This is part two of my full LKCNHM review. Read part one first!
Let’s cut to the chase: 150-million-year-old diplodocid sauropod dinosaur skeletons with scientific names which probably meant a lot but lost on the lesser human being… yours truly. I only remembered one was called Apollo-something, maybe. However, when you are face to face with three huge dinosaur skeletons and suspended bones of flying pterodactyls of, well, dinosaur proportions, names pale in comparison.
Growing up with two brothers gave me a really good Dinosaurian education. Thanks to this, I can tell the differences between the diplodocus and brachiosaurus. Wow, I’ll go far with that knowledge. But I digress, here are the dinosaurs!
Insects: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Not all insects are brown and boring. Some are pink! Alfred Russel Wallace was in Singapore for a ton of time to look at bugs in order to develop his lesser-known theory on evolution. You could say he larva them a lot. There’s a special section on Wallace’s collection in Singapore Natural History Museum, more on that below!
I have always reserved a healthy amount of fascination for sea creatures, besides loving to eat seafood and shellfish. Yes, I’m a shellfish person.
Closest to our hearts, and genetic makeup!
The second floor holds one of the most precious collections of Singapore’s Natural History. Although much smaller, it is not to be missed! Among the items, I found the detailed and yet stiff drawings by William Farquhar, and meticulously preserved specimens by Alfred Wallace really interesting. Tip: Open the cupboards and drawers!