A chemical-process-engineer-turned-actor, Syaiful made a dramatic change from his past education and went on to graduate from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre Arts.
In addition to his four-years of training as an actor in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, he pursued movement training professionally with theatre companies.
Having had the privilege of practising his art through his training and on a professional level, it is evident that Syaiful takes his learning processes seriously and regards his craft with utmost importance.
He diligently practises what he is learning, while simultaneously learning to unlearn every familiar practice by trusting his capabilities. This approach pushes him further to explore and discover different types of art forms and techniques, in the search to create his own processes, as well as his own craft as an artist.
Going further, Syaiful believes that the MFA (Voice) will enhance every aspect of this process – placing and connecting everything into one: mind, body and voice.