Tembusu Alumni David Hoe - Featured as part of NUS Admissions

March 02, 2015

David Hoe

Year 4
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Ministry of Education Scholar

As an aspiring leader interested in educating the future of our country, David values the opportunities to make diverse connections and give back to the community. The rigorous training in his major of Economics, as well as exposure during his exchange programme experiences, will prepare him to meet challenges with an open mind and help those who need it the most.

Coming from humble beginnings, David’s tenacity to learn has helped him become the first Normal (Technical) student to qualify for a Junior College in 2006 and receive a teaching scholarship from the Ministry of Education (MOE). David also gives back to the community by pioneering programmes to mentor disadvantaged youths, so that they will be motivated to achieve their goals like he did.

Be it the Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme at University Town or Gobi Globe Trekker at Tembusu College, David hopes that an education at NUS will help him open his eyes to the world, and enable him to foster the same ethic in his students thereafter.

Check out the feature on David: http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/whynus/profile/faculty-of-arts-and-social-sciences.html

Backpacking trip in Peru after student exchange programme in Mexico

Reading programming at Jurong Family Centre

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.