When I wished for more time to laze around at home, I didn’t mean this. Social distancing has got all of us refreshing Instagram every few hours hoping for more content and making our screen time rise exponentially. (Maybe even our bellies because of all that extra snacking.)
I’m sure your time at home has led to many views of TikTok videos. Be it on the app itself or shared through Insta stories, there’s no escaping the short videos filled with annoyingly catchy tunes. Or the secret itch to try out some dances for yourself, whether you want to admit it or not.
There are millions of accounts right now, and you could argue that they’re all doing the same thing over and over so it’s hard to decide who’s worthy of a follow. But we’ve compiled a list of TikTok-ers that are familiar, funny and willing to help us get through this trying time with their crazy yet relatable #stayhome antics.
We all know her from The Sam Willows, her strong voice and killer looks making her rise quickly in fame amongst locals. Also a health guru cum yoga expert, she’s constantly pushing the boundaries and inspiring all of us to try new things.
Likewise, her TikToks range from everything between her flipping 150kg tyres to her love of fries. You’ll see her in a different light, especially when she’s letting loose and having fun.
Sandra isn’t the only Sam Willow to be active on TikTok. The famous Ben Kheng, known for his suave, rugged looks and amazing voice, also has a funny bone. Can he be any more perfect? (Sorry ladies, he just got engaged!)
You’ll find him slowly losing his mind because he hasn’t left his house in days. Relatable. Feel less alone when you watch his antics and get so bored he starts mimicking different accents to himself in the bathroom mirror.
@benjaminkhengLEARNING ALL THE ACCENTS. WHICH SHOULD I ATTEMPT NEXT 😛 ##covid19 ##coronavirus ##SGunited ##foryoupage ##foryou ##fyp ##xyzbca♬ original sound – Benjamin Kheng
We know that Singapore is interracial but how many Singapore-raised Africans do you know of? Especially one as funny as Eva and her beautiful family? They gained fame when they uploaded a TikTok of them switching between their African accents and their perfect Singlish accents.
Not only that, as a family of five, the three siblings often provide quality content outside of the norm.
Despite it being Eva’s account, the posts feature all three siblings, even starring their parents in a few. They’re refreshing, funny and give you a taste of home in a way you wouldn’t expect. In some of their videos, you can hear them speak in Chinese and I’m pretty sure they speak it better than me.
Check out this music video they did about the coronavirus situation in their own effort to help that garnered 15 million views:
@nanc.ewith a sick beat we’re not trying to spread germs but to spread love ❤️❤️ take care everyone! ##fyp ##foryou ##coronavirus♬ original sound – eva
@nanc.e“THEY ALWAYS TEACH THE BAD WORDS IN OTHER LANGUAGES” — mom but in my defence… what i taught her to say is the truth 🤧 ##tiktoksg♬ original sound – eva
Jaime first burst onto the radar as Miss Singapore Universe 2001 but by no means was she stopping there. She became a Mediacorp artiste and host and eventually created what would be one of the top go-to for sweet treats – Twelve Cupcakes, with then hubby DJ Daniel Ong.
Since then, she’s become a #fitspo on Instagram, an artist that sells her paintings, a baker, musician…and the list goes on. There doesn’t seem to be anything that Jaime can’t do, it’s hard to believe she’s 42 and not a teenager.
Her TikToks are filled with her and her daughter, being goofy and loving all at the same time. You’ll find that she has some fitness videos as well, so anytime you’re feeling lethargic at home – you know what to do.
You might have heard of ‘Singapore’s Baby Sleep Expert’, or as she’s more often called, SG Super Nanny. From being featured in countless channels like Motherhood, Channel News Asia and The Sunday Times. Known for giving health tips and to help your babies sleep well, her TikTok is no different.
Tired of reading lengthy health articles and googling your questions? Watch Sg’s supernanny tell you how to sleep better and boost your immunity under sixty seconds.
@sgsupernannyWhy is your baby not sleeping well?##learningisfun ##sgtiktok ##lifestyleallstarsg♬ original sound – sgsupernanny
The most subscribed Youtuber in Singapore with over 3 million fans, so famous even the producers of the Hollywood movie ‘Men In Black: International’ acknowledged him. Where his videos appeared on the Men In Black “watchlist” screen. You may or may not like his videos but there’s no denying his fame and success.
Besides, his short videos on TikTok are funny and provide relief in such a stressful time. Now that he’s a happily married man and recently new Dad, his content has become more relatable than ever.
@thejianhaotan##nopressure my friends just don’t get it ##coronavirus ##fyp ##foryoupage♬ No Pressure – dirtcups
Being a child actress on Channel 8 and starring in Jack Neo’s The Lion Men movies, Hui Xin is no stranger to the scene in Singapore. She was even in the finalist group Mys*tar, in Project Superstar in 2014.
Now, she’s an actress by day but also full-time TikTok-er. Even her Instagram page has a highlight reel dedicated to all her TikToks. And with good reason, some of her videos garner up to over 170 thousand views.
Here’s a workout idea: Try dancing along and learning her dance moves if you can! Trust me, they’re not as easy as you might think. Phew.
@yaphuixin23@Shawn Thia just got friend-zoned 😆 Duet to form a heart with me! ❤️ ##foryоu ##fyp ##xyzbca ##duetthis♬ One Direction – Still The One – reika_
Four-time senior national champion and 2019 Southeast Asian Games champion, Chloe is Singapore’s beloved figure skater.
Watch her skate and you wouldn’t be able to argue that Chloe was born to skate. Lithful, strong and elegant, her moves are beyond comprehension for a mere mortal like me who trips while walking to the kitchen for a snack. I’ll settle for just watching videos of Chloe skate while I eat my maggie noodles.