Ms. Kim Hyoju

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Hyoju is a third-year Life Sciences major, intending to specialize in Biomedicine. She has stayed in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines before she came to Singapore. She is currently studying Chinese language in NUS to achieve her dream of learning all East Asian languages.

Her hobbies include nail art, jumping clay, and latte art. Although she has been taking a role in Tembusu Coffeehouse since her freshman year, her love for kopi is still greater than her love for latte. She has also served ORA house as a house committee member, and she is happy to serve her house and her college again this year as a Residential Assistant.

Her door will definitely be opened to anyone who would like to come and have a chit-chat, or even would like her/his nails to be painted. 

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.