Temasek Snail – A revisit

About two years ago, we launched a guidebook “A Guide to Snails and other Non-marine Molluscs of Singapore” to help enthusiasts find and identify snails and non-marine molluscs that can be found in Singapore, and to increase awareness and interest in the biology, ecology and shell forms of these molluscs. The front cover picture of…

Caught Red-handed!

Marine tank in Science Centre’s Snails Mini-Exhibition One by one, our giant clams were ravaged. And no one knew why. I was told it was due to the warm water temperature in our tanks, which was probably true-in part. However, even after the installation of a second-hand chiller, which kept the water temperature low, the…

Snails – A salty memory?

Recently, I posted a photo of the underside of a snail which was crawling vertically up a tank on our Science Communication Facebook page “Science It“. When I shared the photo with my friends, there were several responses. One said he used to be crazy over snails during his Primary School days, and even kept…

Obsession with snails

The latest obsession by our blogging team (or part of it) seemed to be the snail community in the Science Centre Singapore (latest addition to our exhibitions). Earlier this week, snails eggs have been discovered by Danny in both the terrestrial and aquatic tank (Read his blog entry here and check out the pictures taken…

Behold… New Generation Science!

This year’s ASPAC Conference only just concluded at Science Centre Singapore on Saturday last week (for the uninitiated, I’ll allude to what the conference was about at the end of this write-up, so don’t worry). One of the sub-themes of the conference was ‘New Generation Science’. And while this was discussed largely around the new generation of visitors, science centres and technologies, I felt…

Lock on Target | Homing Instinct of Snails

Many moons ago, when I was just a little rugrat, I accompanied mum and dad to a local shopping centre—Plaza Singapura. Thanks to my kiddie instincts, I soon found myself astray and hopelessly lost. It wasn’t until I cried my way to the information counter, and had the empathetic duty staff announce my name on…