Dr Kelvin Pang receives the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award, 2016

May 12, 2016

On 12 May, 2016, Dr Kelvin Pang of Tembusu College received the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award. The Rector, Master, Fellows, and the entire college community would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Dr Pang.

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.