A natural history museum for Singapore


“The Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research (RMBR) is one of the earliest natural history museums in SEA and the only one in Singapore, is committed to preserving Singapore’s biodiversity through research, environmental consultation and public education. The RMBR can play a pivotal role in galvanising research and education efforts in biodiversity conservation and environmental awareness in Singapore. However, a new facility is necessary for the RMBR to fulfill this role on the university, national, regional and international level.

The RMBR is raising funds to develop it into a natural history museum that will serve as a valuable resource for biodiversity research and help generate interest among present and future generations on the vital importance of ecology, conservation and the environment for human survival and development.”

To find out more, go to the museum webpage at http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/


6 responses to “A natural history museum for Singapore

  1. Dr. George Yuille Caldwell

    If of any interest I have a file of letters to and from the world on my effort in 1971 to set up a Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology here in Singapore.

    A similar one exists in Mexico City which deals with the shole of Central America.

    In Singapore, beng at the very centre of S.E. Asia there is a need for a collection not only of its “biodiversity” but also of the origins of all its peoples going back to the Exodua out of Africa 100,000 years ago.

  2. Dr. George Yuille Caldwell

    Correction: “whole of Central America”.

  3. dear sir,

    may i ask if you were the one whose letters are published in the book called The SIngapore Letters of Rigor Mortis?

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