Tembusu is home to a large number of student-run interest groups. Students are encouraged to form their own interest groups, with the college providing seed funding administered through the student government. Each group is paired with a Graduate Fellow who serves as an advisor.
A wide range of interest groups caters to a diverse student body. The college's Multipurpose Hall is often used for sports. Sporty residents can choose to join sports-related interest groups such as floorball, ultimate frisbee, football, badminton and even night cycling.
For those who have interests in music and the performing arts, there are also a number of music and dance groups, including a K-Pop dance troupe and our very own acapella group, the Tembusu Treblemakers. The Broadway@Tembusu group recently completed their production of the hit musical - Grease.
Agents of Change @ Tembusu seeks to create a culture of community service within the college and have successfully implemented a number of projects including a charity concert and a series of events aimed at raising awareness on people with special needs. The debate club has in collaboration with Cinnamon college organized an inter-college competition.
Here is a complete list of the interest groups in Tembusu:
A food centric club focused on spreading the joys of good food. From fine dining to hawker fare, no cuisine or dish is too small to be on our radar. Past events included farm visits, brewery tours and food trips.
Yarn and Glue
Yarn and Glue is a craftwork interest group for Tembusians to sit around, chat, drink tea, and make stuff! We have activities as diverse as scrapbooking, crocheting, sketching, knitting, cross-stitching, and bookbinding. :)
Tembudoodles was born after a particularly boring day in class. Our pens moved effortlessly across our notes and before we knew it, a doodle was borne! We then thought, "hey, why not band together fellow doodles to form a super Doodle group?" Thus, Tembudoodles was formed.
Ever wanted to let your inner Master Chef loose? Or has there ever been a recipe you wanted to try out but didn't want to attempt it alone? Then tKitchen is the interest group for you! We're just a group of would be Escoffiers who tackle recipes together one at a time. Join us for a cheesecake, or a simple meringue, but be ready to get your hands dirty!
For the recreational/semi-competitive playing of Ultimate Frisbee.
We hope to gather sporty, like-minded individuals who like playing frisbee to just do what they love, keep fit, and enjoy a healthy dose of competition every now and then. Bond, through sport!
Table Tennis Club@Tembusu
This club is formed as a response to the interest of Tembusians in playing table tennis. The objective is not only for members to practise playing table tennis but also to promote bonding within the Tembusu community and to promote variety of sport activities in Tembusu College.
The club aims to train talented members to prepare them for the Inter-Hall Games in the coming years. This club also provides a platform for members to play table tennis for recreational purposes.
Tembusu College FC
To arrange and participate in football games, with Cinnamon, the Graduate Residences or among ourselves. Initially recreational. Join us for a fun afternoon kick-about to chase away those study blues.
The Tembusu Shuttlers
Looking for an adrenaline rush?
Looking for fellow Baddicts [Badminton Addicts]?
Looking for sweat-filled fun and excitement?
The Tembusu Shuttlers aims to provide a platform for fellow badminton enthusiasts in Tembusu College to gather, recognize each others' potential and badminton standards and refine our skills as one united entity. Ranging from beginners to intermediate to advanced, we cater to all levels of badminton technique! We also aim to provide training for those who are interested to sharpen your technique/represent your house for interhouse competitions! Most importantly, let's have fun playing badminton! .
Tembusu Night Cycling Society
Foster greater bonds amongst students through various night cycling events. Themed rides such as heritage/food trails to help exchange students and other students explore Singapore in different ways.
Tembusu Recreational Adventure Community
Love the great outdoors? We do too! Join us and push your limits as we take you out of your comfort zone to try different forms of outdoor sports. Past activities include: Dragonboating, hiking trips and cross country cycling.
To foster more bonding among Tembusu students through playing floorball and leading a healthy lifestyle. Enough said!
Do you: Sing in the shower? Wanna rock out like they do in Glee?
Welcome to The Tembusu Treblemakers! This group has been set up for everyone who has an interest in music, with a focus on Acapella singing and performance.
If you have a talent in singing or want to develop your ability, join us and we'll see where this journey together will take us.
Mesmerized by the Hallyu wave? Like K-pop? If you enjoy listening to Girls' Generation, Super Junior, 2 PM, Shinee, Miss A etc and have the guts to dance like them on stage, join us today! All K-pop lovers are welcome!!!
