Ms Natalie Goh Hui Shi

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Natalie is a third-year undergraduate majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). Prior to joining the Res Team, Natalie was part of GreenT and Thriftbusu, as part of her passion and interest in sustainability and environmental action. Even though Natalie is a homebody and couch potato most of the time, she represented Tembusu in the Inter-College Games’ swimming events (though that is the most amount of exercise she’ll ever get in the semester).

Natalie loves the artistic spirit and culture of Tembusu. Do not be frightened if you hear singing in the shower, because Natalie loves music and singing. You can sometimes find her playing the piano in the common lounge, though she cannot promise that she’s any good at it!  

Natalie loves observing the complexity and beauty of people and the world, be it through the lens of her major (yes she is a huge nerd and enjoys discussing nerdy topics), or through her enjoyment of anime and manga. Feel free to knock on her door and fangirl about various anime/manga, or have a cup of tea and share about whatever’s on your mind!

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.