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Travel vlogger Nas Daily is moving to Singapore

SINGAPORE — Popular travel blogger Nuseir Yassin, better known as the founder of Nas Daily, and his girlfriend Alyne Tamir are returning to the Republic.

SINGAPORE — Popular travel blogger Nuseir Yassin, better known as the founder of Nas Daily, and his girlfriend Alyne Tamir are returning to the Republic.

This time round, they might be staying put for a while, after Ms Tamir announced on social media that the couple and their firm are moving to Singapore.

“It’s official: We’re moving to Singapore!” wrote Ms Tamir on her Instagram page, as she made public the couple’s decision to take up residence in the city-state for a period which could be “two months or two years”.

“After three years straight of travelling, living in one place for two months has been amazing. No packing and unpacking. I can own liquids 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,” she wrote.

In her post, Ms Tamir wrote that Mr Yassin’s decision to relocate to Singapore was a strategic one as the country is “the hub of Asia, and arguably a major hub of the world”.

Details on the couple’s move were scant on Mr Yassin’s social media platforms. However, he wrote on an Instagram story: “Most expensive city: Singapore (see you next month).”

The text was superimposed on a screenshot of a news article about how the Republic was the most expensive city for expatriates to live in.

Mr Yassin is a Palestinian-Israeli Harvard graduate known for visiting different countries and documenting his experience in one-minute videos on his Facebook channel, which has more than 12 million followers.

The 27-year-old and his American-Israeli girlfriend first arrived in Singapore in August last year, and left in September. During that period, Mr Yassin, who previously told members of the media that he was afraid he would run out of content to create, produced several videos on the country which included one that featured the lives of ordinary Singaporeans.

One video in particular, which declared Singapore as an “almost perfect” country, drew criticism from online viewers for being too positive.

In September last year, the Alternative View Facebook page called on him to experience six hot-button issues in Singapore, such as National Service and contributing income to the Central Provident Fund.

It added that since Mr Yassin was "so effusive in his praise of the country and (Prime Minister) Lee Hsien Loong", he should "walk the talk and take up citizenship" and experience Singapore through the eyes of "the majority".

"But wait, don't stay in a posh condo in town. Be like the majority of us," the post stated.

Responding to the post, Mr Yassin said that "too many people in Singapore lack perspective" and that he would "happily take your air-conditioned public transportation over living in the Middle East."

"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 neighbours," Mr Yassin wrote. "Try having your options in your country limited simply because of how you are born (non-Jew)."

 

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