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Five local TikTok accounts to keep you entertained

These TikTok accounts go beyond your typical dance videos!

Leow Sue Yu


Published: 24 May 2021, 12:47 PM

I first downloaded TikTok because of the utter boredom I felt during the circuit breaker last year. Through that confusing time, the app’s mix of entertaining and educational content kept me company. For those few minutes (or hours), I forgot that we were living in a raging pandemic.

With Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), or P2HA, in full swing, I’m positive many of us will be spending more time on this app. So if you are starting to get bored with the same old people on your For You page, here are five Singapore-based TikTok accounts to keep you entertained!

1. University tips with @Leejiaying_

To all polytechnic and junior college students, @leejiaying_ produces just the right kind of content to prepare you for your next stage of education. 

As an N-Level student who went to junior college and later became a business student from Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Lee Jia Ying is able to cover a range of perspectives regardless of the stage of education you are in.

She also produces a huge range of content on her account, including mini interviews with her friends from other university courses and study tips for students.

 

In her University Courses series, they discuss topics such as common misconceptions and future prospects. PHOTO CREDIT: TIKTOK/@LEEJIAYING_

 

Even a fourth year NTU student like myself learns new things from her. For example, I never knew that NTU has a Fishing co-curricular activity, or that we have a Traditional Chinese Medicine center!

2. Working out with @Phone_Physique

Do you remember all the Instagram stories you saw of Chloe Ting’s home workouts during circuit breaker last year? With the closure of gyms and fitness studios during P2HA, more people will be revisiting home workouts again.

This is where @phone_physique comes in useful. Think of him as your friendly online personal trainer. In his videos, Phone teaches you how to maximise your workouts with exercise tips and ways to correct your form to prevent injuries. 

 

Phone conveys his knowledge on fitness and nutrition in short skits. PHOTO CREDIT: TIKTOK/@PHONE_PHYSIQUE

 

Some of us may exercise to lose weight and Phone is here to help with his ongoing “Debunking Fat Loss Myths” series where he corrects common misconceptions using his knowledge on nutrition and fitness.

The best part? He offers monthly Zoom workouts for free too.

3. Watching films with @Sinema.SG

You don’t need to attend film school to know how to enjoy a good movie when you’ve got @Sinema.SG!

Sinema.SG is a local film news portal that covers all things film, including reviews, interviews and feature stories.

One of their most popular videos is a listicle that highlights the top five highest grossing Singapore films. Can you guess which movie appeared in it?

 

Whether you’re an anime fan or thriller lover, Sinema.SG covers them all on their TikTok. PHOTO CREDIT: TIKTOK/@SINEMA.SG

 

With Sinema.SG, film studies becomes a little less out-of-reach and a lot more accessible.

The amazing part is that they don’t focus on a specific genre of films. They’ve got local films, Asian documentaries, Anime, Bollywood movies and many more for you to choose from. 

4. Designing with @Two.SleepyHeads

Step aside Canva. We’re using Adobe Illustrator here. 

@Two.sleepyheads is a creative studio that is on their journey to make 100 poster designs on TikTok. While they don’t post tutorials as frequently anymore, we can still learn something from them as they record their process of making each poster.

 

Two Sleepy Heads uses a variety of tools and techniques to create their posters on Adobe Illustrator. PHOTO CREDIT: TIKTOK/@TWO.SLEEPYHEADS

 

From creative choices like choosing colours or more technical aspects like how to use a specific tool, this account is great for any aspiring designers looking for an alternative source of inspiration to Pinterest.

P.S: Request for a tutorial in the comments section and they might do it too!

5. Learning about art with @Maegzter

So you want to sound smart while talking about art?

Megan of @maegzter has got your back. She takes what seems like daunting facts from art history and presents it in bite-sized TikTok videos. 

Whether it is contemporary art, Van Gogh’s art or more amusingly, art details from the popular K-Drama, Vincenzo, Megan covers it all.

 

In this video, Megan shares notable art works that appeared in the K-Drama and explains the symbolism behind them. PHOTO CREDIT: TIKTOK/@MAEGZTER_

 

One of her notable series is “Want to know who made a sculpture just by looking?” where she shares key features of an artist’s style. 

She also recently concluded her series, “So you want to sound smart while talking about Singaporean artists” where she introduces notable local artists and explains how they shaped Singapore’s art scene.

Megan is nothing like a lecturer and often delivers her content in a witty manner that is sure to captivate you.

Since we’re all going to spend time on TikTok, let’s continue to support local content creators while also keeping ourselves entertained!

If you’re finding it challenging being in P2HA, do check out our range of mental well-being resources here too. 


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