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Welcome to the South East Asian Biodiversity Website: Museums
(Updated on Monday, October 20, 2003 )

Museums

Brunei
Indonesia
Kampuchea (formally Cambodia)
Laos
Malaysia
Myanmar (formally Burma)
Philippines
Singapore
Thailand
Vietnam


BRUNEI
(Not available)

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INDONESIA

Institut Teknologi Bandung
- http://www.bi.itb.ac.id/museum/indekspesimen.htm

Faculty of Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
- http://www.vocal.net/
- Has specimens, among which there is the biggest giant lizard, Komodo Lizards.

Museum Komodo, Taman Mini, Jakarta
- Exhibits dioramas depicting the fauna of insects and wild animals.

The State Museum, South Sumatra
- http://www.indonesia-tourism.com/south-sumatra/places.html
- The State Museum, claim to have 2000 relics and antiquities.
- Claim to have some preserved animals of the region

Sumatra Selantan
Kebun Binatang Mini Lahat

  Groupings Species Specimens
  Mammals 9 38
  Birds 10 58
  Reptiles 3 7
  Amphibians 0 0
  Invertebrates 0 0
  Total 22 103

West Java
Zoological Museum
- http://www.indonesia-tourism.com/west-java/places.html
- Has stuffed animals, didn't mention about the number of specimens.

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KAMPUCHEA (formerly Cambodia)
(Not available)

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LAOS
(Not available)

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MALAYSIA

Univeriti Sains Malaysia Museum
- http://www.usm.my/facilities/museum/frontpage.html
(in Malay)

Museums in Malaysia:
- http://www.mmserve.com/museum/


FRIM Museum, Kepong:
- http://www.mmserve.com/museum/selfrim.htm
- Displays wood specimens, their usage and products

Lembaga Muzium Selangor:
- http://www.selangor.gov.my/muzium/
- Has a natural history gallery having insects specimes from Selangor Darul Ehsan
- Has 3 types of timber displayed: Meranti, Tembaga, Perah, keruing, Keladang, Chengal etc.

Perak State Museum, Taiping
- http://www.mmserve.com/museum/pkmuseum.htm
- Has species of animals, birds and insects and fruits and herbs.

Penang Forestry Museum
- http://www.mmserve.com/museum/penfores.htm
- Has forest related specimens of Malaysia, didn't mention the numbers

Padi Museum, Gunung Keriang, Kedah
- Displays specimens if the Padi plant

Museum Corporation of Melaka
- (in Malay)

Cat Museum in Sarawak.
- http://www.sarawak.com.my/cat_museum/main.html
- Has more than 2, 000 cat artifacts

Universiti of Kebangsaan Malaysia,
- Are conducting research on Sea cucumbers
- http://www.Geocities.com/CollegePark/Lab/3789/mulakan.html

The Insect Museum, Department of Agriculture, Malaysia
- http://members.tripodasia.com.my/yengwai/index.html

Sabah Museum
- http://www.borneo-online.com.my/museum/
- The Sabah has an Ethnobotanical Garden containing natural forest resources, medicinal, ornamental and ritual ceremonial plants
- Also has a Zoological Garden
- Containing barking deer, bird, crocodile and various other fauna

ASEAN Review of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation (ARBEC)
- http://www.arbec.com.my/
- A very good site, contains virtual museums too.

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MYANMAR (formerly BURMA)
(Not available)

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PHILIPPINES

The University of Philippines Los Banos Museum of Natural History
- http://www.laguna.net/uplbmuseum/
- Is has more that 200, 000 biological collections of Philippine plants, animals and microorganism and other biodata.

MICROBIAL CULTURE COLLECTION MUSEUM
- The Collection has a total of 511 cultures, 292 of which are bacteria and fungi (molds and yeasts) and 219 microalgae.

University of Santo Tomas Museum
- http://www.ust.edu.ph/flty_mas.shtml
- Has a museum having a collection of specimens related to Natural History and Entomology.

Rice World Museum
- http://www.riceworld.org/rwopen.html
- The museum has several varieties of rice and also information about rice ecosystems in Philippines.

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SINGAPORE

Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Singapore
-http://rmbr.nus.edu.sg/

- Has some 300,000 zoological specimens belonging to 10, 000 species.
- Approximate numbers are:

 

Groupings

Specimens

Species

 
Corals & sponges
3,400
250
 
Molluscs
35, 000
1,200
 
Crabs
22, 000
1,240
 
Prawns & other crustaceans
10, 000
500
 
Insects & allies
70, 000
3, 000
 
Other invertebrates
30, 000
970
 
Zooplankton
14,5 00 samples
-
 
Fishes
65, 300
1,740
 
Amphibians
3, 300
100
 
Reptiles
3, 500
280
 
Birds
31, 000
1,060
 
Mammals
15, 000
315

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THAILAND

Chulalongkorn University:
National History Museum
- http://www.chula.ac.th/directories/index_en.html
- Has species of shells, fossils, bees, fish, striped giant soft shell turtle, a copper Smith Barbet, river martin, Pandan crab among others.

Phuket Sea Shell Museum
- Has a collection os seashells.
- Also has sedimentary rock containing shell fossils that represent the earth's earliest forms.

Mahidol University. Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Department of Social and Environmental Medicine
Mollusk Museum
- http://www.mahidol.ac.th/mahidol/tm/tmse/mala.html
- Has a collection of fresh water and brackish-water snail specimens of medical importance.

Mosquito Museum, Department of Medical Entomology, Mahidol University
- http:www.mahidol.ac.th/mahidol/tm/tmen/servicen.htm
- Has specimen of mosquitoes, flies, ticks, mites, cockcroaches and other arthropods of medical importance.

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VIETNAM

National University of Hanoi, Vietnam
Zoological Museum
http://coombs.anu.edu.au/~vern/hnu-zoo-mus.html
- The museum contains about 1000 large mammals, 3000 bird, over 400 fish, 650 snake and some tutle specimens.

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Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, Block S6, Level 3, Faculty of Science
The National University of Singapore, Science Drive 2, Singapore 117600,
REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
Tel: +65-6874-5082, Fax: +65-6774-8101