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
Tila TequilaTila Tequila
24 October 1981
Television Personality

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

KygoKygo
11 September 1991
DJ, Singer

Lee Hsien LoongLee Hsien Loong
10 February 1952
Third Prime Minister of Singapore

Amos YeeAmos Yee
31 October 1998
YouTube Personality, Blogger
Chuando TanChuando Tan
03 March 1966
Instagram Star

Adam KhooAdam Khoo
08 April 1974
Entrepreneur

Tony TanTony Tan
07 February 1940
Seventh President of Singapore

Erika ThamErika Tham
15 December 1999
Actress
Ross ButlerRoss Butler
17 May 1990
Actor

Naomi NeoNaomi Neo
25 January 1996
Youtube Star
JianHao TanJianHao Tan
14 June 1993
YouTuber

J C SumJ C Sum
05 December 1976
Magician

Jackson RathboneJackson Rathbone
14 December 1984
Actor, Musician
Goh Chok TongGoh Chok Tong
20 May 1941
Politician

Tharman ShanmugaratnamTharman Shanmugaratnam
22 January 1957
Politician
Fiona XieFiona Xie
24 January 1982
Actor, Film actor

Lee Hsien YangLee Hsien Yang
1957 AD
military personnel

Ho ChingHo Ching
01 May 1953
chief executive officer
K. ShanmugamK. Shanmugam
1960 AD
politician, lawyer

Jeanette AwJeanette Aw
28 June 1979
Actor
Julia Nickson-SoulJulia Nickson-Soul
11 September 1958
 

Elvin NgElvin Ng
23 December 1980
Actor

Felicia ChinFelicia Chin
24 October 1984
Actor

Joanne PehJoanne Peh
25 April 1984
actor, film actor
Teo Chee HeanTeo Chee Hean
27 December 1954
Politician
Devan NairDevan Nair
05 August 1923
Politician

S. R. NathanS. R. Nathan
03 July 1924
Politician, Diplomat, Civil servant

Li NanxingLi Nanxing
07 November 1964
Film director, Actor

Michelle SaramMichelle Saram
12 December 1974
Singer, Actor
Sundaresh MenonSundaresh Menon
1962 AD
judge, lawyer

George YeoGeorge Yeo
13 September 1954
Politician

Kong HeeKong Hee
23 August 1964
Pastor

Ong Teng CheongOng Teng Cheong
22 January 1936
Architect, Politician

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Jack NeoJack Neo
24 January 1960
film producer, film director, screenwriter, actor
Ng Eng HenNg Eng Hen
10 December 1958
Politician, Physician

Khoo Teck PuatKhoo Teck Puat
13 January 1917
Entrepreneur, Banker
Quek Leng ChanQuek Leng Chan
1941 AD
banker

S. RajaratnamS. Rajaratnam
25 February 1915
Journalist, Politician

Kwek Leng BengKwek Leng Beng
 
Tay Ping HuiTay Ping Hui
10 November 1970
Actor

Chee Soon JuanChee Soon Juan
20 July 1962
Neuropsychologist, Politician
Zillur RahmanZillur Rahman
09 March 1929
Former President of Bangladesh

Priscelia ChanPriscelia Chan
06 November 1978
Actor

Pritam SinghPritam Singh
02 August 1976
Politician, Lawyer

Calvin ChengCalvin Cheng
24 September 1975
 

Mas Selamat bin KastariMas Selamat bin Kastari
23 January 1961
 
David MarshallDavid Marshall
12 March 1908
diplomat, politician, lawyer

Stephanie SunStephanie Sun
23 July 1978