Be it dancing to a viral “TikTok song”, uploading videos about “hidden gems” in Singapore, or showcasing hidden talents, TikTok is the up-and-coming social media platform for those seeking a creative outlet, and for those looking for quick entertainment. Ignite’s Annabelle sits down with three of the platform’s rising Singaporean stars to find out more.
Is it the way we use Singlish? Is it the way we use words from several languages into a single conversation? Is it the way we pronounce words? Does the way we talk actually define us as Singaporeans?
“This is legit, doesn’t feel local.” The label ‘made in Singapore’ has been discriminated against by us. From music to film, we are quick to feel embarrassed about or cringe at local productions (and even local culture). Strangely enough, this phenomenon is not unique to Singapore.
While 2021 has definitely been a rollercoaster ride, never would I envision myself speaking to a rainbow-coloured anime catgirl over a conference call. Yet, while speaking to VTuber Caturteer was a surreal experience, it was also definitely more engaging than any University zoom breakout session I’ve had over the past year.
We sat down with inclusivity and mental health advocate Fathima Zohra to know what motivated her from feeling hopeless to sparking hope in others and learn how we can build a more inclusive Singapore.
Seven Centimetres From Myself, a short film by the producer of beloved local sitcom Phua Chu Kang, will be one of just 25 films to be screened at the Go Mental! International Short Film Festival 2021, a Berlin-based film festival primarily focused on mental health.