12 Twitter Accounts To Follow In Singapore
I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting people on Twitter (where you find me as @fernandogros), especially creative voices here where I live, in Singapore. However, I don’t often find curated lists of people to follow. By contrast, in Hong Kong, there were a few really good lists. I was fortunate enough to […]
I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting people on Twitter (where you find me as @fernandogros), especially creative voices here where I live, in Singapore. However, I don’t often find curated lists of people to follow. By contrast, in Hong Kong, there were a few really good lists. I was fortunate enough to be on some, which helped my following grow and I also discovered some great people I still follow today.
So, I’ve decided to pull together a little, highly subjective list of my own, based on my experience of using Twitter in Singapore. Lists based on follower counts are not always helpful and I have no time for “influence” scores.
Instead, for this list I’ve focussed on fascinating individuals, who tweet largely original stuff and understand being social means interacting with, responding to and even following back their followers (when possible). Anyway, here goes,
Kinmun Lee @MrBrown – The “Blogfather of Singapore,” Kinmun is considered a “must follow” by most Singapore Twitter users I speak to. Kinmun uses humour and satire in a great way to highlight issues in day to day life.
Derek Sivers @sivers – Derek describes himself as an entrepreneur, programmer and avid student of life. Best known for being the founder of CD Baby, Derek is now a sought after speaker, writer and one of the most positive and inspiring people I’ve ever met. And, despite having close to 300,000 followers, he still manages to reply to messages on Twitter and take direct emails.
Anita Kapoor @AnitaKapoor – A TV host, writer and activist, Anita is often covering stories in Singapore and across Asia. Sharp, wise and funny, Anita is one my favourite sources for commentary on media and the arts.
Tan Geng Hui @tangenghui – A tireless and inspring photographer, Geng Hui first came to my attention because of his ongoing project photographing parts of Singapore that are disappearing in the face of the city’s relentless expansion and modernisation. Adept at both mobile and full frame photography, Geng Hui’s work is a constant favourite of mine.
Brian @litford – A bass player and marketing manager with media company e27, Brian shares a lot of unique links and insights on the local tech and arts scene. He’s also been very generous in sharing articles I write for this blog.
Graham Perkins @grayperks – Graham is the president of the Singapore Music Society and one of the best networked people in Singapore’s creative industries. Having worked with Apple, Adobe and now Fender Musical Instruments as well as living in Singapore for 16 years, Graham is always insightful and a great news source during major events like MusicMatters.
Callan Tham @ctham – One of my favourite Singapore based photographers, Callan is an excellent street photographer. Unlike many photographers on social media, Callan doesn’t just share his own work, or the usual articles on camera technology, he actually shares photos that inspire him and great writing on the art and ethics of photography.
Tan Siok Siok @sioksiok – Entrepreneur and filmmaker, Siok produced Twittamentary an excellent documentary on Twitter use and the impact of social media and regularly shares good links on the film industry, tech and issues across Asia.
Pearl @pearlatplay – One of the most encouraging and positive twitter users in Singapore, Pearl is a talented jeweller with a keen eye for photography and observations about everyday life. And, like many others on this list, Pearl is also quite active on Instagram.
Adrienne Michetti @amichetti – An educator with a passion for travel, Adrienne is one of the best sources I follow on Twitter (not just in Singapore) for articles on ways of working, productivity and kids use of tech. And, she is also an excellent online conversationalist, encouraging a fun sense of online community.
Kevin Mathews @KevinMMathews11 – A musician, songwriter, event organiser and journalist, Kevin is one of the most important and influential voices in the local music scene. He is also an unceasing and inspiring advocate for music in this town and I’m always amazed at the effort he puts into encouraging and supporting young musical talent. Follow him for updates on the best local gigs and acts.
Jamshed Wadia @JamshedWadia – One of the most helpful and positive voices in Singapore’s social media “scene,” Jamshed is a social media strategist for Intel and a good source for tech and business news. He was also one of the most quoted speakers at the recent Social Media Week here.