MarginaliTies

For those who want who want to contribute to the community, MarginaliTies is a student-led out of classroom initiative that aims to raise awareness about different forms of marginalised groups in Singapore and in the region. With a special focus on refugees, as well as migrant workers and underprivileged communities in Singapore, you are invited to contribute, even in a small way, to help these individuals overcome their difficulties. Over the last two years, MarginaliTies has organised talks, reading groups and learning journeys to engage and educate Tembusians about the different marginalised groups. We also organise volunteer programmes and activities in collaboration with local and international organisations from the humanitarian sector for thoseinterested.

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.