Simonboy (Simon Khung)

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Simon Khung
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Born5 November 1987
Other namesSimonboy
ChildrenCaius Khung, Megan Khung

Simon Khung (born on 5 November 1987), better known as Simonboy, is a Singaporean influencer and funeral director.[1][2] As of May 2024, he has a following of over 195,300 users on TikTok, 58,900 on Instagram, and 80,000 on Facebook.[1][3]

Simon was previously a drug addict who served three jail terms at Changi Prison.[4] He has since turned over a new leaf and now raises awareness about substance abuse through content creation online.


Personal life & family

Simon Khung and his fiancé, Chloe Eong. Photo from Instagram.
Simon Khung and his fiancé, Chloe Eong. Photo from Instagram.

Simon Khung is currently engaged to his girlfriend of four years, Chloe Eong.[5] According to an interview with Mothership, Simon met her through a dating app in 2021. In 2023, the couple went viral online after Simon gifted her with a five-figure Rolex watch.[6][7] He often expresses his gratitude and love for his fiancé online, thanking her for her unwavering support over the years.[8] On 17 March 2024, the couple announced their engagement via a joint Instagram post. Simon had proposed to Chloe in the middle of a walk organized for senior citizens.[9]

Subsequently, on 26 March, Simon revealed that his wedding would be held in July 2024.[10]

“[In Mandarin] This is the time for us to create a future together…I hope that no matter what, we will accompany each other on the rest of this journey…Also, thank you for all the trust and support you have given me thus far…I will continue to work hard and will not disappoint you…”[9]

Simon Khung was born and raised in Singapore and has an older brother. While his father passed away in 2013, his mother seems to have remarried. According to Simon, he often borrowed money from his mother to buy drugs. However, despite his offences, she never gave up on him and remained a steadfast pillar of support throughout his recovery.[11]

“My mum didn't give up on me throughout my whole journey. Since young, she doted on me. Even when I became rebellious and violent and took drugs, she was still encouraging and always asking how she could help me.”[11]

Simon posing with his son, Caius (left) and his late daughter, Megan (right). Photos from Instagram.
Simon posing with his son, Caius (left) and his late daughter, Megan (right). Photos from Instagram.

Simon has a son, Caius from the first of his two divorces.[12] Occasionally, Caius guest-stars on his father’s skits and sponsored posts. Simon also had a four-year-old daughter named Megan.[13]

The death of his daughter Megan Khung

Megan Khung Yu Wai was a 4-year-old girl who was born on 4 October 2015 and was found to be murdered in February of 2020. She was allegedly murdered by her mother Foo Li Ping, 24, and Foo's boyfriend Wong Shi Xiang, 33, in February 2022 at their home in Suites@Guillemard condominium in Singapore.[14]


After his release from prison, Simon Khung decided to turn over a new lead and started a clothing brand, a production company, and a popular TikTok account with over 171,000 followers.

Kenwa Orenji (2024 to Present)

Simon Khung with Ah Boys to Men actor, Noah Yap at the soft-launch event for Kenwa Orenji. Photo from Instagram.
Simon Khung with Ah Boys to Men actor Noah Yap at the soft-launch event for Kenwa Orenji. Photo from Instagram.

On 20 January 2024, Simon launched an Omakase restaurant with business partners, Kit Hong Seng and Kenny Thum. As someone who enjoys the Omakase experience, he was eager to embark on this business venture with his fellow co-founders.[15]

Simon Khung with Ah Boys to Men actor, Noah Yap at the soft-launch event for Kenwa Orenji. Photo from Instagram.

Acting (2023 to Present)

Following the success of his TikTok reels advertisement for the hawker stall, Heng Heng Herbal Soup, Simon was offered acting roles by three local directors.[16] In fact, Simon made his acting debut on Jack Neo’s 2023 film, “The King of Musang King”. Subsequently, he also starred in director Kelvin Sng’s 2024 Chinese New Year movie, “King of Hawkers”.[16]

Peace Street Productions (2023 to Present)

Simon Khung with the members of Peace Street Productions. Photo from Instagram.
Simon Khung with the members of Peace Street Productions. Photo from Instagram.

