Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum opens; Of Whales and Dinosaurs on its history April 20, 2015 09:00

The Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum was officially opened by Dr Tony Tan, Singapore President and Chancellor of NUS, on 18 April 2015. Over 250 guests attended the official opening to commemorate this significant occasion for Singapore's first and only natural history museum.

Dr Tan was presented with the book Of Whales and Dinosaurs: The Story of Singapore’s Natural History Museum written by Kevin Y. L. Tan. Of Whales and Dinosaurs traces how the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum came into being. It recounts the 127-year history of the natural history collection that now forms the core of the new museum. The book highlights the dedication and efforts of the stalwarts who overcame the odds to protect Singapore's natural history heritage.

Of Whales and Dinosaurs retails at NUS Press for $46. It is also available at leading bookshops in Singapore.