Tembusu Reading Pods AY2018/19 Sem 1

August 10, 2018

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: 27th August, Friday. Each reading pod accommodates only 5 participants. Hurry while stocks last. 

 An email will be sent to participants to make payment and collect their book at Bookhaven (UTown) when it is ready. Participants are liable to purchase the book once registration is confirmed. The facilitator will contact participants via email to provide more details of each reading pod (starting date and venue).

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  1. Will Self's Phone by Dr Eric Kerr


  2. Quentin Skinner's Machiavelli: The Prince by Dr John van Wyhe


  3. Sonny Liew's The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Isaac Neo


  4. David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest by Dillion Keshvani
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.