Jeremy Fernando at the NUS Arts Festival 2020 (Wed, 29 Jan)

January 09, 2020

The printed word has long shaped how we view the world - from shedding light on society to coining buzzwords that have permeated everyday speak. Using John Berger's iconic work, Ways of Seeing, as a springboard, join book lovers - Cyril Wong, an award-winning poet and writer, Jeremy Fernando, reader, writer and fellow of Tembusu College, and Pooja Nansi, Festival Director of the Singapore Writers Festival - who will share their favourite books that have blown their mind and expanded their ways of seeing.


'Ways of Seeing'

Wednesday, 29 January


NUS Museum

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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.