Broadway@Tembusu brings together a community of students who are passionate about Musicals in every aspect. We have a wide pool of talented people ranging from those with incredible voices, great theatrical sense and those who have a passion for producing musicals. However, Broadway@Tembusu is not an exclusive club. We welcome all those who are just simply in love with musicals to join us - even if you think you can't sing, act or dance! It is a platform created by students to explore our different talents and to enjoy doing so in the midst of the academic rigor in NUS. We desire to share our passion with the whole college, and also increase the appreciation of the arts by watching plays and musicals together. Come and join Broadway@Tembusu to have fun, explore your talents in a welcoming community and share your passion with like-minded people.
Have you ever wanted to learn a band instrument but never got a chance to? Do you have awesome talents in band instruments and want to jam with your Tembusu friends? Or actually FORM A BAND?
This is your chance to find the musicians around you in Tembusu!
And guess what, we have a band room getting ready soon!
Ready to JAM AND ROCK?! JOIN US! WE WILL ROCK YOUR WORLD.
To generate a common interest among students living in Tembusu
For people who play the ukulele to meet up with fellow peers, exchange tips and music scores
To be good enough to form a performing team
Drinking Club (Tea)
To instill a deeper appreciation and understanding of the authenticity of tea drinking
To learn the different tea cultures across countries
To create a relaxing environment where we can share knowledge and experiences
The Arts Alley
The Arts Alley will promote the appreciation of the arts - namely but not exclusively films, music, poetry and visual arts. It intends to create an avenue for Tembusu students who possess an interest in these forms of the arts, to translate their passion into creations. Through the combined effort and contributions of members the club aims to initiate a project on www.hitrecord.org.
By providing a platform for students to express themselves artistically and meet fellow amateur artists the club will foster strong bonds between students while at the same time promoting Tembusu College as a college that emphasises on cultural enrichment.
To celebrate Indian festivals and spread the Indian culture among fellow Tembusu students.
To get more people to know about Indian culture and Bollywood.
To set up an arena for Tembusu students to learn more about Indian art, culture, dance, festivals, spirit and food.
Secret Movie Society
Broaden our cultural horizons through the median of film
Exposure to different cultural traditions and interests through foreign film
Foster intra-cultural relationships at Tembusu college
Critically examine films through a variety of perspectives
Chinese Arts and Cultural Group
Chinese Students: To provide a platform for them to utilize Chinese Language, explore and engage in Chinese culture.
Non-Chinese students: Serves as an exposure not only to traditional Chinese culture but also modern and local Chinese culture.
TRC Investment Group
In everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo. We believe in doing things differently.
The way we challenge the status quo is by teaching investment to students in simple, easy to understand and easy to apply methods, which can help people obtain financially freedom.
TRC Investment Group is founded to put financial freedom within the reach of the average investor. We seek to:
1. Empower students with money management skills.
2. Equip students with investment knowledge.
Provide a platform for Tembusu students who are interested in music and film-making to come together and share their ideas
Recording / making short films / DV products that relate to our college life.
Hanging Out With Jesus
To have a support community of believers to build each other up in the faith and get to know Jesus more!
Tembusu College Debate Club
Providing an avenue for Tembusu College students to engage in debate.
Tembusu Journal Club
To form a platform for science and technology enthusiasts to gather and share; and to promote the fun and excitement that science and technology has to offer Tembusu.
The Gender Collective (Tembusu Chapter)
We are a pioneering interest group that seeks to draw together people of all genders and sexual identities, for discussion in a safe place. In the long run, we hope to mobilise interested people in other tertiary institutions to set up similar chapters, including NUS.
Agents of Change @ Tembusu
We believe in creating a culture of community service in Tembusu College, hence, enshrining Tembusu as a community oriented college. We hope to identify and implement sustainable projects for target beneficiaries in Singapore and, perhaps, extend local projects to benefit chosen overseas communities through sustainable initiatives in the long term. We are a fluid entity with no formal structure so that like-minded individuals can efficiently leverage on us as a platform to kick start projects without being mired in red tape. Since inception, our 80 or so members have successfully implemented numerous initiatives. They are:
1) Learn@Tembusu Dialogue with Jack Sim, Philanthropist and Founder of World Toilet Organisation
2) Learn@Tembusu Field Trip to School of Doing (a Singapore Education NGO located in Malaysia)
3) Yes We Can! Charity Concert
4) Project Special Needs
5) Science Workshop for At-Risk Children
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