Lily is the founder of ExtraOrdinary Horizons (Deaf Singapore), a social enterprise that aims to bring about awareness and knowledge about the Deaf community to the rest of the world, and help Deaf to better integrate into mainstream society and to be accepted for who they are.
The lack of awareness about deafness in society and unequal treatment faced by persons with disability compelled her to start her own initiative. As a deaf person herself, she has made extraordinary efforts to dispel stereotypes against people with disability. She was propelled to national fame when she made it through two rounds of Season 1 of Singapore Idol. Since then, she continues to represent Singapore in various international and regional music festivals, writing music and teaching sign language.