Opportunities abound at Tembusu & NUS

March 02, 2020

Imaan Rowter graduated from Singapore Polytechnic and enrolled in NUS Mechanical Engineering. At Tembusu College, he picked up latte art, photography and table tennis, and learned about climate change. Now, he is helping the NUS Centre for Additive Manufacturing achieve certification to create ground-breaking 3D-printed metal implants to help patients.

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.