Mr. Isaac Neo

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Isaac is a third year Political Science undergraduate who is also pursuing a minor in History. His interests lie in the sub-fields of International Relations and Comparative Politics, as well as American and European History. He also has a keen interest in journalism and the media industry in Singapore.

When not found browsing and sharing the latest memes on Facebook, he can be found playing the guitar, playing foosball in the Level 13 lounge, catching up on the latest television shows, or occasionally remembering to study. He is a passionate supporter of Manchester United, and wishes they will do better this coming season.

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. 

Having just returned from his exchange program in the Netherlands, he hopes that he can continue his Tembusu journey once again - this time as a Residential Assistant - and contribute to the growing diversity and inclusiveness in the College. 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.