Mr. John Low

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

My name is John Low, a Year 3 (going on Year 4) undergraduate student majoring in Life Sciences. I’m particularly very interested in the realm of emerging infectious diseases (which also happens to be my honours thesis), but I found my real passion in humanitarian work after one of the Tembusu Forums. Since then, I spend my free time overseas doing medical missions, and volunteering in NGOs. 

On top of that, I also find joy in interacting with people from different cultures, and a good conversation never kills. Hikes and solo adventures bring me the greatest joy. But nothing beats the beauty of being underwater (aka SCUBA diving). Music and books are one of my favourite pastimes, but I’m pretty sure YouTube does the job too.

Feel free to drop by if you’re ever in the need of a chat! If you don’t find me in any of the Ora house lounges, I just might be out for a run, or down in the MPSH for Tchoukball. Either way, come say hi!

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.