Ngee Ann Kongsi Professors

Professor Richard Wilk
Visiting Professor (March to May 2016)
Professor Kim Dong-Won
Visiting Professor (January - June 2014)
Professor Michael Fischer
Visiting Professor (January to June 2013)
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.