Travel back in time to uncover the beginnings of Singapore’s natural history and how this deeply enriched France–Singapore relations in the e-book “Voyageurs, Explorateurs et Scientifiques: The French and Natural History in Singapore”.
This free e-book is a full digital version of the printed book the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum published last year, in collaboration with the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle in Paris, France, with the sponsorship of Total Foundation, within Voilah! France Singapore Festival, and the support of the Singapore Bicentennial and the Embassy of France in Singapore.
In 1819, the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles in Singapore, accompanied by the French naturalists Pierre-Médard Diard and Alfred Duvaucel, set in motion a period of momentous scientific contribution by the French. French explorers, naturalists, diplomats, traders, counts and countesses visited Singapore and played a part in the City-State’s natural history as they collected material and described numerous specimens from Singapore.
The book ‘Voyageurs, Explorateurs et Scientifiques: The French and Natural History in Singapore’ is filled from cover to cover with such stories and records, all testament to the long history of collaboration between the two countries.
Watch the e-book launch speeches from HE Mr Marc Abensour, Ambassador of France to Singapore, Mr Bruno David, President of the Muséum national d’histoire naturelle, Paris, Prof Peter Ng, Head of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum, and Mr Christian Cabrol, CEO, Total Asia-Pacific, in full here:
Download the e-book here: Download PDF (29 MB)