SINGAPORE- They enjoyed a stable acting career in Singapore, but chose to seek ventures elsewhere in Asia.
Over the past year, MediaCorp actors such as Shaun Chen and rising star Andie Chen left in search of opportunities in Taiwan.
And they are not the first to do so.
Local "Ah Ge" (Mandarin for big brother) Christopher Lee took the lead when he signed with leading regional entertainment company Catwalk Production House in 2011 to expand his career beyond Singapore and Malaysia.
How have they fared so far? Here is our report card.
The local actor dropped not one, but two bombshells this week when he announced on Monday that he and Taiwan-born MediaCorp actress Kate Pang, 30, got married and are expecting a baby together after having dated secretly for more than a year.
The free-spirited 28-year-old is not in a rush to grab more roles and earn more money even though he will soon be a father. Pang is 10 weeks pregnant.
Chen moved to Taiwan in January and returned to Singapore for a period to play one of the leads in Channel 8 drama Disclosed.