Top 10 Singapore Celebs From 10 Years Ago And Where They Are Now


Looking better than ever

1. Benedict Goh, 46, chief client officer of interior design firm Fide Living and supplier of customised skincare for clinics

Best known for: Hosting TV game show The Pyramid Game (1995 – 1997)

Benedict Goh has clearly found the elixir of youth because this guy does not age.

At 45, he can easily pass for someone a decade younger – his boyish good looks reminiscent of that same TV host who charmed audiences on game show The Pyramid Game all those years ago.

He is immediately shy when you point this out.

He is currently single, but was married to an air stewardess for six years before they split in 2009. He declines to divulge more information, but says he has no regrets in his life.

For the past 10 years, he has been representing various Swiss skincare brands and customising them for doctors and plastic surgeons to use at their practices here.

Besides hosting programmes, he also played a number of major roles on Channel 8 dramas – and that was what he found tough to handle.

After he left the industry as a full-time artist, he continued to take on the occasional acting gig.


Too busy to act

2. Zack Zainal, 49, divisional vice-president of group security at Emirates Airlines


Former television hunk Zack Zainal, who was a police officer in Triple Nine (left), still has a heart for acting.

Best known for: Hosting Malay Talentime for six seasons (1989 – 1995) and for acting in dramas such as Channel 5’s Triple Nine (1996) and Dreamers (1998)

Zack Zainal still gets love from female fans – but only those of a certain age group. He says with a chuckle:

At the height of his popularity in the 1990s, the former Manhunt 1989 champion was active on the acting and hosting fronts, winning fans with his wholesome good looks and easy charisma.

Effectively bilingual in Malay and English, he was also one of a handful of Malay stars at the time who made headway as a crossover star into Channel 5.

On top of that, he had a day job as a police officer, joining the force after graduating from the National University of Singapore with a degree in history and geography. “The Commissioner of Police gave me a special dispensation to continue my involvement in the performing arts in my free time,” he recalls.

Since 2003, he has been working for Emirates Airlines in Dubai, where he is now the divisional vice-president of group security.

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