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

Gong LiGong Li
31 December 1965

11 September 1991
DJ, Singer
Amos YeeAmos Yee
31 October 1998
YouTube Personality, Blogger

Tony TanTony Tan
07 February 1940
Seventh President of Singapore

Adam KhooAdam Khoo
08 April 1974
JianHao TanJianHao Tan
14 June 1993

Ross ButlerRoss Butler
17 May 1990
Naomi NeoNaomi Neo
25 January 1996
Youtube Star

Erika ThamErika Tham
15 December 1999

J C SumJ C Sum
05 December 1976

Chuando TanChuando Tan
03 March 1966
Instagram Star

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

Joseph PrinceJoseph Prince
15 May 1963

Ng Chin HanNg Chin Han
27 November 1969

Ho ChingHo Ching
01 May 1953
chief executive officer
Kevin KwanKevin Kwan
1973 AD

Tharman ShanmugaratnamTharman Shanmugaratnam
22 January 1957
Goh Chok TongGoh Chok Tong
20 May 1941

K. ShanmugamK. Shanmugam
1960 AD
politician, lawyer

Pierre PngPierre Png
29 October 1973
Lee Hsien YangLee Hsien Yang
1957 AD
military personnel

Teo Chee HeanTeo Chee Hean
27 December 1954
S. R. NathanS. R. Nathan
03 July 1924
Politician, Diplomat, Civil servant

Ong Teng CheongOng Teng Cheong
22 January 1936
Architect, Politician

Ng Eng HenNg Eng Hen
10 December 1958
Politician, Physician
Jeanette AwJeanette Aw
28 June 1979

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Sundaresh MenonSundaresh Menon
1962 AD
judge, lawyer
Devan NairDevan Nair
05 August 1923

Leslie CharterisLeslie Charteris
12 May 1907

Fiona XieFiona Xie
24 January 1982
Actor, Film actor

Jack NeoJack Neo
24 January 1960
film producer, film director, screenwriter, actor
George YeoGeorge Yeo
13 September 1954
Chee Soon JuanChee Soon Juan
20 July 1962
Neuropsychologist, Politician

Joanne PehJoanne Peh
25 April 1984
actor, film actor

Aloysius PangAloysius Pang
24 August 1990

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

Tay Ping HuiTay Ping Hui
10 November 1970

Felicia ChinFelicia Chin
24 October 1984

Kong HeeKong Hee
23 August 1964

S. RajaratnamS. Rajaratnam
25 February 1915
Journalist, Politician
Li NanxingLi Nanxing
07 November 1964
Film director, Actor

Elvin NgElvin Ng
23 December 1980
Abu Bakar of JohorAbu Bakar of Johor
03 February 1833

Quek Leng ChanQuek Leng Chan
1941 AD

Calvin ChengCalvin Cheng
24 September 1975
Zillur RahmanZillur Rahman
09 March 1929
Former President of Bangladesh

Kwek Leng BengKwek Leng Beng
Jayley WooJayley Woo
27 December 1991

Julia Nickson-SoulJulia Nickson-Soul
11 September 1958

Phyllis QuekPhyllis Quek
23 August 1972

Priscelia ChanPriscelia Chan
06 November 1978

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

David MarshallDavid Marshall
12 March 1908

Stephanie SunStephanie Sun
23 July 1978

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