Mr Andre Liang Junfeng

Residential Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Andre is a second-year undergraduate at Tembusu College, pursuing a double major in Psychology and Sociology. Andre's true passion lies in understanding and connecting with people on a deeper level, beyond surface-level interactions. He firmly believes that each individual has a unique and purpose-driven story waiting to be told.

To that end, Andre is an active participant in Tembusu’s collegiate life, and loves meeting new people! He is the current Co-Head for both tFreedom and LoveTembusu interest groups. Additionally, Andre serves as a Tembusu College Ambassador and an active member of the Ora House Committee, contributing to the planning and organization of College-wide and House initiatives.

During his leisure time, Andre finds solace in the pages of a good book. You’ll hardly catch Andre without his trusty earphones, constantly diving into a mix of hop-hop and indie rock tunes. He is also a life-long Manchester United fan, albeit largely a couch critic! Apart from that, he enjoys both desktop and VR games, ranging from Civilisation V to Beat Saber, whenever he can carve out some time.

In his role as a residential assistant, Andre aspires to foster a sense of belonging and create a second home for all residents. He is deeply committed to establishing a safe space where individuals can freely express themselves without fear of judgment – he is an introvert by nature, after all! Andre believes in employing a non-judgmental and empathetic approach to pastoral care, always ready to lend a listening ear and engage in meaningful conversations. Feel free to say hi, if you see him around!

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.