Whale exhibit gets $1.3 million


whale fund 1 Distinguished guests at the fundraising event: (from left) Professor Leo Tan, Chairman of LKCNHM’s Fundraising Committee; Mr LIM Boon Heng, Chairman of Temasek Holdings; Mr S DHANABALAN; Prof TAN; ESM GOH; Prof KOH; Mr Mike BARCLAY, CEO of Wildlife Reserves Singapore; and Mr Dilhan Pillay SANDRASEGARAgara, Head of Enterprise Development Group, Temasek Holdings 


The sperm whale recovered by the NUS Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) last July in Singapore waters has received about $1.3 million in donation. Dubbed “Jubi Lee” by LKCNHM staff as it was found during Singapore’s Golden Jubilee year, the whale will be used for related scientific and educational programmes. The mounted skeleton of the 10.6-metre mammal will be open for public viewing from 15 March at the Museum’s gallery.


Organisations and individuals contributed to the Jubilee Whale Fund during a fundraising dinner at Singapore Zoo on 20 February. Guest-of-Honour Emeritus Senior Minister GOH Chok Tong graced the event, which was also attended by NUS President Professor TAN Chorh Chuan; Mr S DHANABALAN, Chairman of Temasek Trust and Mandai Safari Park Holdings; Ambassador-at-Large Professor Tommy KOH; and about 200 guests.


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whale fund 2ESM Goh was the Guest-of-Honour at the Jubilee Whale Charity Gala Dinner


Article and photos courtesy: NUS News