Mr Lim Jing Xuan

Residential Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Jing Xuan is a third-year undergraduate double-majoring in Political Science and Philosophy. As a budding philosopher, he loves to engage in conversation and discussions; and is eager to hear about people’s stories and passions. 

Jing Xuan has been involved in a diverse range of activities around the College. In the past two years, he has served as President of Tembusu Coffeehouse, and deputy Editor-in-chief of Curios Magazine. Jing Xuan has also been assisting the Student Moderators, who moderate the Tembusu Conversations. 

In his spare time, Jing Xuan explores his artistic side through poetry, pottery and calligraphy. He is passionate about the literary — often gushing over The New Yorker articles. He is also an avid coffee and tea brewer. Feel free to join him over a brew and share a spot of conversation!

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.