In September 2023, Simon launched a marketing and production company by the name of Peace Street Productions.[17] On top of being the CEO and talent of the company, he also took on directing, which he has developed a passion for.[18]

24 Filial Funeral Services (2023 to Present)

On December 30, 2023, Simon Khung announced that he would be opening 24 Fillial Funeral Services, a round-the-clock funeral parlour.[2] He is also joined by his business partners Alicia and Jackie. Together, they aim to offer a diverse range of wake packages, including burial and post-funeral services.[2]

Simon mentions that this venture is extremely meaningful and that he would take each and every case with all [his] heart professionally”.

“I see it as a God’s opportunity to do something that actually mean SOMETHING! So when this came to me, I took it without a 2nd thought. Other than picturing it to be meaningful, I also have to mentally prepare myself to accept people’s passing daily. Lives that involved the elderly.. as well as the really young ones.”[19]

Chance Apparels (2022 to Present)

Simon started his clothing brand, Chance Apparels back in 2022.[20] Tapping into his personal experiences with overcoming substance abuse, Simon channels it into many of his designs, hoping to inspire others with similar backgrounds. As of December 2023, Change Apparels has since come up with a total of 5 collections.

Bluebird News (2022 to 2023)

Bluebird News or Bluebird Production was a content-creation duo that was made up of Simon Khung and fellow influencer, Luke Chan. In 2022, the pair, who were good friends, began teaming up to create content across Instagram, TikTok, Facebook and YouTube.[21] The Bluebird social media accounts quickly rose in popularity, including relatable comedic skits, podcasts, and local news.

However, the two decided to part ways and put an end to their venture in 2023.[22] Simon had expressed that he wanted to explore other long-term career opportunities, which Luke was supportive of.[23]

“But after journeying a few months…I kept on exploring because I really needed to monetize, because this is my full-time career. So I explored Hokkien skits and Chinese videos, and it worked for me…I shared openly with Luke why I decided to leave Bluebird first…I really need to take care of this rice bowl because my mom is old.”[23]

Advocacy for drug-abuse

Over the years, Simon Khung has been extremely open about his 16 years of drug abuse. Not only did he serve three jail terms from between 2015 and 2019, but he also went through two divorces and a failed suicide attempt.[24] At his lowest point, Simon had tried to drink bleach to commit suicide but said that he survived, which motivated him to turn over a new leaf for good.[16]

To come clean, he admitted himself to a halfway house and underwent rehab for two years.[23] Over time, he has continued to advocate for anti-drug campaigns and raise awareness about the damaging effects drugs have on families. Simon has also since become a Peer Leader under the Singapore Anti Narcotic Association, where he shares his experiences with substance abuse at the Association’s educational talks.[25]

Newsworthy incidents

Bought a 5-figure Rolex watch for his girlfriend (2023)

On 20 November 2023, Simon Khung posted a photo of his then-girlfriend, Chloe who sported a diamond Rolex on her wrist.[6] The luxurious gift wowed netizens right away, many of whom congratulated her in the comments. In the caption, he expressed his gratitude for her supporting him through thick and thin, saying that she would always “own half of” whatever he had. Simon often shares that it was her belief in him that helped him establish a stable career in social media.

