Tembusu Forums

The Tembusu Forum is the College's flagship event that takes place twice a semester, and is convened and moderated by the Rector of the College, Professor Tommy Koh.


Women in Singapore: Equality, Justice and Respect

Event Photos Available

The Impact of COVID-19 on Singapore: Lessons Learnt

Event Photos Available

Mock Presidential & Vice Presidential Debate

Event Photos Available

GE2020: Facts, Analysis, Lessons Learnt


COVID-19: Science, Economics and Globalization


The Disabled in Singapore: Second Class Citizens?

Event Photos Available

The Crisis in Hong Kong: The Way Forward

Event Photos Available

The Mental Health of Singaporeans

Event Photos Available

Singapore and the United Kingdom: 1819 to 2019

Event Photos Available

Is the Paris Target of 2 degree Celsius Achievable?

Event Photos Available

ASEAN and the Great Powers

Event Photos Available

Poverty and Inequality in Singapore - Challenge and Response

Event Photos Available

Singapore’s Fourth Prime Minister: Aspirations and Expectations

Event Photos Available

Fourth Industrial Revolution and Singapore

Event Photos Available

Will There Be Another War on the Korean Peninsula?

Event Photos Available

ASEAN at 50: Success or Disappointment

Event Photos Available

Can We Stop the Mass Extinction of Species?

Event Photos Available

The Rise of Populism

Event Photos Available

Mock US Presidential Debates 2016

Event Photos Available

The Historical Significance of the Cold War

Event Photos Available

Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Event Photos Available

ISIS & ISLAM

Event Photos Available

The Refugees Situation in Southeast Asia: What is the Solution?

Event Photos Available

Celebrating 25 years of Diplomatic Relations between China and Singapore

Event Photos Available

Celebrating 50 Years of Diplomatic Relations between India and Singapore

Event Photos Available

Is it better to be a Master Craftsman or a University Graduate?

Event Photos Available

Are Human Rights Truly Universal?

Event Photos Available

Has Singapore become a market society?

Event Photos Available

Will There be Another Sino-Japanese War?

Event Photos Available

Is Singapore a Model City?

Event Photos Available

Porn Masala: Balancing Artistic Freedom and Racial Harmony

Event Photos Available

Healthcare Policy and Values in Singapore, Now and in the Future

Event Photos Available

Mock United States Presidential Debates

Event Photos Available

Climate Change: Science, Economics, Singapore and the World

Event Photos Available

Will the US Live in Peace with a Rising China?


Should the UN Recognise Palestine as a State? A Debate

Event Photos Available

Trials Tribulations Triumphs


International Holocaust Memorial Day 2012

Event Photos Available
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.