Ms Farhana Haque

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Farhana is a fourth year undergraduate majoring in Life Sciences with a minor in Forensic Science. Before you ask whether she was inspired by CSI Miami and the alike to pursue such a (cool) minor, the answer is no though she very much does enjoy such shows! Still wondering what she would like to do in the future, she ultimately hopes to make a difference in the lives of others and is a firm believer of how we are all a sum of the different seasonal, lifelong, hi-bye friends and acquaintances we have crossed paths with.

Behind her calm disposition which is often mistaken for her ‘lack of enthusiasm’ in activities, she is always up for a spontaneous adventure or random walks around UTown. If you ever need a buddy to try something new, feel free to hit her up! (Chances are that she is watching yet another street food or travel video on YouTube in her room).

During her time in Tembusu, Farhana hopped around IGs, was part of Ora House Committee and subsequently, served as the Enrichment Director in the 10th CSC. While she may not have the most creative mind, she thoroughly enjoyed helping others turn their ideas for various initiatives and IGs into reality during her time as the Enrichment Director.

When she’s not mindlessly watching videos while ‘doing’ work in the name of multi-tasking, she enjoys a good evening workout, being over-caffeinated and learning new languages (oui oui, boleh, sí, ya)! An avid lover of extreme tastes (spicy or sour or bitter food), challenge her with your best shot and she’d be sure to entertain you.

For advice on your next hairstyle, spicy cup noodles challenge (is this still a thing?) or chill ledge talks, Farhana’s door is always open and she hopes that amidst the hustle and bustle of university life, everyone will still find time to unwind and have a good time!

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.