Famous travel vblogger Nuseir Yassin, better known as the founder of Nas Daily, is going to move to the city-state with his girlfriend, Aylne Tamir.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday (March 20), his girlfriend announced that she along with the blogger and his company, will be relocating to Singapore and could be staying here for “two months or two years”.
She also revealed that their move is a strategic one because “Singapore is the hub of Asia, and arguably a major hub of the world”.
“After 3 years straight of travelling, living in one place for 2 months has been amazing. No packing and unpacking. I can own liquid larger than 100ml, I have a laundry machine, I can cook at home, and I even had time to make friends! And now I get to do all this – in Singapore,” Ms Tamir wrote in her post accompanied with a picture of her in Marina Bay Sands.
Mr Yassin also made this announcement in his Instagram account and mentioned that the couple will be coming to Singapore next month. He added that although Singapore is world’s most expensive city, but he thinks that “it’s the world’s best place for our purposes: to live and build up the Nas Daily Media Company”.
The 27-year-old Palestinian-Israeli visits different countries and upload his experience in one-minute videos on his Facebook channel, which has over 12 million followers.
The blogger along with his American-Israeli girlfriend, who is also a video content creator, first arrived in Singapore in August 2018 and left a month later. During his short stay, he has been vocal about how he is “really fascinated” with the country. Some of the videos that he had created while here was on how Singapore’s passport is a dream for many, how “you’re not gonna get any road rage” in the country and how its landfills are so “insanely clean” that they look like resorts.
However, in one of his videos, he called Singapore an “almost perfect” country which drew a lot of criticism from netizens as they felt he didn’t capture the reality of living here. In addition, the appearance of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the video also angered the public.
Mr Yassin lashed out to the public and called them “crybabies” and told “too many people in Singapore lack perspective” and that he would “happily take your air-conditioned public transportation over living in the Middle East”.
He added, “Try sleeping one night with rockets falling near your village and you can’t sleep because of sirens. Try living in a state of war every few years with all your neighbour”.