Xinde Yap

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Xinde Yap
Xinde Yap Profile.png
Born8 November 1995
Alma materTemasek Polytechnic
Spouse(s)Paix (m. 2020)
ChildrenBree Yap (b. 2020)

Xinde Yap (born 8 November 1995) is a Singaporean influencer managed by Dee Kosh (Darryl Koshy). He is also the co-owner of Chug Chug SG, a gastro bar established in 2017. As of June 2020, he has over 74,000 followers on Instagram.

Background[edit | edit source]

Early life & family[edit | edit source]

Xinde's parents own a food and beverage business that manages the Jing Long Seafood Restaurant and four other zi char outlets (food stalls that sell rice and a variety of dishes) in Singapore.[1][2] He has three sisters.[3]

Education[edit | edit source]

Xinde went to Temasek Polytechnic where he studied marketing.[4][5]

Personal life[edit | edit source]

Marriage & child[edit | edit source]

Xinde and his wife (who is known as Paix on Instagram) were married on 13 January 2020.[6][7] Xinde shared that they first met while he was managing the Chug Chug outlet at Tanjong Pagar.[8] The couple held their wedding ceremony at the Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa.[9][10] Their daughter, Bree, was born on 2 May 2020.[11][12][13]

Business[edit | edit source]

As the Director of Chug Chug SG, Xinde manages the daily operations of the business which includes preparing orders in the kitchen.[14] He also develops the menus.[15] As of 2020, Chug Chug has two outlets at Tanjong Pagar and Paya Lebar Quarter 3 (PLQ3) that offer different menus. While the Tanjong Pagar outlet specialises in Chinese-Western fusion cuisine, the Paya Lebar outlet has a Korean-Japanese food menu.[16]

The storefront Chug Chug's Tanjong Pagar outlet.

Chug Chug SG - Co-owner & Director (2017 - present day)[edit | edit source]

Xinde delved into the food and beverage industry after completing his national service in May 2017. In an interview with Vulcan Post, he revealed that setting up the business had cost him S$200,000.[17] With the financial support of his business partners (one of whom is his sister) and his parents, Xinde opened Chug Chug's first outlet at Tanjong Pagar in November 2017.[18][19] In November 2019, Chug Chug opened its second outlet at PLQ3.[20][21][22]

YouTube[edit | edit source]

As of 2020, Xinde is one of the talents managed by Dee Kosh.

Dee Kosh - Talent (2016 - present day)[edit | edit source]

Xinde pictured in the thumbnail of a 2017 video on the Dee Kosh YouTube channel.

In a video published on 17 January 2020, Xinde refers to Dee Kosh as his "social media father".[23] His first video with Dee Kosh titled ‘Things Bros NEVER Do’ was uploaded on 15 January 2016.[24] Alongside Ben Tang, Xinde has been with the Dee Kosh channel the longest. The following is a list of some of his notable appearances over the years.

Year Video title Refs.
2020 ANOTHER Influencer Wedding Video (XINDE IS MARRIED!!!) Video link
2019 STRIP DON'T LAUGH CHALLENGE Video link
2018 The Truth About Dee Kosh Video link
2017 Why I am BREAKING UP with my Singaporean Girlfriend Video link
That CB Friend Video link
2016 Sarcastic Singlish Video link

Guest features[edit | edit source]

Xinde has also been a featured actor on YouTube channels such as Ryan Sylvia (Night Owl Cinematics) and the JianHao Tan. He was a minor character in JianHao Tan's T1T5 series, having appeared in two videos.[25]

Year Channel Video title Refs.
2019 JianHao Tan 16 Types of Students on Picture Day Video link
2018 12 Types of Students Before Exams Video link
Ryan Sylvia Singapore's Next Big Model Video link
2016 Savour.love My Snack Machine - All Episodes Video link

In 'Singapore's Next Big Model', Xinde played the character, Aaron - an outgoing and self-confident contestant.[26]

References/ Citations[edit | edit source]

