Tembusu College's Rachel Ng co-founds AFTERGLOBE

February 20, 2014

The magazine AFTERGLOBE — co-founded by Tembusu College’s Rachel Ng Shiqian — was launched at Cups & Canvas, on 21 January 2014.

AFTERGLOBE is a homegrown arts & literary print magazine featuring the experiences of Singaporeans while abroad.

The vision is for the magazine to focus less on travel recommendations, and more on personal stories and encounters that speak of the human condition.

Broadly, the magazine is motivated by a desire to provide a platform for people to share their experiences — through various media, including prose, illustrations, photography, amongst others.

More information can be found at www.afterglobemag.com and http://vimeo.com/87056249 .


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.