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Found 12 results

  1. 2012 Meet-up 2013 Meet-up 2014 Meet-up 2015 Meet-up 2016 Meet-up 2017 Meet-up 1 2017 Meet-up 2 2018 Meet-up The Singapore Fossils Collector recently had a Chinese New Year meet-up at the house of Han Yang, our top collector here. Here's some pics to showcase his stuff.
  2. 2012 Gathering 2013 Gathering 2014 Gathering 2015 Gathering 2016 Gathering 2017 Gathering 1 2017 Gathering 2 Hi everyone, the Singapore Fossils Collector had our annual meet-up recently. As usual, there was food, laughter and lots of new faces! First up, an overview of my room's collections:
  3. 2012 Gathering 2013 Gathering 2014 Gathering 2015 Gathering 2016 Gathering Hi all, Singapore Fossils Collectors just had our mid year gathering at my place! As per usual, there were new fossils, there was trade, there was food, and best of all, there were so many new faces! First up, an overview of the fossils in my room Continued for the fossils in my room Last fossils on my cabinet top Fossils in my living room
  4. 2012 Gathering 2013 Gathering 2014 Gathering 2015 Gathering Hi all, Singapore Fossil Collectors just had our 2016 year end gathering! This round, we changed the venue to another member's(Han.T) lovely house, and boy what a trip it was! The first thing that greeted us was Han.T's shiny new cabinet with premium specimens filling every corner
  5. Hi all. Remember that I said a local TV crew came over to my place to shoot videos of my fossils? The program was just shown on news yesterday! The main speaker with the black shirt is Calvin, who heads the Singapore Fossils Collectors, majority of the segment's on his incredible collection. I'm the speaker in gray, and everyone else are members of the SFC. http://www.channel8news.sg/news8/ca/morningexpress/episodes/ca20160219-me-hobby/2529120.html It's in Chinese, so I'll give a rough transcript. 0:00 - News Anchor: Remember Jurassic World? When it was released, it spurred interested worldwide in dinosaurs. 0:25 - News Anchor: So what did they looked like? How big were they? We can only understand these from their fossils. 0:45 - News Anchor: 38-year old Calvin has a room filled with fossils; there's marine life, dinosaurs, even poops! 1:03 - Calvin: I've been into fossils since 10. My mom bought me a trilobite, and it led me to realize there's a whole new world out there. 1:22 - News Anchor: 27-year old Andy's interest in dinosaurs spurred him to collect fossils. 1:37 - News Anchor: To share this interest, he authored a book, hoping to cultivate a love of fossils in children 1:50 - Andy: Boys love dinosaurs anyway. I've never lost my interest even in my 20s. Dinos are fasinating creatures. As we uncover fossils, we increase our knowledge of the natural world. E.g. what Earth was like, how animals of the past lived and hunted. 2:13 - News Anchor: Entering Andy's room, we realize he's put in quite an effort into displaying fossils. 2:18 - Andy: I protect my fossils from direct sunlight and elements with a cabinet. My dad and I customized this cabinet by sawing away the original wooden door, fixing on an acrylic, transparent door, and got an LED light strip which we installed inside. 2:44 - News Anchor: Calvin and Andy are part of a group called the Singapore Fossils Collectors. Besides sharing this hobby in the media, their group regularly meet, going to various members' houses. 2:59 - News Anchor: Calvin has stated this group allows him to meet fellow fossil lovers. 3:08 - Calvin: When young, this was a lonely hobby. Even as I collected, there was no one for me to share it with. Now with social media and SFC, we can learn from each other, trade, and improve our collections. -Commercial Break- 3:47 - News Anchor: Whenever overseas, Calvin visits museums and fossil shops. It's estimated he has over 1000 fossils. 4:00 - Calvin: This is a plesiosaur paddle that's over 65 million years old. You can see its finger bones. This is a rare fossil I purchased from Spain. 4:20 - Calvin: Here's another special one. A segnosaur egg nest. I bought it in Hong Kong, though it's dug up from China. Chinese fossils these days can no longer be exported. 4:35 - Calvin: This is a dinosaur we see often from Hollywood. A fearsome Tyrannosaur dug up from Kazakhstan. 4:45 - Calvin: This is a sabretooth cat. It's much younger than dinosaurs. It was around when the first men were around, but we hunted them to extinction. 4:57 - News Anchor: Do you know fossils are formed, and how we know they are real? 5:10 - Calvin: Fossils are the remains of animals and plants. As they died, their remains are quickly buried, and over time and high pressure, turn into fossils. They must be buried quickly, say next to a river, or covered by volcano ash etc. 5:47 - Calvin: There are fossils sites near Singapore, such as Australia, Canada, America, China, Morocco, France, Thailand and even Malaysia, and trilobites in Vietnam. 6:18 - Calvin: Some shell fossils and teeth are common in Morocco, and thus can be cheap. Complete fossils, or famous ones you see in Hollywood movies usually cost far more. 6:45 - Calvin: For fossil authencity, we get it from reputable sellers. Next, we need to know its morphology, weight, texture. We can even tap on it to hear the sound. There are quick ways such as shining a UV light, or to poke them with a red-hot needle. 7:24 - Calvin: For maintaining fossils, they are generally rocks, so many are durable. Certain ones however, such as trilobites may get pyrite disease so I keep them in a special cabinet. -Fossil segment ends- Enjoy
  6. 2015 was a great year for fossil-collecting, and as per usual, I was honored to be able to host the end-year meet-up at my place. First up, some pics of my collection.
