Five local TikTok creators that will teach you something new

From styling tips to cooking hacks, you will be sure to learn some new skills from these TikTokers.

Jeevana Kalaithasan

Obsessed with chocolate, TikTok and baking.

Published: 18 March 2021, 10:38 AM

TikTok became popular and took over the world in 2020. 

The video-sharing social networking service allows users to upload short videos that are 15 to 60 seconds long, mostly featuring dances, POVs or short skits. 

While many youths are obsessed with those videos, some think they are a waste of time. 

However, TikTok is not just for entertainment. It can be educational too! 

Here are five local TikTok creators who post enriching content. 

1. Nicole Chin - @chinchilla.vintage

Want to be more fashionable? @chinchilla.vintage has you covered. 

The fashion-savvy TikTok user shares places to thrift, how to style outfits and tips on how to be fashionable on a budget. 


Nicole’s TikTok is dedicated to giving her followers trendy fashion tips, along with reviews and shopping recommendations. PHOTO CREDIT: TIKTOK/@CHINCHILLA.VINTAGE


As Nicole cares strongly about the planet, she mostly buys sustainable clothes from thrift stores, and she encourages her followers to do so as well.

2. Ain - @ainlovescode

@ainlovescode is a software developer who gives coding and tech job-related tips to students. As she is extremely passionate about coding, she wants to inspire millennials and Gen Zs to code too.


Ain is a coding enthusiast with tips and tricks on how to get one started on coding. PHOTO CREDIT: TIKTOK/@AINLOVESCODE


Apart from coding and tech job-related tips, Ain gives tertiary students tips on what to include in a resume and cover letter, and how to prepare for interviews. 

3. Xavier Fok - @xavierfok

Need business tips? @xavierfok is a creator you can check out. 

Small businesses have become insanely popular in the past year, and Xavier’s videos that cover topics from marketing tips to how to better your mindset could help people expand their businesses.


His listicle-style videos keep viewers engaged easily. PHOTO CREDIT: TIKTOK/@ZAVIERFOK


4. Jack Wong - @jackhmwong

If you wish to understand entrepreneurship on a deeper level, @jackhmwong has got you. 

Jack’s content is targeted at those who are more interested in learning about technical entrepreneurship terms and business theory related content. His account also has great self-improvement advice. 


Jack Wong’s explainer-style videos cover both entrepreneurship and self-motivation. PHOTO CREDIT: TIKTOK/@JACKHMWONG


With self-improvement becoming increasingly popular among youth, Jack Wong’s self-motivation and improvement tips would be of great help to many. 

5. Alderic Teo - @aldericc

Everyone loves eating food, but not many know how to cook. 

For those who wish to learn how to make their own food, @aldericc has easy-to-follow recipes for all sorts of dishes, including Asian and Western cuisine. 

This MasterChef Singapore participant’s step-by-step videos can teach cooking even to beginner cooks. On top of cooking tutorials, he also reviews popular food like the McGriddles. 


Reviews, recipes and cooking hacks can be found on his page. PHOTO CREDIT: TIKTOK/@ALDERICC


If you’re interested in cooking some vegan food, you can also check out @simhazel. She has both recipe recommendations and food reviews. 

TikTok has proven to be more than just a platform for entertainment. Other than fashion, business and cooking, one can also find videos that provide advice on adulting, discuss social issues and even how to become more environmentally friendly. 

Who knows what you might come across on TikTok next? 

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