So, you’ve seen ex-PM Tun Mahathir’s TikTok but did you know that ex-Youth Minister, Syed Saddiq (SS), is currently the reigning King of the video sharing app?
Well, to be exact, the now MP of Muar, SS owns the Johor tourism corner of Malaysian Tiktok with his series of videos flaunting the state’s various tourism hotspots. Recently, he posted a video showing all the beautiful murals Muar has to offer.
@syedsaddiqTak payah dating jauh-jauh. We have the best murals to post OOTD with! Here’s some of them 🌳🦈 ##jalanjalan ##travel ##mural ##muomutiarajohor ##Muar♬ Dancin (KRONO Remix) – Aaron Smith
The 14-second clip is a compilation of videos spliced together to show SS walking past intricately designed murals that depict Malaysian culture through its variety of food, architecture, musical instruments and native animals.
@syedsaddiqJom turun Muar makan makan! 🥘🍛 ##ilovefood ##makan♬ Sunday Best – Bad Behaviour
Prior to this fun little POV of strolling through the streets of Muar with Syed Saddiq, the minister has also posted another TikTok of him teleporting (with the power of video editing) to different foodie spots. In the video, he tags all the delicious eateries that serve a range of Muar treats such as otak-otak and asam pedas. Yum!
@syedsaddiqPresenting, the beauty that is Muar! Datang Muar boleh roger ❤️☀️ ##levelupchallenge ##jalanjalan ##MuoMutiaraJohor♬ original sound – Syed Saddiq
But the video that started it all was his first Muar-centred TikTok that highlighted cool overlooked gems such as the Muar River Cruise and Muar’s beach, Pantai Leka.
It seems like we don’t have to fork out huge budgets for advertisements to promote local tourism when Syed Saddiq can just do it for free in his TikToks!