Ms. Jannelle Leong

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Jannelle is a fourth year Tembusu student who is currently working on completing her undergraduate studies in Sociology. Having been a resident here the last three years, this coming one would mark the end of university life as well as a farewell to all the people met and memories made within the college.

Tembusu has provided Jannelle with many great opportunities such as being part of the Tancho House Committee, heading the College’s a cappella group, starting an interest group for Touch Rugby enthusiasts and even helping a Resident Fellow with his research. While she may be new to Gaja, Jannelle is looking forward to the new experiences that are to come these next two semesters.

During her free time, Jannelle can usually be found in one of the lounges but feel free to knock on her room door or send her a text. She will always be up for a supper run or a jio for dinner at the dining hall if you ever need a meal buddy (anything food related, she’ll be there)! 

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.