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Lee Kuan Yew
(Founding Father of Modern Singapore)
Lee Kuan Yew
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 16, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore
Died: March 23, 2015

Lawyer-turned-politician Lee Kuan Yew, also known as LKY, was the first prime minister of Singapore, from 1959 to 1990. He established the People's Action Party. He later also served as his country’s Senior Minister and Minister Mentor. He was also part of David Rockefeller's International Council and Forbes's Brain Trust.

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Lee Hsien Loong
(Third Prime Minister of Singapore)
Lee Hsien Loong
17
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore

Lee Hsien Loong is a politician who has been serving as the current prime minister of Singapore since 2004. He has also been serving as the People's Action Party's secretary-general since 2004. Lee is credited with supervising Singapore's economic recovery after the 2008 financial crisis. A former army general, Lee served in the Singapore Armed Forces from 1971 to 1984. 

 3 
Joseph Schooling
(Swimmer)
Joseph Schooling
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 4 
JJ Lin
(Singaporean Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Known for His Album ‘Music Voyager’)
JJ Lin
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Singapore

Singaporean singer, songwriter, record-producer and actor JJ Lin launched his career in music with the album Music Voyager that won him Best New Artist award at the 15th Golden Melody Awards. Moving on, Lin spawned other award-winning albums like Westside and Stories Untold. Lin has his own fashion-line, SMUDGE, and has featured in commercials for brands like Beats and Sprite.    

 5 
Halimah Yacob
(8th President of Singapore)
Halimah Yacob
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Queen Street

Singaporean politician and former lawyer Halimah Yacob is the eighth and incumbent President of Singapore.  She ran for the 2017 presidential election as an independent and won an uncontested election thus becoming the first female President of Singapore. She earlier served as Member of Parliament during 2001-17 as member of People's Action Party and also as parliament Speaker during 2013-17.   

 6 
Loh Kean Yew
(Singaporean Badminton Player)
Loh Kean Yew
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Penang
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Goh Chok Tong
(2nd Prime Minister of Singapore (1990 - 2004))
Goh Chok Tong
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore

Goh Chok Tong is a Singaporean former politician best known for his service as the second Prime Minister of Singapore from 28 November 1990 to 12 August 2004. An important politician, Goh also served as the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Defence, Minister for Health, and Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore during his illustrious career.

 8 
Aloysius Pang
(Singaporean Actor)
Aloysius Pang
5
Birthdate: August 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore
Died: January 24, 2019

Aloysius Pang was a Singaporean actor best remembered for his association with multiple Mediacorp dramas. In 2015, he was honored with the Star Award for Best Newcomer. Aloysius Pang died at the age of 28 while training as part of the Singapore Army.

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Tharman Shanmugaratnam
(Singaporean Economist, Politician and a Senior Minister)
Tharman Shanmugaratnam
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore

Tharman Shanmugaratnam is a Singaporean economist and politician. He is the current Senior Minister of Singapore and the Coordinating Minister for Social Policies. He is also the current Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. An influential politician, Tharman Shanmugaratnam has also held important positions like the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Finance, and Minister for Education in Singapore.

 10 
Fann Wong
(Singaporean Model, Actress, and Singer)
Fann Wong
5
Birthdate: January 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore

Fann Wong is a Singaporean model, actress, and singer. She is regarded as one of MediaCorp's top actresses in Singapore's Chinese-language film and TV industry. In 1995, Fann Wong became the first actress to receive three major awards in the same Star Awards: Top 5 Most Popular Female Artiste, Best Actress, and Best Newcomer.

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 11 
Tony Tan
(7th President of Singapore)
Tony Tan
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore

Tony Tan is a Singaporean politician who served as the 7th president of Singapore from 2011 to 2017. Previously, he served as the 5th deputy prime minister from 1995 till 2005. As the president, he implemented steps to promote a more active civil society. The Foreign Policy Association awarded him a medal for "outstanding leadership and service" in 2011. 

