Mr. Isaac Neo

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Isaac is a fourth year undergraduate majoring in Political Science (don’t do it) and minoring in History. His interests lie in the sub-fields of International Relations and Comparative Politics, as well as Southeast Asian and European history. He also has a keen interest in journalism and the media industry in Singapore, and wishes to foster an active citizenry in Singapore.

When not found browsing and sharing the latest memes on Facebook, he can be found devouring a good book when he has no readings to do (which never happens), catching up on the latest television shows, and occasionally remembering to study. He is a passionate supporter of Manchester United, and enjoys playing football as well. He loves comic books and comic book movies, and while he prefers the Marvel Cinematic Universe on the big screen, he enjoys reading DC comics more.

Isaac has been involved in numerous Tembusu College activities since he first joined. He served in the Gaja House Committee in his first year, and was Editor-in-Chief of Treehouse, as well as Vice-President of the Performing Arts Council. He performed at various College events with his band, and has been an active member of the arts scene, while occasionally joining the sports IGs in their sessions. He is also involved in the NUS Catholic Students' Society and the Community for Advocacy and Political Education (CAPE).

Having served as a Residential Assistant in his third year in Tembusu, he is excited to finish his last year as an undergraduate where it all started. Just as his seniors were a fundamental part of his Tembusu experience when he was a junior, he hopes to do the same for his juniors as well. His door is always open to people who wish to chat or need a listening ear.

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.