Popularly known as IP Man from the film franchise Ah Boys to Men, Yap is also known for his YouTube vlogging content. In 2016, he was sentenced to nine months in a Singapore Armed Forces detention center for drug use.
His entertainment career got kickstarted in 2012 when he appeared in the first Ah Boys to Men film and started his YouTube channel.
He received an enlistment letter from the Singaporean army in 2014.
His parents supported his decision to drop out of school to pursue a career in entertainment.
He was cast alongside Joshua Tan in the Ah Boys to Men film franchise.