Born on 8 August 1963 in Malaysia, since his birth, Chong Keow-Leong's hands are misshapen. So she cannot fulfil any tasks with them. For this reason, she started to draw and paint with her mouth at a very early age. As an autodidact, she successfully developed great painting skills. In the course of all these years, she developed her technique and expressiveness to such an extent that she is a professional artist in every way. At the age of twenty-five, Chong Keow-Leong was granted a stipend by the association.