  7. Hello all, I will be in Singapore from December to end January. And I cannot bring my fossils with me... T.T Does anyone know if there are fossil sites around Singapore? Malaysia? Indonesia? I know there are some finds in Indonesia (Java) but would be great to have more precise information (papers, etc) or people from the area. Any info will be much appreciated. Thanks!! Edu
  8. Hi all, I'm from Singapore, and i would really appreciate if you could help me to take a look at this photo of a said authentic prehistoric dinosaur egg from China. The seller is from Singapore, and he claims that he bought this item from an antiques shop in China many years ago, and that antique shop has since shut down. Is this a genuine dinosaur egg? There are two eggs. kindly refer to the attachment photos Please do share your expertise!! Thank you in advance!
  9. Hello everyone. It's been a number of years since I started collecting, and I must offer my sincerest thanks to this forum for ever being so helpful and supportive, to the traders for the amazing exchanges, and to the mods for making this such a pleasant place to stay. Allow me to present some of my fossil collections. I hope you guys will enjoy them as much as I. I shall update this thread over the months as I continually photograph and update my specimens. Overview of my primary fossil cabinet
  10. Hi all, 2013 has been an interesting year for many fossil collectors. Since the Singapore community is so small, we have regular meet-ups and trading sessions with one another. Here I would like to share on the delightful events we had for the last quarter of 2013. Firstly, there is an ongoing exhibition at the Singapore Science Center called 'Titans of the Past', which is set up by Jack Horner and his talented team. The Singapore Fossil Collectors group was invited by the Science Center to give a talk on dinosaurs and paleontology for a dinosaur-science camp. Imagine our surprise at how knowledgeable the kids (aged 9-12) were, even knowing facts like Amphicoelias being the largest known dinosaur based on fragmented remains, and Argentinosaurus being the largest confirmed sauropod. Or that Eoraptor was one of the earliest dinosaurs. Other events to continue on below posts.
  11. As many of you are aware, Singapore is a country that does not yield fossil sites, nor do we have a strong geological heritage or much government/state support. However, that should not prevent our youth from learning about the rich culture and wonders of fossils, Earth's ancient history or paleontology! Our group of fossil-collectors recently partnered with a well-known school, National Junior College and held a lecture for a group of 80 high school students' science day. We started off with short video showing scenes from Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure. Seeing a mosasaur chomp up a shark sure got the students' attention! The lecture organizer Calvin leads the talk. Seeing the looks of amazement on the children's faces make this all worthwhile!
  12. The Singapore Fossil Collector's Group just had our quarterly meetup. Eight of us gathered in one collector's house for a very eventful afternoon where we discussed about the on-goings of the fossil world, had a great show-and-tell session of our own beloved fossils, and of course fossil exchange and trade! Among the fossils being showcased and traded were Several quality meg teeth A full set of Cretaceous marine predator teeth Dinosaur teeth and claw Various shark and croc teeth LOTS and LOTS of amber Several fish Miocene plant slab Many spiny and high-quality trilobites Many ammonites Gastropods and other marine invertebrates Washington crabs Here are the pics of that incredible event.
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