Finding opportunities and passion at Tembusu College

February 18, 2022

We are proud to see Tembusians—past and present—fronting the university’s admissions campaign. They share stories of finding opportunities and passion in the college that have motivated them to chase their dreams and make a difference to society.

Find out how Kah Jing’s Tembusu experience has led to him setting up his own documentary filmmaking studio  and how Danial find inspiration at the college and ways to make a difference



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.