Tembusu alumnus Sim Zhi Min selected to be Schwarzman Scholar

February 03, 2021

Congratulations to former Tembusu student, Sim Zhi Min (NUS Engineering, ’20)! Zhi Min was selected to join the Schwarzman Scholars Program, a prestigious Master’s degree and leadership programme at Tsinghua University’s Schwarzman College in Beijing. Find out more here: https://news.nus.edu.sg/nus-graduate-student-and-alumna-receive-prestigious-schwarzman-scholarships/.

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.