Invitation by Prof Koh to the launch of Singapore-China Relations 50 Years

February 19, 2016

Prof Koh would dearly like to invite the Tembusu community to the launch of Singapore-China Relations 50 Years, on Tuesday, 23 February 2016. Please registration at the following link: 

Block B, Level 4, Seminar Room 4 – 4
Faculty of Law, NUS Bukit Timah Campus 469 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259776
Guest-of-Honour: Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Welcome and Opening Remarks by World Scientific Publishing

Book Introduction by
Prof Zheng Yongnian Director
East Asian Institute (EAI), National University of Singapore

Speech by Guest-of Honour
Prof Tommy Koh
Ambassador-At-Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Speeches by Contributors
Mr Lye Liang Fook
Assistant Director & Research Fellow, EAI, National University of Singapore
Dr Zhao Litao
Senior Research Fellow, EAI, National University of Singapore
Dr Lim Tai Wei
Senior Lecturer, UniSIM & Adjunct Research Fellow, EAI, National University of Singapore


Tea Reception

Dress code: Office Attire   |   For more information, please contact Ms Cynthia Lye at | Tel: +65 6466 5775 (ext. 228)

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.