Tembusu Reading Pods AY2016/17 Semester 1

August 02, 2016

Sign Up for the Reading Pods Now!

Interested in reading a book with a faculty member or student of the college? Select one from the five titles and register yourself at the reception counter of Tembusu admin office. Each book cost only S$10, so hurry and sign up now! Registration deadline: 19th August, Friday.

1. Paul Kalanithi's When Breath Becomes Air led by A\P Lina Lim

2. Italo Calvino's The Castle of Crossed Destinies led by Mr Shawn Lim You Hao

3. Philip K Dick's A Scanner Darkly led by Dr Adam Staley Groves

4. Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve: How the World Became Modern led by Dr John van Wyhe

5. Eliezer Yudkowsky's Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (e-book) led by Mr Kabir Khandpur
*click on image to download ebook

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.