Shawn Huang Wei Zhong
Shawn Huang Wei Zhong
|Member of Parliament|
for Jurong GRC
|Assumed office |
10 July 2020
|Preceded by||Desmond Lee (PAP)|
Ingkiriwang Shawn Wei Zhong
1982 (age 39–40)
|Political party||People's Action Party|
|Education||United States Air Force Academy (BS)|
|Branch/service||Republic of Singapore Air Force|
|Years of service||2000–2018|
Shawn Huang Wei Zhong Chinese: 黄伟中; pinyin: Huáng Wěizhōng; born 1982) is a Singaporean politician. A member of the governing People's Action Party (PAP), he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Jurong Spring division of Jurong GRC since 2020.(
Before entering politics, he is an F-16 fighter pilot in the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) between 2000 and 2018. He has also been a director at Tasek Jurong, a charity organisation, since 2014.
Early life and education
Huang's birth name was Ingkiriwang Shawn Wei Zhong. His great-grandfather, an Indonesian Chinese, had changed his original Chinese surname "Huang" to the Indonesian-sounding "Ingkiriwang". In 1989, Huang had a deed poll to change his Indonesian Chinese surname to the original "Huang". However, due to administrative confusion, Huang was still known as "Ingkiriwang" until as late as 2018 when he was the parade commander for Singapore's 53rd National Day Parade.
Huang joined the Republic of Singapore Air Force as a pilot trainee in 2001 and has over 1,000 flying hours on the CT4B, S211, A-4 Super Skyhawk and F-16 Fighting Falcon. He held several staff and operational appointments and was the Commanding Officer of the 140 Squadron. He continues to serve his National Service as a F-16 fighter pilot.
Huang was fielded for the 2020 general election as one of five candidates representing the People's Action Party (PAP) in Jurong GRC. On 11 July 2020, Huang was declared an elected Member of the 14th Parliament.
Huang has a daughter named Geraldine.
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