News

2017
July 01
By Professor Tommy Koh: ASEAN and the European Union
June 22
Into the heart of Borneo
15
Island adventurer: Alfred Russel Wallace and the quest for the origin of species
May 29
Denise Goh Hui Jun on hospitality and the Rohingya Refugee in Berfrois
24
Crosshouse from Tembusu featured in NUS admissions campaign
24
the didactic will be the discussion: a conversation of poems …
12
Jeremy Fernando at the NUS Arts Festival 2017
March 14
The Conservation Conversation now screening!
09
'On Places — Becoming Spaces'
February 21
Jeremy Fernando at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
18
By Professor Tommy Koh: A Guide To A Confusing World
15
Sarah-Kei Lauw featured on the Ministry of Social Development blog
13
New articles by Dr John van Wyhe
January 28
Recruiting Tembusu Residential Assistants & Graduate Fellows
20
Professor Tommy Koh's Speech: President Trump In Office: What Can Singapore Business Expect?
19
Professor Tommy Koh's Speech at the Conferment of the JC Nichols Prize on Dr Cheong Koon Hean
16
Tembusu College alongside Firefly Mission, supporting children in Myanmar
12
Tembusu Reading Pods AY2016/17 Sem 2
12
'Age of Innovation' featuring Dr John van Wyhe
03
By Professor Tommy Koh: 2017: Three great expectations
2016
December 29
Indian Ocean should be for peace and not competition
24
By Professor Tommy Koh: Is Singapore the new sick man of Asia?
14
Tembusu College congratulates Noor Azura Zuhairah on her win at the IAEA essay competition
November 21
Tembusu students turn CSI sleuths
12
By Professor Tommy Koh: Donald Trump presidency: Memo from an old friend of the US
10
Professor Tommy Koh responds to the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential Elections
07
Tembusu College stands in solidarity with the White Ribbon campaign
October 21
By Professor Tommy Koh: China’s perception of Singapore: 4 areas of misunderstanding
20
Fragments of the Berlin Wall at Tembusu College
15
By Professor Tommy Koh: Small and Successful
September 26
Tembusu Tree is NUS Students Against Violation of the Earth's species of the month
22
Jeremy Fernando at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin
17
By Professor Tommy Koh: The Obama Presidency - An Assessment
07
Call for Participants: International Summer Course on Imogiri Saujana Heritage
02
Professor Tommy Koh's remarks at the exhibition of Iskandar Jalil’s Works
August 27
Professor Tommy Koh: The misunderstood Asian who helms the UN
26
Professor Tommy Koh: Eulogy for S. R. Nathan
23
Tembusu Ambassadors are recruiting!
03
Tembusu Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROPs)
02
Tembusu Reading Pods AY2016/17 Semester 1
July 30
Professor Tommy Koh: Dinner at the White House
22
Professor Tommy Koh: The Great Powers and the Rule of Law - A Reply to Graham Allison
21
New articles by Dr John van Wyhe
13
Dr John van Wyhe: Darwin’s discovery: The remarkable history of evolution
10
Catelijne Coopmans and Graham Button conferred Distinguished Paper Award 2016 by the American Sociological Association
09
Professor Tommy Koh: Solving Asia's water woes by 2030
June 29
Professor Tommy Koh: Why I think the EU will survive?
25
Professor Tommy Koh & Professor S Jayakumar: Sovereignty, Jurisdiction and International Law
17
Proefessor Tommy Koh and Dr Hao Duy Phan: The Asian Way To Settle Disputes
03
Professor Tommy Koh: Peace at Sea
02
Tembusu College/STEER Komodo Expedition
May 12
Dr Kelvin Pang receives the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award, 2016
06
Professor Tommy Koh: Importance of 'soft' power
April 26
Is heritage important? Why?
22
Recruiting Student Helpers for SHOT Annual Meeting 2016
March 31
Jeremy Fernando at the University of Malta
18
Dr John van Wyhe featured in BBC article on Charles Darwin
16
Professor Tommy Koh invites you to the 'Pioneering the Future Series'
15
Professor Tommy Koh: Singapore-China Relations: Past, Present and Future
07
NUS Open Day | Tembusu College | 12 March 2016 (Saturday)
February 19
Invitation by Prof Koh to the launch of Singapore-China Relations 50 Years
15
Dr John van Wyhe: Wallace's Malay Archipelago
13
Taking stock of US-Asean ties on eve of Sunnylands Summit
03
Watch "Vice & Virtue: 1800s Singapore", featuring our very own Dr John van Wyhe
January 12
Three Miracles From 2015
08
Sign up for Tembusu Reading Pods
2015
December 09
Professor Tommy Koh's welcome remarks at the CIL-JCLOS International Conference
November 20
Professor Tommy Koh: India’s Trysts With Destiny
19
Tembusu College congratulates Prof Koh on his Eminent Alumni Award.