  1. Chan, Melissa. “Not Just Another ‘Influencer’ - This S’porean Followed In His Family’s Footsteps To Run A Gastrobar”. Vulcan Post. December 12, 2017. Accessed on 4 June 2020.
  2. Chug Chug – Youthful Bistro Known For King Prawn Tomyum Pasta. 25% OFF Islandwide Delivery (For 1st Time User)”. DanielFoodDiary. April 11, 2020. Accessed on 4 June 2020.
  3. Dee Kosh. "Assumption : WE ARE GAY". YouTube. April 12, 2019. Accessed on 15 June 2020.
  4. 'Strike a pose with TIN Digital Artiste Yap Xinde". The Influencer Media. July 1, 2014. Accessed on 9 June 2020.
  5. Xinde Yap. “About”. Facebook. Accessed on 4 June 2020.
  6. Dee Kosh. “GUESS WHO’S GETTING MARRIED!!!”. YouTube. November 10, 2020. Accessed on 31 May 2020.
  7. xindeyap. Instagram. November 10, 2019. Accessed on 31 May 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4r3q0vBLfb/?igshid=by1lmmrjbiwf
  8. xindeyap. Instagram. January 15, 2020. Accessed on 31 May 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/B7V5VyIhtQF/?igshid=pr7d1ciq20wb
  9. Dee Kosh. “ANOTHER Influencer Wedding Video (XINDE IS MARRIED!!!)”. YouTube. January 17, 2020. Accessed on 1 June 2020.
  10. freya films. “Xinde & Paix”. YouTube. April 20, 2020. Accessed on 1 June 2020.
  11. xindeyap. Instagram. November 13, 2019. Accessed on 31 May 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/B4zVriWBV2i/?igshid=hf4mw6b0dzg3
  12. Dee Kosh. “Xinde’s BABY REVEAL!!!”. YouTube. May 22, 2020. Accessed on 1 June 2020.
  13. xindeyap. Instagram. May 2, 2020. Accessed on 1 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/B_qyVxpBWcp/?igshid=1uwlxy882z9wa
  14. Leng, Vera. "Chug Chug: Tom Yum Pasta, Specialty Beer At Tanjong Pagar + Exclusive Interview With Xinde Yap". Seth Lui. June 11, 2018. Accessed on 9 June 2020.
  15. Chan, Melissa. “Not Just Another ‘Influencer’ - This S’porean Followed In His Family’s Footsteps To Run A Gastrobar”. Vulcan Post. December 12, 2017. Accessed on 4 June 2020.
  16. Menu”. Chug Chug SG. Accessed on 4 June 2020.
  17. Chan, Melissa. “Not Just Another ‘Influencer’ - This S’porean Followed In His Family’s Footsteps To Run A Gastrobar”. Vulcan Post. December 12, 2017. Accessed on 4 June 2020.
  18. chugchugsg. Instagram. October 29, 2018. Accessed on 4 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/BphFxjhBW7J/?igshid=1mpgtsjzefv81
  19. xindeyap. Instagram. October 19, 2017. Accessed on 4 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/BabcHs5g9Dq/?igshid=xak5wmsqtosh
  20. chugchugsg. Instagram. December 7, 2019. Accessed on 4 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/B5xWfO4Hkvm/?igshid=1dzq69oalxyiy
  21. Chug Chug SG. Instagram. December 27, 2019. Accessed on 9 June 2020. Retrieved from: https://www.instagram.com/p/B6kJz8Hnkh3/
  22. "Chug Chug at Paya Lebar Quarter". The Ordinary Patrons. Accessed on 9 June 2020.
  23. Dee Kosh. “ANOTHER Influencer Wedding Video (XINDE IS MARRIED!!!)”. YouTube. January 17, 2020. Accessed on 1 June 2020.
  24. Dee Kosh. “Things Bros NEVER Do”. YouTube. January 15, 2016. Accessed on 4 June 2020.
  25. JianHao Tan. “12 Types of Students Before Exams”. YouTube. October 7, 2018. Accessed on 4 June 2020.
  26. Ryan Sylvia. “Singapore’s Next Big Model”. YouTube. April 15, 2018. Accessed on 4 June 2020.