Local actor Edwin Goh has left Mediacorp after 14 years.
In a surprise announcement via Instagram on Tuesday (5 December), the 29-year-old released a video of him turning in his work pass at the broadcasting station in Singapore, and spoke about what he’s been up to Australia.
Goh thanked Mediacorp for the “years of growth”, “experience and opportunities”, and for providing him “a space to grow up in”. His acting debut was in the 2009 drama Fighting Spiders when he was just 15.
Goh and his girlfriend Wan announced their move to Sydney in June and a month later, released a video about why they decided to move and what it takes to move there.
They said they had a "comfortable life" in Singapore but they "were not fully living".
"Singapore's fast-paced lifestyle really kind of burnt me out," said Wan then.
The duo are on work and holiday visas, which allow them to work legally for up to a year.
How Edwin Goh has tried to make money in Australia
Though Goh and Wan run a crochet business, they aren’t just relying on that as their source of income it seems.
They didn’t share what they were doing back in July, but in this latest video, Goh revealed that he’s tried working in retail, with clips of him behind the counter at various stores.
He said, “It’s exciting because though I’ve had a lot of onscreen occupations, I’ve never had a real life occupation other than acting and I’ve learnt a lot from it.”
Goh has also been auditioning for gigs and honing his craft at a performing arts school.
Apart from his girlfriend Wan, other local celebrities - like Cynthia Koh, Hong Ling, Zoe Tay and Rayson Tan - left supportive comments on his post.
American actor and host Bobby Tonelli also wrote, “Life is short. Make every moment count. Can tell you that your experiences at Mediacorp have given you an edge over many artistes abroad.”
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