Tembusu Forum: Trials Tribulations Triumphs

  


Tembusu presents "Trials Tribulations Triumphs"

Distinguished Speaker:
His Excellency, Yoichi Suzuki, Japanese Ambassador to Singapore

Hosted by:
Prof. Tommy Koh, Rector, Tembusu College at NUS

Programme:
• Highlights from the 2011 FIFA World Cup Women's Championships (Japan vs. USA)
• Followed by brief address by the Japanese Ambassador, His Excellency Yoichi Suzuki
• Q & A
• Refreshments

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.