Mr Lim Cheng Puay

Fellow Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Cheng Puay is a biologist and an educator who is highly passionate in experiential and outdoor learning. He is happiest when he is out trekking in the forest or kayaking in the sea. A volunteer with the NUS Toddycats for over 20 years, he regularly engages the public as a nature guide, and helps coordinate coastal clean-ups with International Coastal Clean-up Singapore (ICCS).


Climate Change
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.