Activism and Idealism

Last month, Mr Louis Ng, Member of Parliament and Founder of Animal Concerns Research & Education Society (ACRES), spoke to Tembusians as part of the Disrupted by Conflict series. Denise Goh and Isaac Neo reflect on the insights they gleaned from the session.

The Optics of Politics

Senior Minister of State Dr Janil Puthucheary recently spoke to Tembusuians at the invitation of Tembusu’s public policy interest group Polity. Bryan Kwa recounts the confab, recollects the rhetoric, and reflects on the points raised. – On the evening of 12 October 2017, Tembusuians were treated to a three-hour showcase of rhetorical prowess. Rhetoric, in […]

One Amplified by the Sweat of Many: Reflections and a photo essay on the Tembusu House Games

    Taking a break from all that studying? Come by the lounge on level 11, and you will find yourself face to face with three small trophies lined up in a corner. Look a little closer, and you will see that it is inscribed with the words “Dodgeball Champions”. It does look rather pathetic, […]

North Korea: An overview of the current tensions

This piece was written in response to Tembusu College’s recent forum titled “Will There Be Another War on the Korean Peninsula?”, which took place on the evening of Tuesday, October 17 of this year. Our Rector Professor Tommy Koh hosted Mr Lim Ju-Seong, Counsellor (Political) at the embassy of the Republic of Korea, Ms Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, Charge D’Affaires […]

An Evening with Theresa Goh: The Difficulties of Being Queer in the Public Spotlight

Paralympic Medallist and Pink Dot 2017 Ambassador Theresa Goh recently spoke to Tembusians at the invitation of tFreedom, a community in Tembusu that aims to build a diverse and inclusive college. Bryan Kwa covers Theresa’s story of self-acceptance and her fight for greater societal acceptance of both persons with disability and LGBT persons.

What I Learnt From a Migrant Worker

Growing up in Singapore tends to push people into silos. We often live our lives in socially distinct bubbles, and this is no less true of my interactions with migrant workers. As a student, I had always perceived migrant workers as a generalised ‘Other’ in society. Migrant workers occupied a separate reality: their lives and […]