In this selection of drawings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings, learn about creatures from the Malay Peninsula that arouse our appetites and induce fear, and exotic plants sought for their ability to induce pleasure or pain.
Here, you will also get to experience a range of tactile and aromatic sensations derived from the region’s botanical and zoological treasures. Take a whiff of botanical extracts such as the galangal, commonly used to make rendang (meat simmered in coconut milk and spices), view zoological specimens from the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum and have a feel of a slab of gutta-percha – one of Singapore’s major exports in the 19th century.
Venue: National Museum of Singapore, Level 2, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
When: 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2017, 10am - 7pm