Ms. Hee Xin Wei

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Hello! I am Xinwei, a Year 3 Life Science and Psychology major. As you might expect, I will be conducting many experiments everyday in the future (and will probably fail many as well). After a ruff day at work, I hope to go back home to a samoyed, a golden retriever, and a husky that would excitedly jump on me to welcome me home! As there is a no-pet policy in Tembusu, I will make do with cute videos for now.

I grew up on the island of Assam Laksa and Char Kway Teow (yum yum!), and came to Singapore when I was 14. I hope that one day I can travel to every part of the world, hike every mountain, dive in every ocean, and taste delicacies from all around the world. Unfortunately, even though my heart says yes, my bank account says no.

In Tembusu, I was part of the Tancho house committee for two years, and will continue serving the house as a residential assistant. I love talking to people and hearing their stories, from ‘what happened during class’ to ‘what’s your dream’. Come talk to me! My sleep cycle during term time is not ideal, but that means that I will be there even if you need someone to talk to at an ungodly hour. If you can’t find me, I may be playing tchoukball or dodgeball in the MPH (come join us, it’s fun!!!)

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.