Malaysian TikTokers you should know 


If it isn’t Facebook or Instagram, you’ll probably find in-the-know Malaysians scrolling through their TikTok accounts. Even if you have yet to stumble on this video-sharing platform, you would have likely seen viral dance challenges on your social media feed, along with reaction videos that the site is known for, that have become popular among Malaysian Gen-Z TikTokers.

But whether you’re a rookie or well-acquainted with TikTok, we’ve rounded up 8 Malaysian TikTokers worth knowing about as they often pass on tips and life hacks to their followers in an entertaining way.


1. @carlsonchia_oe – car hacks


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A trip to the auto repair shop is unavoidable for anyone who drives – no matter how careful or great a driver you are, you are bound to encounter the occasional bumper dent or scratches on your vehicle. But when it comes to tricks and tips to help you get through emergency situations while you’re on the road, TikToker @carlsonchia_oe has you covered.

If Chia’s name sounds familiar, it’s because he had a viral video on how those with a skinny frame and who are not super strong can still push their cars by using seat belts in a clever way if they were to find themselves stranded. In line with this, you’ll also find a whole bunch of other car emergency hacks on his account too.

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Chia injects humour into his helpful TikTok videos
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As Chia is a mechanic of an auto repair shop in Ipoh, he also shares car know-hows and tips, such as the difference between a spare and wiper tank, and whether or not you need to warm up your car’s engine before turning on the air-conditioner – something we’ve all wondered at some point in time, but never bothered to verify the pros and cons. 

Other tips you can expect from him include what to look out for when buying a second-hand car, or how to pick out proper tyres for your car. 

He’s also  humourous, so you’ll see video skits of funny scenarios with his team of mechanics that’ll keep you entertained.

Follow him on TikTok here.


2. @drbengee – dental care


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It wasn’t too long ago when several Malaysian dentists went viral for taking part in a “makeover challenge” on their TikTok accounts. But it’s not just viral challenges these dentists do on TikTok. Dr Bengee is proof that you can have fun while also keeping your followers informed about proper dental care

While many have no doubt been enamoured by his good looks, Dr Bengee’s short-form videos on dental care passes on facts that’s worth knowing about – for example, whether we should floss after brushing our teeth or vice versa, and how often we should change our toothbrushes

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Follow him on TikTok here.


3. @ashryyyyy – innovative cooking tutorials


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Food is a big part of Malaysian culture. But while we love our staples of nasi lemak and char kuey teow, we won’t hesitate to try new things. This is shown by TikToker @ashryyyy, whom many might have heard of for his inventive Teh Tarik Carbonara cooking tutorial.

While you’ll find other interesting recipes camping out on his TikTok account, such as Teh Boh Chicken which marinates chicken with teh boh packets before deep-frying it, he also has your usual recipes for Malay, Western, and Korean cuisine. 

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His inventive recipes also include pasta with chocolate sauce
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Turn up the volume on your phone and you’ll hear a fast, lelong-style voiceover on his cooking tutorials. While it may just sound entertaining to some with how sped up it is, it actually passes on useful information such as cooking steps and ingredient measurements.

Follow him on TikTok here.


4. @realestateguy – property tips


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Sean Tan has a YouTube channel with over 20,000 subscribers on his channel. But for those who prefer using TikTok, check out his @realestateguy account that’s packed with similar content about his experience working in real estate. 

On his TikTok channel, Tan breaks down property concepts in short and helpful videos, such as what is a zero-lot bungalow and carpark requirement, and busting myths people might have of affordable property. They get boiled down to under a minute to keep to TikTok’s video duration limit so even those with busy schedules can pick up some real estate insider tips here. 

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His TikTok videos on property concepts also come with clear explanations so everyone can grasp these usually hard-to-understand terms that are helpful for any of us who are thinking of investing in property or buying a new house.      

Follow him on TikTok here.


5. @dr_ingky – skincare tips


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As some of us are now dealing with masknes – or acnes from mandatory mask-wearing – skincare tips are more than welcomed at this time. If you’re looking for a professional who’ll share quick tips for free, Dr Lim Ing Kien is a cosmetic dermatologist and aesthetic physician who happens to also run a well-known TikTok account

He’s the founder of Medii Skin Studio, a skin clinic that has 4 outlets in Klang Valley, so you can be sure that you’ll be getting trusty information about skincare, such as the kinds of sunscreen to use depending on your skin type, and basic skincare steps for everyday routines. 

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Dr Lim doesn’t shy away from posting reaction videos that TikTok is known for. He often does so by reacting to epic-fail skincare routines and viral-but-debatable skincare myths to ensure that his followers stay informed. 

Follow him on TikTok here.


6. @iqbalahyar – animal facts 


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Animal lovers who want to know more about any type of animal should hit the follow button on TikToker @iqbalahyar’s page. He frequently shares unique facts about biology and animals to over 360,000 followers that he’s amassed.

He’s a tutor with Maths Clinic Tuition, a tuition centre established in 2004. So you can expect his TikTok videos to be filled with facts and pared down to digestible language that’s suitable for all ages. 

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Some interesting content you’ll find are lesser-known facts about animals such as goats and giraffes, and he’ll satiate your curiosities on topics such as Malaysian animal sounds we’ve all heard before but never seen the creatures in the flesh. 

He also has answers to questions curious-minded individuals might have but are too afraid to ask, such as how hippos swim and whether fishes have “ears”.

Follow him on TikTok here.


7. @davidddodle – photography guides


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Malaysian TikToker @davidddodle has over 200k followers on his account, which is full of photography guides and tips. While his videos are mostly in Chinese, they are friendly to those who don’t speak the language because they are easy to follow even without voiceover explanation, and generally come with English subs. 

You’ll learn how to use presets on your phone to achieve vintage and film effects on your photos, and he utilises free apps such as Lightroom and Snapseed so everyone can try out his helpful tips too.

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Budding and creative photographers can also find videos on how to film cinematic shots using just your smartphone, and how to take cool starry night snaps in your backyard with an empty bag of chips.

Follow him on TikTok here.


8. @xg_taukesoh_oe – life hacks for everything, from DIYs to quick fixes


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Life hacks save us time and money, which is why useful ones are always welcomed. Check out TikToker @xg_taukesoh_oe for life hacks and how-tos that cover every part of your life, from how to DIY a phoneholder for your car out of paper clips and a rubber band to fixing a broken zip on your pants with a keychain ring.

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These tips of hers are called “Taukesoh Bagi Tips”, or Tauke Soh gives tips, which are short videos of health and safety tips, as well as life hacks, that appeal to audiences of all ages with skits she includes in them.

You’ll want to stick around for her life hacks, as they’ll teach you helpful tips such as how to peel off pesky barcode stickers easily and how to fold your bag of chips to keep them crisp without any tools.

Follow her on TikTok here.


Malaysian TikTokers who share life hacks and useful tips


TikTok is known for its dance challenges, as they are a fun activity that bonds strangers from across the world and keeps us on our feet. But even if you’re not into these fun activities, but want to get on the TikTok bandwagon, these 8 Malaysian TikTokers are worth a follow to learn about useful life hacks and tips to tide you through this COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. 

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Cover image adapted from: @davidddodle, @ashryyyyy, & @xg_taukesoh_oe

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