John van Wyhe in Ships that shaped us by Channel News Asia

January 14, 2020

Do catch our very own Dr John van Wyhe in the Channel News Asia documentary, Ships that shaped us.

You can view the episodes here: 

Ep 1

Ep 2  Ships That Shaped Us - EP2. Reviving the Lady Mary Wood.

Ep 3  Ships That Shaped Us - EP3. Reimagining the Horatio.

Ep 4  Ships That Shaped Us - EP4. Restoring the Fame.

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.