Chinese New Year Dinner


Tembusu College held its first ‘Lo-Hei’ dinner or Chinese New Year dinner at Prince Georges Park Residence.

The dinner was attended by Tembusu students, Provost Prof. Tan Eng Chye, Vice Provost Prof. Tan Tai Yong, Master A/P Gregory Clancey and other Fellows of the college.


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.