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List of famous writers from Singapore, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Singapore is home to many prolific writers, including those who write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, biographies and more. These are some of the best Singaporean writers that have ever lived, so if you're a native of Singapore and an aspiring writer then use this list as inspiration to achieve your own writing goals.

This list below has a variety of writers in it, from Choor Singh to Colin Goh.

This list answers the questions, "Who are popular Singaporean writers?" and "Which writers are from Singapore?"

You can click on the names of these renowned writers of Singapore in order to get more information about each one. Some of these historic writers may no longer be living in Singapore, but they're all of Singapore descent.

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Jet Li is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Jet Li age 54

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Leslie Charteris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Leslie Charteris Died at 86 (1907-1993)

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Eric Khoo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Eric Khoo age 52

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Jack Neo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Jack Neo age 61

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Ekachai Uekrongtham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore

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Haresh Sharma is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Haresh Sharma age 52

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Glen Goei is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Glen Goei age 55

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Catherine Lim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Catherine Lim age 75

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Lee Kuan Yew is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew age 94

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Theresa Poh Lin Chan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore

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Han Lao Da is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Han Lao Da age 70

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James Lee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
James Lee age 70

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Chua Lam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Chua Lam age 76

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Dennis Chew is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Dennis Chew age 44

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Anthony Chen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Anthony Chen age 33

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Chay Yew is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Chay Yew age 52

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Goh Sin Tub is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Goh Sin Tub Died at 77 (1927-2004)

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Hakym Noh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Hakym Noh age 25

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Kelvin Tan Wei Lian is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore

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Sinnathamby Rajaratnam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Sinnathamby Rajaratnam Died at 91 (1915-2006)

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Chee Soon Juan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore

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Michael Chiang is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore

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Arthur Yap is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Arthur Yap Died at 63 (1943-2006)

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Boo Junfeng is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Boo Junfeng age 34

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Chee Kong Cheah is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore

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Rohan Gunaratna is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Rohan Gunaratna age 56

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Kishore Mahbubani is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore

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Colin Goh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore

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Li Lin Wee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore

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Alfian Sa'at is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Alfian Sa'at age 40

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Charles Lim Yi Yong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Charles Lim Yi Yong

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Hwee Hwee Tan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Hwee Hwee Tan age 43

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Djinn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Djinn age 49

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Ken Kwek is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Ken Kwek age 38

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Philip Jeyaretnam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore

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Koh Buck Song is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Koh Buck Song age 54

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Goh Poh Seng is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Goh Poh Seng Died at 74 (1936-2010)

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Gopal Baratham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Gopal Baratham Died at 67 (1935-2002)

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Liang Wern Fook is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore

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Cyril Wong is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Cyril Wong age 40

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Neil Humphreys is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore

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Russell Lee is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore

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Kaz Cai is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore

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Ng Yi-Sheng is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Ng Yi-Sheng age 37

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Edwin Thumboo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Edwin Thumboo age 84

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Choor Singh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Choor Singh Died at 98 (1911-2009)

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Alvin Pang is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Alvin Pang age 45

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Suchen Christine Lim is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore

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Tan Swie Hian is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Tan Swie Hian age 74

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Boey Kim Cheng is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Writers from Singapore
Boey Kim Cheng age 52