Love Tembusu

Love Tembusu is a mental wellness advocacy group that aims to educate, destigmatise and provide a welcoming space for Tembusians to engage in conversations about mental health. Our initiatives and events all serve to advocate the importance of mental wellbeing and may be directed at the different ways Tembusians can destress and practice self-care.

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.