Singapore is a cultural hotspot; it has seamlessly weaved different cultures, ethnic groups, languages, festivities into one vibrant fabric. The country of Lions enjoys a great geographic location and has recently witnessed an economic boom. Singapore is one of the “top 10 holiday destinations” of the world; it is an active trading hub and it also has on-shore campuses some of the best universities and colleges in the world. This island country provides sufficient development and enrichment opportunities to all its inhabitants.
The top 10 names in Singapore are:
1. Robert Ng Chee Siong:
Ng Robert is the chairman of Sino Land Co. and has a net worth of $ 10.6 billion. He is one of the Singapore’s richest and has even been listed among the top 30 richest people in the world by Forbes. It is said that every 1 out of 6 homes in Singapore has been built by Far East Organization, which is owned by his family. After developing over 700 malls, condos and hotels, the billionaire wishes to venture into first tier cities of China.
2. Chin Han:
Chin Han Ng has been listed as Asia’s 25 greatest actors of all time by CNNGo. The actor worked alongside many renowned actors like India’s Amitabh Bachan, Hong Kong’s Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Japan’s Toshiro Mifune and many others. Within a span of merely 20 years, he has spanned the theatre, television and film industry.
3. Jackson Rathbone:
Born in Singapore to Randee and Monroe Rathbone on December 21, 1984, Jackson Rathbone recently shot to fame for his role of a vampire as “Jasper Hail” in the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn.
KF Seetoh is most commonly known as the “The god of Hawker Food”. Seetoh started as a photojournalist in 1980, and he transformed food from a bare essential to an elegant art form. He has also received a special recognition of being the “True Singaporean food Ambassador from the government.” Even today his annual Makansutra is like bible for foodies.
5. Fandi Ahmad:
Fandi Ahmad is a famous soccer player from Singapore. He was the first Singaporean to play in Europe; he made his mark by scoring 10 goals in the Dutch Football League during the 1983 European Championships.
6. Lincoln Chang:
Lincoln Chang is the man behind the successful nightclub chain “Zouk”. Zouk is one of the top clubs, which has been a welcomed a few generations of clubbers and many renowned DJ’s. After 19 years of thriving in the industry, Zouk has become a brand name, which wishes to spread its wings abroad.
7. Tan Howe Liang:
Tan Howe Liang is a former Olympic Champion, who achieved a Silver Medal for weightlifting in 1960 Olympic Games at Rome.
8. Cheong Koon Hean:
Cheong Koon Hean is a hotspot planner who transformed the face of Marina Bay, once known as a sleepy southern tip of Singapore. Today, Marina Bay has become a megawatt city that never sleeps.
9. Ong Couple:
Ong Beng Seng and Christina Ong are one of the wealthiest couples in Singapore, with a net worth of $1.6 million. The couple own diversified assets including Hotel Properties Ltd, NSL and club 21 etc.
10. Eduardo Saverin:
Eduardo Saverin is best known for his stint as the co-founder of Facebook, the world’s leading social networking site. He is also the founder of Qwiki and Jumio.