“When I met her, everybody knows, I was riding my bicycle doing food delivery. I only had S$50 in my bank, [but] she stuck with me. She’s working a very normal job, like normal salary, and she trusted in me,”.[23]

Tree-planting event by SANA (2023)

On 20 January 2020, Simon was featured in a Straits Times article on a tree-planting event that was held by the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA).[26] Speaking with The Straits Time, he shares that in the future, he hopes to “be able to see the tree growing, and see the rewards of the hard work, effort, and feel a sense of contentment”; drawing a parallel to his life and experiences.[26]

Daughter murdered by ex-wife (2020)

Divorced over disagreements about daughter’s custody

Simon’s late daughter, Megan Khung was born on 4 October 2015. When she was approximately 18 months old, Simon and his then-wife Foo Li Ping divorced due to disagreements over who their daughter should stay permanently with.[14] Foo was insistent on taking custody of her daughter, to which Simon’s family conceded eventually. Subsequently, Foo moved in with her family, breaking off contact with Khung’s family and not letting them visit Megan.[14]

Ex-wife and boyfriend arrested as suspects

In 2020, Foo’s mother contacted the Khungs to inform them that the family had not spoken to Foo since September 2019, raising suspicions over Megan’s safety.[19] On 20 June 2020, the Khung family filed a missing person’s report for Megan.[14]

She was later declared dead by the police and three suspects were arrested for the murder of Megan Khung. Among them were the mother, Foo Li Ping and her boyfriend Wong Shi Xiang.[14] It was reported that the couple’s accomplice, a friend by the name of Nouvelle Chua Ruoshi was also involved in the disposal of Megan’s corpse.[14] The body was brought to Paya Ubi Industrial Park, where it was left to burn in a barrel.[14]

Khung family extremely devastated by the incident

Simon’s family, particularly his older brother and mother were struck with grief and despair after the incident.[14] To this day, Simon dedicates an Instagram post to his late daughter on her birthday each year.[13]

References / Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 simonboyyyyyyy. “simonboyyyyyyy”. Instagram. November 5, 2022. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Kow, Zi Shan. “TikToker Simonboy opens funeral parlour with 2 other co-founders”. December 30, 2023. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  3. Simonboy. “simonboyyyyyyy”. TikTok. n.d. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  4. Yee, Jonathan. “2 S’poreans Break Free From Years Of Drug Addiction, They’re Now Business Partners & Bros For Life”. MustShareNews. August 7, 2022. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  5. simonboyyyyyyy. “She said Yes!!! 💍 @simongirlllllll GUYS, WE ARE OFFICIALLY ENGAGED!Thank you @papazaosg & @jackneock for allowing me to do my proposal over there to celebrate this joy with all the elderly! 老朋友趴趴走!Special thanks to @joe.holla for liaising this & @yutakiong + @hoh_colin for the cute cute dance for my fiancé and myself!We love it!And of course @mayiduosg & @tommynbcb for coming to support me and just being there is really amazing.Love the both of you 🫶🏻❤️P/S: Mayiduo is sick some more..Bro, I promise you if you marry again I’ll also be there to support you next time.Not to forget my family for preparing the banner & waiting for hours hiding behind the tree so Simongirl won’t see them!@ronaldtannnn @erischennnn @tzwa.x @panghuuuuuuuuuuu @kristin.1890And Simongirl’s best friend @jjjael and younger sister for holding up the banner!Also the crew @wils0nlim @albertpaksg @phyllischiun for recording this special moment down for me..Appreciate it lots..Lastly to my Fiancé @simongirlllllll现在是我们一起去创造未来的时候..我希望接下来的路,不管做什么,我们都会有彼此的陪伴..也谢谢你的信任和这一路以来的支持..我会继续努力,不会让你失望..I love you, and I’ll always do.The Proposal 💍: @lovelotsdiamond#yesido #boysimongirl #teamsimongirl #teamsimonboy”. Instagram. March 17, 2024. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Lim, Ainslyn. “Simonboy Gives His Girlfriend A Diamond Rolex To Thank Her For Staying By Him Through Thick & Thin”. 8days. November 21, 2023. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  7. Koay, Andrew. “Firsthand: TikToker Simonboy reflects on year of hawker dates before he could buy girlfriend a Rolex”. December 3, 2023. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  8. Yuam, Valerie. “Simonboy Buys Diamond Rolex For Girlfriend, Thanks Her For Staying Through Tough Times”. MustShareNews. November 22, 2023. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Lee, Jeremy. “S’pore influencer Simonboy announces he’s engaged, proposed during seniors’ walk in Pasir Ris”. MustShareNews. March 17, 2024. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  10. simonboyyyyyyy. “I must have loved you since hundreds of years ago. 我肯定在几百年前就说过爱你. @simongirlllllll We announce our wedding will be in July 2024. ❤️“So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” -Matthew 19:6Gown: @Alisha LaceKua: @orientalweddings.sgMake-Up: @eunice_hee1313 @candiseteemakeupPhotographer: @rhapsody.sg_Videographer: @wils0nlimWedding Band: @topgoldshopsgFriend: @jayynneee@accusefive 我要来你们的演唱会了!!!22nd June 2024 in Singapore 🇸🇬#boysimongirlwedding #teamsimongirl #teamsimonboy”. Instagram. March 26, 2024. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Danisyah, Dinah. “From halfway house to TikTok – Simonboy credits transformation to mum, girlfriend, fans”. The New Paper. December 5, 2023. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  12. simonboyyyyyyy. “2023 has come to an end. 👑 Just want to tell all my loved ones thank you so much for staying with me & supporting me all these while.Especially my gf @simongirlllllll & my family..Without them, I can never be who I am today..So, thank you baby for helping me to build my career..Endure a little while with me in 2024 & we will wait for the harvest together soon.. ❤️I also want to take this opportunity to tell my son Caius that I love him very much.Sorry daddy wasn’t a good & responsible one in the past, but from now on I will do my best to make it up to you if given the opportunity..& to all my close friends..I love all of you..Thank you guys for being a bad influence to me that’s why I becoming from bad to worse. 😨🤣Instagram can only post up to 10 pictures..So there’s plenty more I didn’t get a chance to mention..You guys are not forgotten..To 2024,I just want to tell you you standby and wait for me.I’ll grind so hard until 2025(onwards) will be afraid of me.Signing out of 2023,Peace Street.. Simonboy ❤️. #teamsimonboy”. Instagram. December 31, 2023. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  13. 13.0 13.1 simonboyyyyyyy. "happy 7th birthday bacon! 🎉🎂 爸爸miss you.. & 爸爸love you..but 爸爸know you’re celebrating with Jesus right you must remember to come find 爸爸 in the dream after your celebration ok!I love you Megan. ❤️#baconmegan". Instagram. October 4, 2022. Accessed 28 June 2024.
