Cultural Night 2011


Organised by the events committee, students held the first Cultural Night to bring a little taste of home to PGPR.

The evening was dedicated to showcasing the uniqueness of each student’s culture which included performances, traditional tea ceremonies and calligraphy demonstrations to name a few. Students served their local delights to Fellows who also attended.


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.