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K. Shanmugam
(Singaporean Minister for Home Affairs)
K. Shanmugam
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Singapore

K. Shanmugam is a Singaporean politician and the current Minister for Home Affairs as well as the Minister for Law. A prominent politician, Shanmugam also served as the Second Minister for Home Affairs from 1 April 2009 to 1 November 2010 and as the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 21 May 2011 to 30 September 2015.

 13 
Ho Ching
(Businesswoman, Philanthropist and Wife of Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore)
Ho Ching
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Singapore

Ho Ching is a Singaporean businesswoman and the current director of Temasek Trust. She is married to Lee Hsien Loong, the Prime Minister of Singapore. In 2014, she was inducted into the Singapore Women's Hall of Fame. In 2020, Ho Ching was named in the world's most powerful women list by Forbes magazine.

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Chee Soon Juan
(General Secretary of the 'Singapore Democratic Party')
Chee Soon Juan
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Singapore

Chee Soon Juan is a Singaporean politician and the current Secretary-General of the Singapore Democratic Party. Notorious for his unconventional political activities, Chee has been jailed several times. Prior to his entry into politics in 1992, Chee Soon Juan was working at the National University of Singapore as a lecturer.

 15 
Devan Nair
(3rd President of Singapore (1981 - 1985))
Devan Nair
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Malacca
Died: December 6, 2005

Devan Nair was a Malayan-born Singaporean politician best remembered for his service as the third President of Singapore from 23 October 1981 until his resignation on 28 March 1985. A respected political figure, Devan Nair held several important offices, including the Secretary-General office of the National Trades Union Congress.

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Aaron Aziz
(Singaporean Actor, Film Director and Singer)
Aaron Aziz
3
Birthdate: February 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tampines

Aaron Aziz is a Singaporean actor, film director, and singer. Apart from being popular in Singapore, Aziz is also famous in places like Malaysia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Brunei, and India. Aaron Aziz is a household name in Malaysia, thanks to his appearances in popular TV shows like Fear Factor Malaysia.  

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Jeanette Aw
(Singaporean Actress, Writer, Filmmaker, and Businesswoman)
Jeanette Aw
2
Birthdate: June 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Singapore

Jeanette Aw is a Singaporean actress, writer, filmmaker, and businesswoman. She achieved widespread fame in 2008 when she landed the leading role of Huang Juxiang in the popular drama serial The Little Nyonya. Thanks to her successful television career, Jeanette Aw is regarded as one of the most famous and high-profile celebrities in Singapore. 

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Rebecca Lim
(Singaporean Actress and Model)
Rebecca Lim
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Birthdate: September 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Singapore

Rebecca Lim is a Singaporean actress and model. Apart from being a popular actress, Rebecca has also posed for many fashion magazines. Over the course of her career, Rebecca Lim has won several prestigious awards such as Asian Television Awards, ELLE Singapore Awards, and Star Awards.

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Lawrence Wong
(Singaporean Actor Who Portrayed 'Hai Lan Cha' in the Chinese Historical Series 'Story of Yanxi Palace')
Lawrence Wong
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Birthdate: August 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Johor Bahru

Lawrence Wong is a Malaysian-born Singaporean actor whose portrayal of Hai Lan Cha in the Chinese historical series Story of Yanxi Palace earned him a place in the most influential artistes in China list. His role in the series also earned him a Golden Angel Award under the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category.

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James Le Mesurier
(British Co-Founder of the 'White Helmets', a Volunteer Civil Defence Organisation)
James Le Mesurier
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: RAF Changi
Died: November 11, 2019

James Le Mesurier was an English Army officer who was stationed in Yugoslavia where he was a member of the UN peacekeeping force. He is best remembered as the British co-founder of a volunteer civil defence organization called White Helmets, which was formed during the Syrian Civil War in southern Turkey in 2014.

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Ong Teng Cheong
(5th President of Singapore (1993 - 1999))
Ong Teng Cheong
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore
Died: February 8, 2002

Ong Teng Cheong was a Singaporean architect and politician. He is known for his service as the fifth President of Singapore from 1 September 1993 to 31 August 1999. Ong Teng Cheong also held important ministerial positions; he served as the Minister for Labour from 1981 to 1983 and then as Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore from 1985 to 1993.

