Developing Creativity

Tembusu is a lively place for the arts; and is full of people who are nurturing an interest, skill, and talent in that direction. From music to dance to photography and everything in between, the college creates space for — and otherwise encourages self-discovery through — the arts as a part of everyday life. We have artists-in-residence, teach courses in mural-painting, sponsor open-mike performances, and have a well-equipped music room. More importantly, we are open to suggestions, discoveries, proposals, for anything that could interest, inspire, and excite, the community that is our college.

Treehouse: the College Online Magazine

Treehouse: the College Online Magazine

Master's Tea with Hossan Leong

Master's Tea with Hossan Leong

Master's Tea with Dick Lee

Master's Tea with Dick Lee

The Shunji Matsuo Tembusu Show 2015

The Shunji Matsuo Tembusu Show 2015

The Shunji Matsuo Tembusu Show 2012

The Shunji Matsuo Tembusu Show 2012

Tembusu College Lipdub

Tembusu College Lipdub

Tembusu Bemused Online Game

Tembusu Bemused Online Game

Grease: The Musical

Grease: The Musical

Master’s Tea with Selena Tan

Master’s Tea with Selena Tan

Master’s Tea with Catherine Lim

Master’s Tea with Catherine Lim

Master’s Tea with Enrique Carbajal

Master’s Tea with Enrique Carbajal

Fellow’s Tea with Koichiro Ikebuchi

Fellow’s Tea with Koichiro Ikebuchi

Fellow’s Tea with Tim Hoffman

Fellow’s Tea with Tim Hoffman

Tembusu artist-in-residence TeZ featured on the Business Times and NUS News

Tembusu artist-in-residence TeZ featured on the Business Times and NUS News

Performance Art Workshop with Lynn Lu

Performance Art Workshop with Lynn Lu

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.