Joins television singing competition Talentime but does not get past auditions
Joins club band Raw Energy as singer, performing at now defunct Orchard Road nightspot Devil's Bar
Wins the second edition of reality singing show Singapore Idol, garnering 70 per cent of around one million SMS votes from the public. He then releases a self-titled debut album, which sells over 10,000 copies in just four days and eventually achieves platinum status.
Wins the inaugural, and only, edition of Asian Idol in Jakarta, beating singers from countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines
Sings National Day Parade (NDP) theme song, Shine For Singapore, with singer Joi Chua. In the same year, he makes his acting debut in Sense Of Home, a local television drama, in which he plays a Singaporean who has been living in Budapest, Hungary
He co-hosts and mentors the contestants in the third season of Singapore Idol. As a goodwill ambassador for Mercy Relief, he helps to distribute supplies to earthquake victims in Indonesia. He also releases his second album, Sang Penyanyi (The Singer), which contains Angkasa (Space), a song that stays at the top of the charts of local Malay radio Ria FM 89.7 for 29 weeks
Finishes as the biggest winner at regional Malay music awards show Anugerah Planet Muzik (APM) 2011, bagging three prizes including Most Popular Regional Song for Angkasa. He also releases a joint album with first Singapore Idol winner Taufik Batisah titled Kenangan Di Hari Raya (Memories Of Hari Raya) and makes his stage musical debut by playing the lead in Aladdin, Wild Rice's annual Christmas pantomime.
His single Ku Tetap Kan Menunggu (I Will Always Wait), wins Most Popular Singapore Song and Most Popular Regional Song at APM. He releases his last single, Betapa Berat Cintaku (How Heavy My Love Is).
He leaves the entertainment industry and forms FRHM Youth, which organises religious classes and sports activities for youth.
He marries Malaysian Ms Nurjannah Nur Wahid in Johor and holds a wedding reception there attended by 2,000 guests.
He starts an F&B business, Tempting Trading, selling snacks like 'tempe ikan bilis sambal' (spicy fermented soybean and anchovies) and drinks like milky beverage 'air katira'. However, the company licence is cancelled after its business registration is not renewed in May.