Polity

Polity is Tembusu's very own public policy and current affairs interest group. Founded in 2016, Polity aims to raise the awareness and understanding of local and international issues among Tembusians by providing a platform for students to engage in civil discourse in an intimate manner. In the span of one year, our “In the Eyes of...” dialogue series has invited seven guests from the public and private sector to share their thoughts on a range of issues such as race and culture.

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.