Ms. Tan Hui Ying

Resident Assistant Tembusu College National University of Singapore

Hui Ying is a fourth year geography student, who is passionate about exploring places around the world. Her academic interests lie within the realm of people and environment, specifically urban and spatio-political research. She's always up for a conversation on feminism and is current writing her thesis on the everyday citizenship experiences of Singaporean PRs.

Beyond geography, Hui Ying enjoys adventure and reading. In a bid to personally engage overseas communities and their stories, she has also been active in Tembusu's tCambodia and Geography Field Studies in Thailand.

Relationships firmly define college experience. Hui Ying's best memories in Tembusu have been the times spent with fellow Tembusians, be it casual chats or late night suppers. Her experience in Shan House committee has spurred her to be a residential assistant, in hope to contribute to the warmth of Tembusu. 

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.