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Gifts from Christmas Island

Click HERE to download article. The third and last expedition to Christmas Island and Cocos Keeling Islands carried out by the Raffles Museum was featured in the Straits Times last Saturday! This follows the coverage we received in the local … Continue reading

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Galapagos of the Indian Ocean: Christmas Island, Kingdom of Crabs

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Christmas Island crabs make waves (The Straits Times, 6 February 2010)

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Art Garfunkel and his bright eyed crab

Apart from Beyonce’s bootylicious fly and Lady Gaga’s fern, a new species of crab from Christmas Island has been named for Art Garfunkel, in tribute to his song “Bright eyes” and one can certainly see why! The paper by Peter … Continue reading

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Straits Times feature Peter Davie: “Singapore still has undiscovered marine species, says scientist”

An old friend of the Raffles Museum, Mr. Peter Davie, senior curator of Crustacea at Queensland Museum visited us at the museum a month ago under the aegis of the Comprehensive Marine Biodiversity Survey of Singapore and generously sponsored by … Continue reading

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No need to go hog wild (The Sunday Times Think, Sunday 15 July 2012)

 No need to go hog wild There is a time to conserve and protect animals, and a time to manage their numbers Sunday with Chua Mui Hoong Opinion Editor My heart broke the weekend they felled the trees at Bishan … Continue reading

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The Wallace Lectures: 19th July 2012, 7 PM at Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens. Dr Peter Davie on “Marine Biodiversity in Australia: Exploration, Documentation, Conservation and Public Engagement”

After an absence of more than 50 years, RMBR and Nparks are bringing back the Wallace Lectures! Back in the 1960s, the Wallace Lectures was delivered by well-known biologists and scientists in the then University of Malaya. These lectures served … Continue reading

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Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong visits the Raffles Museum

RMBR hosted a very distinguished visitor on 5 May 2010 – Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. Professor Peter Ng and Professor Leo Tan took SM Goh on a quick tour of the museum’s public gallery, and the wet and dry … Continue reading

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Mr Tan Seng Chye

Mr Tan Seng Chye dropped by RMBR for a visit and chat on 18 Mar 2010. A former ambassador for Singapore, Mr Tan is currently a Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU. Mr Tan was … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Invasion Biology (Ant Ecology)

Postdoctoral Fellow in Invasion Biology (Ant Ecology), Christmas Island, Indian Ocean The Department of Botany, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct research in Invasion Biology on Christmas Island. Over the last decade, supercolonies … Continue reading

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