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Fiona Xie
(Singaporean Variety Show Host and Actress)
Fiona Xie
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Birthdate: January 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore

Fiona Xie is a Singaporean variety show host and actress. From 2001 to 2009, she was a full-time Mediacorp artiste; in 2006, she was named among the Seven Princesses of Mediacorp. In 2018, Fiona Xie landed a role in the American romantic comedy-drama film Crazy Rich Asians, becoming one of the first actresses from Singapore to break into Hollywood.

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Stephanie Sun
(Singaporean Singer-Songwriter Is Immensely Popular in the Chinese-Speaking World)
Stephanie Sun
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Singapore

Stephanie Sun is a Singaporean singer-songwriter who has achieved immense popularity in the Chinese-speaking world. Over the course of her career, Sun has sold over 30 million records. Stephanie Sun is best known for her debut album Yan Zi and her eighth album Stefanie; both the albums earned her a Golden Melody Award

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Rui En
(Singaporean Actress and One of the 'Seven Princesses of Mediacorp')
Rui En
2
Birthdate: January 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore

Rui En is a Singaporean actress who achieved popularity in 2006 when she was named among the Seven Princesses of Mediacorp. The recipient of several Star Awards, Rui En was also honored by the Nanyang Technological University with the prestigious Nanyang Outstanding Young People Award in 2007 for her achievements in the entertainment industry.

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Josephine Teo
(Singaporean Second Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Communications and Information)
Josephine Teo
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Singapore

Josephine Teo is a Singaporean politician and the current Minister for Communications and Information. She is also the current Second Minister for Home Affairs. An influential politician, Josephine Teo has also served as the Minister for Manpower, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office, Minister of State for Finance, and Minister of State for Transport.

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Ng Eng Hen
(Singaporean Minister for Defence)
Ng Eng Hen
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Singapore

Ng Eng Hen is a Singaporean politician and the current Minister for Defence. He has also held several other ministerial positions, including the Minister for Manpower from 12 August 2004 to 31 March 2008 and the Minister for Education from 1 April 2008 to 20 May 2011. Prior to his entry into politics, Ng worked at the Singapore General Hospital.

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Tan Cheng Bock
(Chairman of the 'Progress Singapore Party')
Tan Cheng Bock
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore

Tan Cheng Bock is a Singaporean medical practitioner and politician. He is the current Chairman of the Progress Singapore Party, which he founded with 11 other members in 2019. From 28 March 2019 to 31 March 2021, he served as the party's first Secretary-General. Also known for his philanthropic activities, Tan has been involved with organizations like Disabled People's Association.   

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Carrie Wong
(Singaporean Actress Known for Starring in TV Dramas like ‘The Journey: Tumultuous Times’)
Carrie Wong
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Birthdate: January 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Singapore

Singaporean actress Carrie Wong was discovered through the Singaporean talent-scouting competition Hey Gorgeous where she finished as a runner up in 2013. She has starred in several television dramas, most notably in The Journey: Tumultuous Times, My Friends From Afar, and A Quest to Heal. Wong has so far won seven Top 10 Most Popular Artistes Awards on Star Awards.

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Joanne Peh
(Actress, who won her second Best Actress honor for her 2012 film A Tale of 2 Cities.)
Joanne Peh
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Birthdate: April 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Felicia Chin
(Actress)
Felicia Chin
2
Birthdate: October 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Gurmit Singh
(Singaporean Actor, Television Personality and Comedian)
Gurmit Singh
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Birthdate: March 24, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Singapore

Gurmit Singh is a Singaporean actor, television personality, and comedian. He is best known for playing the title role in the popular TV series, Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd, which earned him five Asian Television Awards between 1998 and 2003. The series also earned him popularity in other countries like Malaysia.

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Eleanor Lee
(Actress)
Eleanor Lee
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Birthdate: October 12, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Taipei
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Jade Rasif
(DJ)
Jade Rasif
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 21, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Singapore
 34 
Kong Hee
(Singaporean Senior Pastor of City Harvest Church)
Kong Hee
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore
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Adam Khoo
(Entrepreneur)
Adam Khoo
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Singapore

A self-made business tycoon, Singaporean entrepreneur Adam Khoo had become a millionaire at 26. The founder of one of Asia’s biggest education and training groups, he also owns an online trading school. He has penned countless bestselling books, has held seminars worldwide, and is the most-watched YouTube trading mentor.