17
Tembusu College congratulates Adam, Connor, and Kelvin, on their awards for teaching excellence
14
Professor Tommy Koh: China On My Mind
07
Professor Tommy Koh's speech at the annual lecture of the Singapore Medical Association
05
Professor Tommy Koh's at the National Arts Council 'Singathology' Book Launch
October 19
Professor Tommy Koh's speech at the 10th China-Singapore Forum
19
Professor Tommy Koh's speech at the Singapore Children’s Society Book Launch
15
Invitation by Prof Koh to the launch of 50 Years of Singapore & the United Nations.
08
Professor Tommy Koh: Law Society Biennial Lecture 2015 at Supreme Court Auditorium
06
Professor Tommy Koh: The haze, international law and global cooperation
05
Prof Koh's Opening Address at the MPA 8th Co-operation Forum
September 30
Professor Tommy Koh on Perspectives, 8pm Channel News Asia (30 Sept)
17
Professor Tommy Koh's Ten Reflections on GE 2015
15
'I am Ali Wallace': The Malay Assistant of Alfred Russel Wallace
August 27
Recruiting Tembusu Ambassadors
19
Animal of the year AY2015/2016: the Komodo Dragon (Ora)
04
Professor Tommy Koh: 21st Century Maritime Silk Road
03
Professor Tommy Koh: Letter to my grandchildren in 2065
July 30
Tembusu Reading Pods AY2015/16 Sem 1
27
Professor Tommy Koh's Keynote Address at the Singapore Regional Business Forum 2015
27
Six students volunteer at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai
13
Professor Tommy Koh's Commencement Address: Law School and LKY School of Public Policy
08
Tembusu alumnus David Hoe in The New Paper
07
Professor Tommy Koh: International law and refugees
June 10
Professor Tommy Koh: The Asian way to settle disputes
May 26
Tembusu College students paint Easter eggs to benefit VSA Singapore
22
Tembusu College sends our very best to Alexis Lee & John Low for their Gobi desert adventures
15
Professor Tommy Koh's Speech - Launch of the official book for SG50
14
Dave Goldberg interviews Catelijne Coopmans, Mavis McAllister, and Sonja Chua, on coaching, living, and learning in Tembusu College
14
Professor Tommy Koh's Speech: Why I believe in ASEAN
13
Our artist-in-residence TeZ featured on both the Business Times and NUS News
04
TODAY Newspaper reports the founding of the Inter-University LGBT Network
April 30
On Prasenjit Duara’s book, The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future
28
Professor Tommy Koh's Speech at Book Launch: Through the Lens of Lee Kip Lin, Photographs of Singapore, 1965-1995
25
Professor Tommy Koh's Speech - Launch of the Musicians Guild of Singapore
24
Technology and the Fate of Knowledge - On the Web
21
Tembusu alumnus, David Wong awarded the IAPSS Award for Academic Excellency 2015
18
Professor Tommy Koh's Speech at Official Opening of Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
16
Professor Tommy Koh's Speech at Fulbright Dinner, 16 April 2015
02
Professor Tommy Koh: Thank You India
01
Professor Tommy Koh: Reining in the tribal instinct
March 25
Professor Tommy Koh: Remembering Lee Kuan Yew - Our chief diplomat to the world
02
Tembusu Alumni David Hoe - Featured as part of NUS Admissions
February 26
50 Years of Singapore’s Diplomacy: Highlights and Insights
23
On Walking with My Teacher — Ink, Walking, Calamari
21
Professor Tommy Koh: Miracle on Waterloo Street
09
tSingaporeans at the SG50 'Local Champions, Global Leaders' competition
January 28
Tembusu Reading Pods AY2014/15 Sem 2
13
Raffles Documentary (With contributions by Dr John van Wyhe)
08
Professor Tommy Koh: Opening of the Meeting of the International Studies Association
05
Professor Tommy Koh: Three wishes for the New Year
2014
November 27
Inaugural Presentation of the Residential Colleges Teaching Excellence Awards
25
Is There A History Of Science? Yes… And It Works
October 30
Professor Tommy Koh: 1st International Conference on Humanitarian Medical Missions
29
Prof Tommy Koh: 10th Anniversary of the USSFTA
16
Darwin's Nautical Library Sails Online
September 30
Book Launch of Charles Darwin in Cambridge (Cancelled)
19
Forum Casts Spotlight on Human Rights
08
Tembusu Alumni, Tan Ming Jiang & Youk Keunhee, win at SMRT & NUS Enterprise hackathon
04
Professor Tommy Koh: Ten years, over 100 trips and millions of miles
04
Tembusu Fellow John van Wyhe on the Science Centre
August 27
Tembusu Ambassadors are recruiting!
