Polity is about promoting discourse about social and political issues through organising events, interviews, and dialogues. We aim to make Tembusians invested and interested in the developments in our society today by making current affairs accessible and relatable to all.

Our flagship event, “In the Eyes Of …”, is a dialogue session where we engage with political and industry leaders about topics that affect the daily lives of those who live in Singapore. Past guests include Minister Chan Chun Sing, Minister Gan Siow Huang, and Dilhan Pillay.

We also have an upcoming initiative, Extra(Ordinary), where we bring in ordinary working adults to share their thoughts and work experience with Tembusians. As ITEOs give Tembusians a chance to engage with distinguished figures, Extra(Ordinary) aims to complement this by offering Tembusians a platform to hear the perspectives of everyday workers.

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.