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Paige Chua
(Actress)
Paige Chua
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Birthdate: June 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Christopher Lee
(British Actor, Singer Known for Starring in Film Series 'Star Wars', ' Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit')
Christopher Lee
2
Birthdate: July 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Malacca

Singapore-based Malaysian actor, host and singer Christopher Lee Meng Soon rose to prominence with his remarkable performance in the Singaporean television drama The Price of Peace that won him Best Actor award at the 1997 Star Awards. He went on to bolster his acting career with TV series like A Good Wife and Workers, and films like The Long Goodbye.   

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Tan See Leng
(Singaporean Politician)
Tan See Leng
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Singapore

Tan See Leng is a Singaporean politician best known for his service as a Minister in the Prime Minister's Office from 27 July 2020 to 14 May 2021. He is the current Minister for Manpower as well as the Second Minister for Trade and Industry. Tan See Leng also served as the Second Minister for Manpower from 2020 to 2021.

 39 
Heather Chasen
(Actress)
Heather Chasen
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Birthdate: July 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Singapore
Died: May 22, 2020
 40 
George Yeo
(Former Singaporean Minister for Foreign Affairs (2004 - 2011))
George Yeo
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Singapore

George Yeo is a Singaporean retired politician best known for his service as the Minister for Foreign Affairs from 12 August 2004 to 20 May 2011. He also held other important ministerial positions, such as the Minister for Trade and Industry, Minister for Health, and Minister for Information and the Arts. Prior to entering politics, Yeo served as a Brigadier-General.

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Elizabeth Haigh
(Chef)
Elizabeth Haigh
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore
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Sundaresh Menon
(4th Chief Justice of Singapore)
Sundaresh Menon
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Singapore

Sundaresh Menon is a Singaporean jurist and lawyer. He is the current Chief Justice of Singapore. Before his appointment as chief justice, Menon served as the Judicial Commissioner of Singapore from 3 April 2006 to 2 April 2007. He also served as the sixth Attorney-General of Singapore from 1 October 2010 to 25 June 2012.

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Miko Bai
(Musical artist)
Miko Bai
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Singapore
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Yumi Bai
(Musical artist)
Yumi Bai
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Nicole Seah
(Singaporean Politician & Member of the Opposition 'Workers' Party')
Nicole Seah
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Singapore

Nicole Seah is a Singaporean politician best known for her association with the National Solidarity Party (NSP). She was also a member of the Reform Party and is currently a part of the Workers' Party, an important centre-left political party in Singapore.

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Michelle Saram
(Former Actress & Singer)
Michelle Saram
1
Birthdate: December 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Joseph Prince
(Pastor)
Joseph Prince
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore
 48 
Desmond Tan
(Singaporean Actor Best Known for His Performance in the TV Drama 'A Song to Remember')
Desmond Tan
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Birthdate: August 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Singapore

Desmond Tan is a Singaporean actor best known for his portrayal of Luo Xiaoxiao in a TV drama titled A Song to Remember, which earned him the prestigious Rocket Award at the 2012 Star Awards. Since then, he has won several other Star Awards under various categories.

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Jeremy Chan
(Singaporean Actor and Host)
Jeremy Chan
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Birthdate: July 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Singapore

Jeremy Chan is a Singaporean actor best known for his portrayal of Bert Tan in the 2018 TV series My Agent Is A Hero, which earned him an Asian Academy Creative Award under the Best Comedy Performance category. Jeremy Chan is also famous as a host, most notably as the host of On the Beat series. 

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David Marshall
(1st Chief Minister of Singapore (1955 - 1956))
David Marshall
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Singapore
Died: December 12, 1995

David Marshall was a Singaporean lawyer and politician. He is best remembered for his service as the first Chief Minister of Singapore from 6 April 1955 to 7 June 1956. Marshall played an important role in attaining independence for Singapore from the United Kingdom.