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A Virtual Journey to Pulau Satumu

by Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Join the researchers of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum as they survey the biodiverse shores of Pulau Satumu, the picturesque, southernmost island of Singapore!

As darkness creeps into the setting sky, a small islet in the southernmost part of Singapore comes alive! Pulau Satumu, or “one tree island”, is best known to be the home to one of the five lighthouses maintained by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA): the Raffles Lighthouse. In the looming darkness, its bright beacon of light guides ships through the south channel sea passage along the Singapore Strait.
However, less known are the crystal-clear waters surrounding this iconic white tower, filled with an abundance of marine life. Join the researchers of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum in exploring the islet’s two distinct habitats—rocky shore and coral reef—and learning more about the plethora of animals we can find, such as the red egg crab, marine spider and file clam! You will also get to see the researchers at work, carrying out fieldwork to survey the marine biodiversity on the islet, and examining the specimens back at the museum’s laboratories.



Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum is Singapore’s only natural history museum, and a leading institution in Southeast Asian biodiversity research, education, and outreach. 

Located at the National University of Singapore, over a million biological specimens, artefacts, field notes, drawings, and photographs from Southeast Asia are housed in its iconic rock-shaped building.

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