Famous Singaporean - Singaporean Celebrities

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.

Find out more about the greatest Singaporeans, including Jet Li, Kygo, Lee Kuan Yew, Lee Hsien Loong and Amos Yee.

The Most Famous Singaporean

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
JianHao TanJune 14, 1993SingaporeanJianHao Tan is a Singaporean YouTuber, actor, and radio personality
Adam KhooApril 8, 1974SingaporeanAdam Khoo is a Singaporean entrepreneur and writer who is recognized as one of the most vibrant and powerful motivational speakers in Asia.
Louis TherouxMay 20, 1970British, AmericanLouis Theroux is a British-American documentary filmmaker and broadcaster
Chuando TanMarch 3, 1966SingaporeanChuando Tan is a professional photographer and model from Singapore who recently became an internet sensation owing to his Instagram photos
KygoSeptember 11, 1991Norwegian, SingaporeanKygo is a Norwegian record producer, musician, and songwriter
Erika ThamDecember 15, 1999SingaporeanErika Tham is a Canadian actress, singer, and dancer
Ross ButlerMay 17, 1990American, SingaporeanRoss Butler is an American actor
Lee Kuan YewSeptember 16, 1923SingaporeanLee Kuan Yew was the first Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore
Amos YeeOctober 31, 1998SingaporeanAmos Yee is a Singaporean blogger, YouTuber personality and activist
Naomi NeoJanuary 25, 1996SingaporeanNaomi Neo is a famous Singaporean blogger, writer, YouTuber, and social media celebrity
Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux

Louis Theroux is a British-American documentary filmmaker and broadcaster

BritishMay 20, 1970338 views

Lee Hsien Loong

Lee Hsien Loong is the current Prime Minister of Singapore

J C Sum

J.C Sum is a Singaporean magician and illusion designer

Adam Khoo

Adam Khoo is a Singaporean entrepreneur and writer who is recognized as one of the most vibrant and powerful motivational speakers in Asia.

Tony Tan

Tony Tan Keng Yam is the current and seventh president of Singapore

Jet Li

Jet Li is a famous Chinese film actor who has acted in a number of Hollywood movies

SingaporeanApril 26, 1963121 views

Ross Butler

Ross Butler is an American actor

AmericanMay 17, 1990229 views

JianHao Tan

JianHao Tan is a Singaporean YouTuber, actor, and radio personality

SingaporeanJune 14, 19931,354 views

Erika Tham

Erika Tham is a Canadian actress, singer, and dancer

Chuando Tan

Chuando Tan is a professional photographer and model from Singapore who recently became an internet sensation owing to his Instagram photos