Ms Ting Wan Lin

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Wan Lin is a fourth-year undergraduate student majoring in Political Science. She is particularly interested in international security and comparative politics. Another field that she enjoys reading about is political thought, although she does not quite understand its content most of the time.

While in Tembusu, she found her passion for playing Tchoukball and has played regularly for the College, her faculty and her external club. She is also a part of Tembusu Ambassadors and was previously the student coordinator for Open House 2020 and 2021. You might catch her hosting guests during Tembusu Forums or sharing her love for the College to prospective students. She has also dabbled in other IGs such as tEnpower and Netball and still looks forward to trying out new opportunities and experiences in the College.

Wan Lin is usually calm and collected, but she gets very excited when you start talking to her about the latest Korean dramas or her favourite Korean actors. She is an avid listener of Mandopop and occasionally indulges in Chinese dramas too. Her door is always open for a chat and she hopes to create a comfortable and welcoming environment for everyone to live and grow in, just as her seniors have once did for her.

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.