Tembusu Reading Pods AY2019/20 Sem 1

September 04, 2019

Care to read and discuss a book outside your curriculum this semester? Simply choose one of the titles offered by students of Tembusu College and register via Eventbrite (click on the link) by 11th September 2019, Sunday.

An email will be sent to all participants after 11th September to confirm their registration. The reading pod facilitator will contact participants via email to provide more details (starting date and venue).

Participants are responsible to purchase their own book; eBook is accepted. The first 5 sign-ups are eligible for the subsidy - you need only pay S$10 for the book of your choice. Participants will be contacted to submit a RFP form with original receipt attached to the college office for reimbursement of their purchase (e.g. book purchased at $15, college will reimburse $5). Subsequent sign-ups are welcome.

  1. Dante Alighieri's The Inferno (Student Facilitator: Gurprit Singh)

  2. Tara Westover’s Educated (Student Facilitator: Neil Shah)
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.