Tembusu Expedition to Explore the Natural History of Pulau Ubin

  

 

About the Trip **Full Subscribed**

Date of the Expedition 28 March 2020, Saturday
Meeting Time (duration) 8.30am (All day)
Meeting Point Tembusu Drop Off Point
Cost Covered by the College
- Transport from Tembusu to Jetty
- Boat ride to and from Pulau Ubin
- Bike Rental
What to wear/bring - Wear covered shoes
- Bring a bottle of water
Number of Participants Maximum 20 
(Tembusu Students only)
Application Deadline 18 March 2020
(You will be contacted via email to confirm your registration and to complete an indemnity form.)

Please write to tembusu@nus.edu.sg if you have any queries.

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.