Tembusu Wildlife Association (tWild)

The Tembusu Wildlife Conservation Organisation Interest Group, or tWild for short, is Tembusu College’s Wildlife interest group. We aim to create a community of like-minded individuals that are passionate about the environmecnt and want to extend that passion to other Tembusians within the Tembusu community. We also hope to spread awareness on the plight of species in danger and involve Tembusians in the fight against biodiversity loss, supporting the College’s ethos of helping people and species in need. tWild hosts talks and Student Teas with wildlife experts around the world and within Singapore to widen the horizons of Tembusians and allow them to understand the severity of the threat that global biodiversity face. From encouraging a low-impact lifestyle with Vegan Food jios to allowing Tembusians to enjoy nature through our hikes and guided tours, tWild has something for anyone with a curiosity or budding passion for wildlife no matter the experience level!

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.