tDebates is Tembusu’s beginner-friendly debate group. Through debate trainings, workshops and chill discussions on issues we are interested in, we learn how to argue in the most convincing way possible. Debating with us will equip you with the ability to win arguments in your daily life and also better justify your stance in essays.

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.