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MediaCorp Channel 8 Tuesday Report: The Beauty of Tenacity

by Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Featuring two women researchers, one who worked on the Raffles Zoological Collection forty years ago, and the other a staff of LKCNHM today, we see how they are united in their love for biodiversity and research.

Among the Lee Kong Chian Natural History’s collections are more than 100,000 animal specimens from the colonial era. These once faced the jeopardy of being lost due to insufficient and improper storage space. Mrs Yang Chang Man, a zoologist who had been in-charge of taking care of the specimens from the 1970-1990s, worked tirelessly to preserve its integrity.
Iffah Binte Iesa is a curator at LKCNHM, where she collects and preserves the genetic information of species, building on the work of predecessors, while helping future generations to understand the importance of studying and safeguarding our biodiversity heritage. This MediaCorp Channel 8 production bring us through the past into the present, to help us understand the vital role that our Museum’s curators play in not only safeguarding our natural history heritage, but also in growing scientific knowledge that will help inform our future actions.



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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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