Shan

The Snow Leopard, otherwise known as Shan (in Ladakhi) is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. Snow leopards are able to adapt living in a cold, mountainous environment. This rare and beautiful leopards have powerful legs and are tremendous leapers. The house holds the value of "Agility".

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Residential Fellow: Professor Tay Yong Chiang

Residential Assistants: Mr. Ernest Tan

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.