26
Notes on a Tree --- Tembusu College in Art Zone magazine
22
Tembusu Reading Pods
July 29
Winning with SASS: Salima Nadira
25
New book from Journalist-in-Residence Bertha Henson
15
Charles Darwin's evolutionary reading: HMS Beagle's library goes online
11
Primed for the future: Eugene Chum
May 18
The Great Singapore Debate: An advocate is as useful as an avocado
16
Hiroshima-Singapore Green Legacy tree planting
08
Professor Tommy Koh: Confessions of a lucky negotiator
April 28
All-expense paid volunteer work at The Future of Khmer Children Organisation
23
3-for-2 Student research internship: Architectural design for an applied research and building construction project in Singapore
15
Treehouse launched
March 29
Professor Tommy Koh: Is there an ideological cleavage in Singapore?
19
Tembusu College at the ArtScience Museum
06
Tembusians shine at Q&A on potential Sino-Japanese war
04
Master's Teas with Takaaki Kojima and Shunji Matsuo
February 20
Tembusu College's Rachel Ng co-founds AFTERGLOBE
18
Dr. Catelijne Coopmans' new book out with MIT Press
17
Join Future Cities Laboratory as a student researcher
13
Yale-NUS A and Yale-NUS B teams to debate cosmetic surgery
05
Dr. Adam Groves and Dr. Connor Graham in conversation
04
Catherine Sarah Young, interviewed in Fast Company.
03
The Tommy Koh observer: Notes from a dialogue
January 30
Applications to Tembusu College Received Soon
2013
December 28
Professor Tommy Koh: Farewell 2013, Welcome 2014
02
Timetable Available
November 26
Shop for a cause
15
Art, Culture and Heritage in Singapore: Towards a Common Vision and Agenda
04
Reading Professor Tommy Koh
October 31
The Tommy Koh Reader
11
Emancipasia: STEPS in the Park
02
Remembering Gandhi
September 26
Tommy Koh named the Great Negotiator of 2014
21
Film Screening
August 19
Exploring The Last Frontier
19
REACH Event with Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan
09
Attempts to reinstate Wallace as the working class hero who discovered evolution before Darwin have no basis in fact
July 24
Editorial- Listening to Tommy Koh
June 18
Keynote Speech: The Future is Now
17
China and India: Chini Hindi bhai bhai?
05
Bursary enables Tembusu student to do more for community
May 27
Speech at the 2nd Asia-Pacific Water Summit by Prof. Tommy Koh
27
Tembusu Globetrekkers Featured on Straits Times
13
Art Science Residency Program 2013
April 15
Summer module with USP on Participatory Social Development in Southeast Asia
09
Prof. Sir Geoffrey Lloyd awarded Dan David Prize
09
China and Japan: Friends or Enemies?
09
My Faith in India
09
NUS Museum Call for Interns
February 22
Tembusu College wins Inter-Collegiate Debate Shield Finals
19
Healthcare forum debates sustainability of 3M system
05
Modern Day Slavery Film Forum by EmancipAsia
January 28
Speaker Bios
20
Tembusu Alumnus secures prestigous internship at the International Atomic Energy Agency (of the United Nations)
2012
December 10
Semester 2 Module Selection Begins TODAY 17th December!
04
The Global Outlook for 2013
November 29
Student Portal Woodie Central Launched
05
A heartfelt tribute to a remarkable man
03
In defence of Lim Chong Yah
October 31
10 Years Of Driving Sustainability – A Business Model For The Future
30
Rector's Fund featured in September issue of Knowledge Enterprise
20
Are Singaporeans A Kind or Unkind People?
03
Japan’s Prospects and Challenges: A View from Southeast Asia
September 29
Who will lead Asia
26
Singapore Writers Festival: Walking with AR Wallace
25
Museum Rendezvous: Art and DIY Science
24
An Experiment In The Extraordinary
17
‘Ideas for Life’ Challenge
01
Asean up to tackling sixth challenge
August 29
Tembusu Ambassadors are now recruiting!
12
Asia and UNCLOS: Progress, Practice and Problems
July 28
The oceans, the law and the future of the world
10
ASEAN is an open door for Canada
04
What Asean wants: Powerful, peaceful, rich China
03
How Cities Can Lead Efforts to Tackle Climate Change
June 30
The Future of Water Today
25
Dr John van Wyhe on Solving the Darwin-Wallace Mystery
16
Green Thoughts Inspired by Stockholm and Rio
May 21
Prof. Tommy Koh: Enhancing Regional Economic Integration in Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP
21
Master Gregory Clancey wins 2012 Morison Prize
19
Prof. Tommy Koh writes for Straits Times column: What Singapore can learn from Europe
18
Call for Submissions: Margaret River Press
16
Asia And Europe: Coming Together Or Drifting Apart?
March 19
Cover Design Competition: Singapore Proverbs
12
Tembusu A debate team wins both its matches in the lead up to Thursday's debate competition finals against Cinnamon College.
January 12
Elephants painted by Tembusu College students sold for over $44,000 in aid of elephant conservation.
12
Elephant Parade Project
2011
October 11
Rector Tommy Koh launches inaugural Tembusu Forum on UN recognition of Palestine as a state.
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.