Performance of Tembusu Master’s musical composition at National Gallery

April 06, 2022

The college is proud to share that our Master, Prof Ho Chee Kong, will be one of several composers featured at ‘Pictures at an (SEA) Exhibition’, which is a music programme inspired by artworks from the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery. His musical composition will be performed at the National Gallery Singapore on 8-10 April. For more details and to register, please click here

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.