Mr Gerald Ho Jie Xiang

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Gerald is a second year undergraduate, double majoring in Geography and Sustainable Urban Development. A previous Gaja House Captain in his first year, he loves being a part of the Gaja community and is excited to give back to it as a Residential Assistant!


He can be found in the weekly tBakes sessions, watching shows and playing Pokémon. He attends as many Tembusu events as possible, from Tembusu Conversations to TTAB activities. He loves to explore Singapore and will accept any recommendations for good food. Of course, feel free to join him in these explorations anytime. 


Gerald loves to listen to people's stories and is up for a chat anytime! Feel free to talk to him and join his breakfast and dinner jios.

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.