Tembusu students paint wall murals in aid of dementia-friendly community

July 08, 2021

30 Tembusu College students, together with their lecturer Dr Margaret Tan and in partnership with the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, designed and painted 11 wayfinding murals to help elderly residents and those living with dementia navigate their neighbourhood.

Find out more here: https://pride.kindness.sg/art-helps-elderlies-dementia-care-find-way-home/

(Video source: Goh Yu En; image source: Dr Margaret Tan)



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.