Read on to discover more about the most famous and influential people from Singapore.

Famous Singaporeans

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
(Actor, Martial Artist)

26 April 1963

Beijing, China

Taurus

Lee Hsien LoongLee Hsien Loong
(Third Prime Minister of Singapore)

10 February 1952

Singapore

Aquarius

Lee Kuan YewLee Kuan Yew
(Founding Father of Modern Singapore)

16 September 1923

23 March 2015

Singapore, Straits Settlements

Virgo

Tony TanTony Tan
(Seventh President of Singapore)

07 February 1940

Singapore

Aquarius

Amos YeeAmos Yee
(YouTube Personality, Blogger)

31 October 1998

Singapore

Scorpio

Adam KhooAdam Khoo
(Entrepreneur)

08 April 1974

Singapore

Aries

J C SumJ C Sum
(Magician)

05 December 1976

Singapore

Sagittarius

Kong HeeKong Hee
(Pastor)

23 August 1964

Singapore

Leo

Goh Chok TongGoh Chok Tong
(Politician)

20 May 1941

Singapore

Taurus

Julia Nickson-SoulJulia Nickson-Soul

11 September 1958

Singapore

Virgo

Tharman ShanmugaratnamTharman Shanmugaratnam
(Politician)

22 January 1957

Singapore

Aquarius

Jeanette AwJeanette Aw
(Actor)

28 June 1979

Singapore

Cancer

Ho ChingHo Ching
(chief executive officer)

01 May 1953

Singapore

Taurus

Kwek Leng BengKwek Leng Beng

Teo Chee HeanTeo Chee Hean
(Politician)

27 December 1954

Singapore

Capricorn

Priscelia ChanPriscelia Chan
(Actor)

06 November 1978

Singapore

Scorpio

Elvin NgElvin Ng
(Actor)

23 December 1980

Singapore

Capricorn

Ong Teng CheongOng Teng Cheong
(Architect, Politician)

22 January 1936

08 February 2002

Straits Settlements

Aquarius

Devan NairDevan Nair
(Politician)

05 August 1923

06 December 2005

Malacca City

Leo

Calvin ChengCalvin Cheng

24 September 1975

Singapore

Libra

Sundaresh MenonSundaresh Menon
(judge, lawyer)

1962 AD

Singapore

Joanne PehJoanne Peh
(actor, film actor)

25 April 1984

Singapore

Taurus

Felicia ChinFelicia Chin
(Actor)

24 October 1984

Singapore

Scorpio

K. ShanmugamK. Shanmugam
(politician, lawyer)

1960 AD

Li NanxingLi Nanxing
(Film director, Actor)

07 November 1964

Singapore

Scorpio

George YeoGeorge Yeo
(Politician)

13 September 1954

Singapore

Virgo

Quek Leng ChanQuek Leng Chan
(banker)

1941 AD

Singapore

Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
(Entrepreneur, Banker)

13 January 1917

21 February 2004

Singapore

Capricorn

Ng Eng HenNg Eng Hen
(Politician, Physician)

10 December 1958

Singapore

Sagittarius

Lee Hsien YangLee Hsien Yang
(military personnel)

1957 AD

Singapore

S. R. NathanS. R. Nathan
(Politician, Diplomat, Civil servant)

03 July 1924

22 August 2016

Singapore

Cancer

Jack NeoJack Neo
(film producer, film director, screenwriter, actor)

24 January 1960

Singapore

Aquarius

Fiona XieFiona Xie
(Actor, Film actor)

24 January 1982

Singapore

Aquarius

S. RajaratnamS. Rajaratnam
(Journalist, Politician)

25 February 1915

22 February 2006

Sri Lanka

Pisces

Pritam SinghPritam Singh
(Politician, Lawyer)

02 August 1976

Singapore

Leo

Mas Selamat bin KastariMas Selamat bin Kastari

23 January 1961

Kendal Regency

Aquarius

Michelle SaramMichelle Saram
(Singer, Actor)

12 December 1974

Singapore

Sagittarius

Chee Soon JuanChee Soon Juan
(Neuropsychologist, Politician)

20 July 1962

Singapore

Cancer

Tay Ping HuiTay Ping Hui
(Actor)

10 November 1970

Singapore

Scorpio

David MarshallDavid Marshall
(diplomat, politician, lawyer)

12 March 1908

12 December 1995

Singapore

Pisces

Mark LeeMark Lee
(actor, film director)

16 October 1968

Singapore

Libra

Stephanie SunStephanie Sun

23 July 1978

Singapore

Cancer

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