Mr Dennis Ooi Jun Wei

Graduate Fellow Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Dennis is a first-year student in the Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme at Duke-NUS. He was previously a Tembusu and Shan resident during his years as a Chemical Engineering undergraduate, and he is excited to be returning to the college and Shan as a Graduate Fellow.

You can catch him doing one of the following when/if he has time to spare (favourites in brackets): exercising (badminton), reading books (magic realism), listening to music (dream pop), or enjoying TV shows (Arrested Development). An adventurous and open-minded individual, Dennis also loves hiking, travelling, and exploring new activities.

Don’t hesitate to approach Dennis or drop by his room to talk about anything under the sun! Some starters: ask him about his growing vinyl record collection, or entice him with chocolate / black sesame.

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.