There’s plenty of reason to party! In addition to the annual National Day Parade extravaganza and NS50 commemorating the fifth decade of national service, the Singapore Night Festival turns 10 while a brand-new Civic District Outdoor Festival makes its debut!
By JO TAN
A generally good student and president of the gardening society, Leong left the conventional path of education after failing his ‘O’ Level Chinese exams four times.
Shortly after Leong started working in theatre, playwright Haresh Sharma wrote the comedy Talk especially for him. Leong later catapulted into the public eye playing Sponge on popular Singapore sitcom, Under One Roof.
A fluent French speaker, he was conferred the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters) in 2010 by the French government for his achievements in the arts.