After 249 days since the carcass of a Sperm Whale was spotted off the shores of Jurong Island, our newest exhibit was unveiled by our guest of honour, Ms Ho Ching, to a rapturous applause from donors, invited guests, LKCNHMembers and volunteers!
The preservation of Jubi was a colossal task and things would not have been smooth sailing without the help of the National Environment Agency, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, and staff of the Tuas Marine Transfer Station, who have chipped in much time and effort! Temasek Holdings, Mandai Safari Park Holdings, and Wildlife Reserves Singapore were crucial in helping us achieve our fundraising target, which helped us to present not only a great exhibit, but also comprehensive scientific and educational programmes.
We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to our guest of honour, Ms. Ho Ching (Chief Executive Officer, Temasek Holdings), as well as Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan (Minister for Foreign Affairs), Ambassador-At-Large Prof. Tommy Koh, Mr. S Dhanabalan (Chairman, Mandai Safari Park Holdings), Ms. Kay Kwok (NUS Board of Trustees), Mr. Ng Wai King (NUS Board of Trustees), Prof. Tan Chorh Chuan (President, NUS) and Prof. Shen Zuowei (Dean, Faculty of Science, NUS) for gracing the event.
Special thanks are due as well to ACRES, who brought the whale carcass to our attention, as well as the many people who have helped us one way or another on the journey to make the whale exhibit possible. Thank you!