Tembusu Gives Back

Tembusu Gives Back aims to foster a culture of service among socially driven Tembusu students with a passion to give back to society. We hope to empower local beneficiaries and engage with the community in an effective way. This Interest Group also aims to provide Tembusians with opportunities to gain skills and knowledge related with service-learning in the process of serving the community.

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.