- Got her first big-screen role in Chronicle of Life (1995), which won her the Best Actress and Best Newcomer award at the Star Awards.
- Released her first album - Fanntasy in 1996 as a Mandopop singer and later repackaged with the title I Live Alone for the Taiwan market.
- Became the first local actor to be nominated for the Hong Kong Film Awards in 2000 for her role as Jane in the movie, The Truth About Jane and Sam (1999).
- First local artist to ever hold a solo concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in 2000.
- First Singaporean to join the Hollywood fame with the movie Shanghai Knights in 2003.
- Released her first comic pictorial book called Girl, Illustrated in 2005.