A Burmese expat has won mad love from Singapore’s Malay dance scene for his clutch moves.
Philip Ko busted out his smooth moves involving swift coordination of hands and feet for a TikTok dance challenge that’s already been watched over 70,000 times since yesterday. Not only did Ko seem at incredible ease, he had the confidence to perform in high socks on his kitchen floor. He’s already being stanned.
“On behalf of the Malay community here, thank you for trying out our traditional dance ❤️ you did good!!” Natty.booboo wrote.
It doesn’t hurt that he’s ripped and cut to eye-pleasing size.
As Erma Othman wrote: “Prolly one of the cutest thing I’ve seen on TikTok today!”
Another user suggested a name more suited for his Malay dance persona.
“Philip who? You’re Firdaus now,” Jetijah said, referring to a common Malay man’s name.
@91_phyol Culture appreciation through Dance. My first time trying so apologies if any mistake#sriwanadancechallenge #sriwana #malaydance ♬ Pucuk Pisang SriwanaDanceChallenge – sriwana1955
We’re not entirely buying his claim the moves were unrehearsed.
“Culture appreciation through Dance. My first time trying so apologies if any mistake,” he wrote yesterday.
The dance group, whose history goes back 60 years, started the #Sriwanadancechallenge in September, which has since spawned endless scrolls of videos that altogether have been watched nearly 3 million times.
@sriwana1955 Are you up for #sriwandancechallenge? Tag us in your video! #malaydance #dancechallenge #sriwana #sriwana ♬ Pucuk Pisang SriwanaDanceChallenge – sriwana1955
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