Singapore, a leading global city in Southeast Asia, is a global commerce, financial and transportation hub. Founded as a trading post of the East India Company in early 19th century, the nation became independent from Britain in 1963. Singaporeans, hailing from diverse backgrounds worked diligently to make their nation a fast developing one despite the fact that Singapore is not rich in natural resources. Lee Kuan Yew, founding father of modern Singapore, became its Prime Minister upon independence and led its underdeveloped economy to rapid industrialization and growth within a few years. Singaporean military is arguably the most technologically advanced in Southeast Asia, and has produced several highly efficient officers like Ng Jui Ping, Bey Soo Khiang, and Desmond Kuek who were instrumental in further strengthening the military force. Culturally rich with the influence of Asian and European traditions, Singapore has a diverse music culture that ranges from rock and pop to folk and classical, with Fann Wong, Tanya Chua and Elsa Lin being prominent singers. Singaporeans are also known for their rich heritage in creative writing in the Malay, English, Chinese, Tamil and other languages. Read on to discover about the life and works of famous Singaporeans.
Jet LiJet Li
26 April 1963
Actor, Martial Artist
Lee Hsien LoongLee Hsien Loong
10 February 1952
Third Prime Minister of Singapore

Lee Kuan YewLee Kuan Yew
16 September 1923
Founding Father of Modern Singapore

Tila TequilaTila Tequila
24 October 1981
Television Personality

KygoKygo
11 September 1991
DJ, Singer

Gong LiGong Li
31 December 1965
Actress
Tony TanTony Tan
07 February 1940
Seventh President of Singapore

Amos YeeAmos Yee
31 October 1998
YouTube Personality, Blogger

Naomi NeoNaomi Neo
25 January 1996
Youtube Star
Adam KhooAdam Khoo
08 April 1974
Entrepreneur

JianHao TanJianHao Tan
14 June 1993
YouTuber
Ross ButlerRoss Butler
17 May 1990
Actor

J C SumJ C Sum
05 December 1976
Magician

Erika ThamErika Tham
15 December 1999
Actress

Chuando TanChuando Tan
03 March 1966
Instagram Star

Nic KaufmannNic Kaufmann
03 December 2000
TikTok Star
Jackson RathboneJackson Rathbone
14 December 1984
Actor, Musician

Chee Soon JuanChee Soon Juan
20 July 1962
Neuropsychologist, Politician

Tharman ShanmugaratnamTharman Shanmugaratnam
22 January 1957
Politician

Lee Hsien YangLee Hsien Yang
1957 AD
military personnel
Goh Chok TongGoh Chok Tong
20 May 1941
Politician

K. ShanmugamK. Shanmugam
1960 AD
politician, lawyer
Ng Chin HanNg Chin Han
27 November 1969
Actor

Kevin KwanKevin Kwan
1973 AD
Novelist

Joseph PrinceJoseph Prince
15 May 1963
Pastor
Teo Chee HeanTeo Chee Hean
27 December 1954
Politician

George YeoGeorge Yeo
13 September 1954
Politician
Ho ChingHo Ching
01 May 1953
chief executive officer

Ng Eng HenNg Eng Hen
10 December 1958
Politician, Physician

Calvin ChengCalvin Cheng
24 September 1975
 
Ong Teng CheongOng Teng Cheong
22 January 1936
Architect, Politician

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S. R. NathanS. R. Nathan
03 July 1924
Politician, Diplomat, Civil servant
Jeanette AwJeanette Aw
28 June 1979
Actor

Devan NairDevan Nair
05 August 1923
Politician

Pierre PngPierre Png
29 October 1973
Actor

S. RajaratnamS. Rajaratnam
25 February 1915
Journalist, Politician
Jack NeoJack Neo
24 January 1960
film producer, film director, screenwriter, actor
Aloysius PangAloysius Pang
24 August 1990
Actor

Joanne PehJoanne Peh
25 April 1984
actor, film actor

Sundaresh MenonSundaresh Menon
1962 AD
judge, lawyer

Fiona XieFiona Xie
24 January 1982
Actor, Film actor
Leslie CharterisLeslie Charteris
12 May 1907
Author

Tay Ping HuiTay Ping Hui
10 November 1970
Actor

Elvin NgElvin Ng
23 December 1980
Actor

Kong HeeKong Hee
23 August 1964
Pastor

Michelle SaramMichelle Saram
12 December 1974
Singer, Actor
Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
13 January 1917
Entrepreneur, Banker

Felicia ChinFelicia Chin
24 October 1984
Actor
Li NanxingLi Nanxing
07 November 1964
Film director, Actor

Abu Bakar of JohorAbu Bakar of Johor
03 February 1833
Ruler

Quek Leng ChanQuek Leng Chan
1941 AD
banker
Zillur RahmanZillur Rahman
09 March 1929
Former President of Bangladesh

Jayley WooJayley Woo
27 December 1991
Actress
Kwek Leng BengKwek Leng Beng
 

Julia Nickson-SoulJulia Nickson-Soul
11 September 1958
 

Phyllis QuekPhyllis Quek
23 August 1972
Actor

Priscelia ChanPriscelia Chan
06 November 1978
Actor

Pritam SinghPritam Singh
02 August 1976
Politician, Lawyer
Mas Selamat bin KastariMas Selamat bin Kastari
23 January 1961
 

David MarshallDavid Marshall
12 March 1908
Politician

Stephanie SunStephanie Sun
23 July 1978
 

Sheila Sim (Actress)Sheila Sim (Actress)
09 June 1984
Actress