Congratulations to Margaret Tan on the advent of the 'Flows and Contours in Tropical Asia' Mural

October 13, 2017

Tembusu College would like to send our heartiest congratulations to Dr Margaret Tan on the completion and unveiling of the 'Flows and Contours in Tropical Asia' mural at AS8. Margaret was a key member of the curatorial team, alongside Drs Suriani Suratman and Priya Maholay-Jaradi, and was directly involved in the painting of the mural itself.


To read more about the mural and the people involved, please go to :

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.