Mr Bryan Chai

Graduate Fellow Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Bryan is a first year PhD student in the NUS Business School, under the Department of Strategy and Policy. He is passionate in pursuing his research interests on Start-ups and SMEs in Emerging Markets. He also completed his undergraduate studies in the NUS Business School, having received his Bachelor of Business Administration in 2020.

 

Academic interests aside, his hobbies include Swing Dancing, Table Tennis, Music and Art. He has been dancing Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Charleston through his undergraduate life and is still in love with the dance form. An amateur try-hard in Table Tennis, he is definitely up for any casual games. Music and Art jams at any time are also welcome!

 

Having joined Tembusu College since his freshman year in 2016, Bryan is excited to return as a Graduate Fellow to serve and contribute to the community once more. Don't be shy and just say hi if you ever see him on campus.

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.