Mr. Daniel Lim

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Daniel is a third year Economics major (still) contemplating the possibility of a second major in Political Science. In his first year in the College, Daniel was a member of the Ora House Committee. He had also been involved in various community-service groups in the College with tChamps and tMentors, reaching out to different communities beyond the College. Daniel is currently a member of the College Students’ Committee, where he hopes to make a difference to the lives of fellow Tembusians and contribute towards building a dynamic and vibrant college community here.

While Daniel is a fussy eater, he is never fussy about the company because he enjoys the light-hearted conversations over meals as he slowly munches his way through his meals (sometimes too slowly). Inspired by the Sherlock series, Daniel also hopes to one day live in 221B Baker Street and go around solving the mysteries of the world, but he may just abandon that plan anytime with a new movie or show recommendation. He also draws great inspiration and contentment from his personal favourite quote in the movie which stars Remy, a renowned rodent chef; that while “not everyone can become a great artist, a great artist can come from anywhere” as he too, is still finding his interests, passions and calling in life. 

Daniel is excited to be part of the Residential Team as he hopes to forge meaningful relationships with his residents and also inspire, and be inspired by them. If you do see him around some day, do feel free to just say hi. He may return you an awkward smile, but be assured that he is just trying to make you feel at home the way he does best - with a very Daniel welcome.

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.