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  15. simonboyyyyyyy. “We announce the opening of @kenwaorenji Omakase Restaurant. To be honest, I’m very blessed and humble to be doing this business with a few partners @toughmankit & especially @kenny.9119 who rope me into this.I’ve always love Omakase & when he shares the idea with me..I’m thinking why not?So here we are putting Kenwa Orenji together for you guys.Hoping to serve you all with good food in our restaurant.& special thanks to all my friends who came down for our Soft Launch to support us.It means a lot to me.I will also continue to fight hard and hustle till the end..All glory to God ❤️.Booking: +65 88985718www.kenwaorenji.com5 Mohamed Sultan Road S239014. #teamsimonboy”. Instagram. January 20, 2024. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Oh, Ethan. “Ex-Drug Addict Turned Influencer Simonboy Turns Life Around, Invited To Star In 3 Movies”. MustShareNews. November 1, 2023. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  17. “Sorry for the long wait, but we are coming now.. Follow for upcoming videos.. 📹: @nikoholik #teamsimonboy #peacestreetproductions”. Instagram. September 9, 2023. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  18. “A day in production life.. Never knew i will have this passion of directing. Hope to achieve more goals in the upcoming days.. 🎥: @wils0nlim @phyllischiun #peacestreetproductions #teamsimonboy”. Instagram. April 4, 2024. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  19. simonboyyyyyyy. “I announce the start of 24 Filial Funeral Services 二十四孝 殡仪服务. 🕊️❤️ @24filialfuneral is Co-Founded by Jackie, Alicia & myself.. First of all, the reason why we wanted to start this is because it is a very meaningful job. To me, this kind of job is not as if we want to do it then we will get to do it.. But rather, I see it as a God’s opportunity to do something that actually mean SOMETHING! So when this came to me, I took it without a 2nd thought. Other than picturing it to be meaningful, I also have to mentally prepare myself to accept people’s passing daily.. Lives that involved the elderly.. as well as the really young ones. Therefore, it is my promise to God that I will take each and every case with all my heart professionally. I’m also very grateful to be blessed with my Co-Founders @aliciajackie & @jackiehjc as well as our entire team who work day & night to put this whole thing up. I tell you guys honestly, it’s really not easy.. But we will give our very best & do whatever we can to cater to our client’s needs for their Loved Ones. I proudly announce the start of this company @24filialfuneral 24 Filial Funeral Services. 🕊️ 二十四孝 殡仪服务. ☘️ +65 82893000 Honouring life’s journey, lasting memories forever.. ❤️ #teamsimonboy”. Instagram. December 30, 2023. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  20. simonboyyyyyyy. “@chanceapparels Chance - “a possibility of something happening.” ‘A New Beginning’1st series Oversized T’s.Estimated Launch Date 10th May 2022.Stay Tuned guys! ❤️#chancebysimonboy #teamsimonboy”. Instagram. April 29, 2022. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  21. thebluebirdbros. “Bluebird Productions”. Instagram. n.d. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  22. lukeyychan8. “Farewell Bluebird , we enjoyed every moment we shared. Even tho it breaks our heart that we have to part ways , we are still nevertheless grateful for all your support you have given us❤️ “This is both our departure, but never you and I. We have came a long way coming from both 0. And just like our promise to each other since the start.. No matter what, we are always Brothers. I love you Lukey Champ.. Always. ❤️” - Simon“Thank you for everything my brother , tho we start this baby up from 0 , and hustling our side jobs back then to support ourselves , i enjoyed every moment doing it with you , 0 regrets. Now we move on with our journey , but we will never move on from this brotherhood we shared simon, love you always bro , this promise will never die ❤️” -Lukey Thank you guys for everything , please continue to support us as we do whats best for you guys 😆❤️😭”. Instagram. June 9, 2023. Accessed 21 May 2024.
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  24. Lim, Ainslyn. “‘I Downloaded All The Dating Apps’: Ex-Convict-Turned-TikTok Star Simonboy On The First Thing He Did After His 2-Year Stay At A Halfway House”. 8days. October 18, 2023. Accessed 28 June 2024.
  25. simonboyyyyyyy. “Happy birthday to you Megan.. ❤️ Some of the people might have forgotten about you but not papa.I’ve been anticipating for your birthday and I don’t even know why.I guess it’s the memory that I left of yours..The times when I rock you to sleep and you would be looking at me smiling cheekily.And the rest of the times is when I was neglecting you because I was so addicted to drugs and lost the opportunity to spend my quality time with you.There’s not a single day that I am not regretful about losing you.But it is also the motivation that I want to be better each day.Every single achievement that I’ve made in my last 2 years, never once did I not tell myself “I’ve done my daughter proud.”I know that time can never turn back, that is why I make full good use of everything I have today to make tomorrow even Papa is a Peer Leader of Singapore Anti Narcotic Association & a Prison Volunteer..I’m doing whatever I can to advocate against Drug Use hoping that there won’t be another person that has to go through the things that you & I had to go through.Today I also own a production house and a merch and I’m taking care of Popo well.I just want to tell you Papa is doing well and you don’t have to worry about me..I will also keep up to the 1 promise that I’ve made to you.Now go, and have fun with Jesus..See you again my darling.Papa love you. ❤️ #baconmegan”. Instagram. October 4, 2023. Accessed 21 May 2024.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Koh, Sarah. “Sana tree-planting day: How former self-professed ‘menace to society’ finally said ‘no’ to drugs”. The Straits Times. January 20, 2023. Accessed 21 May 2024.