for the public and is on display at the HortPark Gallery from 21 April to 2 May 2011, from 7.00am to 10.00pm. It will be a moving exhibition for the rest of the year and its next destinations are to various public libraries, City Square Mall and Wisma Atria.

The exhibition was launched by Guest-of-Honour Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Special Advisor, Institute of Policy Studies and the Patron of the Nature Society of Singapore.


Professor Tommy Koh arriving at the Hortpark gallery


Professor Tommy Koh (right) and Professor Peter Ng (center) chatting before the official launch begins

Mr Poon Hong Yuen (NParks Chief Executive Officer), Professor Peter Ng (Director of RMBR), Mr Robin Ngiam and Professor Tommy Koh each gave their opening speeches before officially opening the exhibition. Following that, Professor Tommy Koh officially opened the exhibition and toured the area, chatting with the researchers about their work as he went along.


Professor Peter Ng giving his opening speech


Professor Tommy Koh giving his opening speech


Professor Tommy Koh launching the exhibition


The crowd at the launch

The exhibition featured many of our very own affiliates, researchers, graduate students and alumni.

Common Name Species Author
Greater mousedeer Tragulus napu Marcus Chua
Malayan porcupine Hystrix brachyura Norman Lim
Atopos species Tan Siong Kiat
Brown’s flap-legged gecko Luperosaurus browni Norman Lim
jade tree snail Amphidromus atricallosus temasek Tan Siong Kiat
Lipstick plant Aechynanthus albidus Alvin Lok
Necklace orchid Coelogyne rocchusenii Alvin Lok
Bearded liparis Liparis barbata Ang Wee Foong
Pinanga simplicifrons Ang Wee Foong
Dendrobium aloifolium Ang Wee Foong
Big-mouth stream goby Pseudogobiopsis oligactis Dr Tan Heok Hui
Murphy’s Red Bug   Prof. Dennis Hugh Murphy
Suberites diversicolor Lim Swee Cheng
Yeo’s crab Tritodynamia yeoi Dr Tohru Naruse
  Yeo Keng Loo (late)
strawberry sea anemone   Dr Tan Swee Hee
Tethycometes radicosa Lim Swee Cheng
Forcepia species Lim Swee Cheng
Lee’s purple marine crab leelumnus radium Jose Christopher Escaño Mendoza
Polka Dotted Sea Cucumber Holothuria ocellata Teo Siyang
Ashy Pink Sea Cucumbe Holothuria fuscocinerea Teo Siyang
Cryptocentrus sericus Dr Zeehan Jaafar
Jann’s pipefish Doryrhamphus janssi Jani Thuaibah Isa Tanzil


JC Mendoza and his poster


Tan Siong Kiat and his poster


Marcus Chua and his poster


Ang Wee Foong (left) and Alvin Lok (right) and their posters


Dr Tan Swee Hee and his poster


Lim Swee Cheng and his poster

All in all, the launch of the exhibition was a huge success thanks to the organising committee, Johnathan (NParks), Linda (NParks), Heok Hui (RMBR) and Kaixin (RMBR).


The organisers, from left, Dr Tan Heok Hui, Mr Johnathan Ngiam and Ms Tan Kai Xin

To read NParks’ coverage of the event, please click HERE.

Photo credits:
Tan Heok Hui
Ng Li Lin Sarah

More photos of the event will be uploaded on our facebook page, so keep watch!

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