- The Straits Times, Instagram/Alyne Tamir
Seven months after he visited Singapore, popular video blogger Nas Daily is moving to the island.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday (March 20), his girlfriend Alyne Tamir announced that she and the blogger, whose real name is Mr Nuseir Yassin, will be moving to the Republic in the future.
Their stay could be “two months or two years”, she said.
In her post, she said: “Singapore is the hub of Asia, and arguably a major hub of the world.”
It is why Mr Yassin is moving his company to the Republic, she added.
The Nas Daily Company is currently based in the United States.
Mr Yassin, a 27-year-old Palestinian-Israeli, was initially more coy about the move on his own social media platforms.
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It’s official: we are moving to Singapore! After 3 years straight of traveling, living in one place for 2 months has been AMAZING. No packing and unpacking. I can own liquids larger than 100 ml 😂, 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 😍 Singapore is the hub of Asia, and arguably a major hub of the world. That’s why @nasdaily is moving us, and his company there. STRATEGY MIS AMIGOS. Their airport is insane (it has a movie theatre and a butterfly garden), there’s almost no traffic (a blessing for an LA girl) and the people are amazingly nice (and smart!). We could be there two months or two years, but no matter how long it is it’s going to be SICK! See you soon, SINGAPORE!
On Wednesday, he posted an Instagram story featuring an article which highlighted the most expensive cities in the world for expatriates to live in, according to a survey released by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
In his Instagram story, he wrote: “Most expensive city: Singapore! (See you next month)”.
In response to queries from The Straits Times over e-mail, Mr Yassin confirmed that he was moving to Singapore in April.
He added that no arrangements have been made for his move, but the timing is to ensure “enough time to get the legalities out of the way”.
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Announcement: We’re moving to Singapore! After 1,000 days of moving around, it’s time to find a place to call home for us and for my new company. There are many reasons why I chose Singapore over other places. But mainly due to my belief that this part of Asia might be the new America. Singapore is the world’s most expensive city (😱), but I also think it’s the world’s best place for our purposes: to live and to build up the Nas Daily Media Company. We’re moving in April for two months or two years or twenty. Nobody knows. But I do know I want to give this a shot. Thanks for all the support everyone! We don’t take it for granted.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday afternoon, about 10 hours after his girlfriend’s post, he said there are many reasons why he chose Singapore to call home, but it was mainly due to his belief that “this part of Asia might be the new America” and the “world’s best place… to live and to build up the Nas Daily Media Company”.
There is no fixed timeframe for his stay, he added.
The Harvard graduate, who has more than 12 million followers on his Facebook channel, travelled the world for three years, documenting his experiences in one-minute videos.
His 1,000th daily video was posted on Jan 5 this year.
Last year, Mr Yassin produced several videos on Singapore during his stopover in the Republic while applying for a visa to Indonesia.
His topics included Singapore’s waste management system (How Singapore Cleans) and the lives of ordinary Singaporeans (Crazy Poor Asians).
One of his videos featured a guest appearance by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who was filmed walking at Gardens by the Bay.
In the video, PM Lee said: “This is what we have been building in Singapore for 53 years, and we’ll be building it for many more years to come.” The Prime Minister later shared the video on his Facebook page.
While in Singapore, the vlogger also held meet-ups with fans, including one at the Singapore Sports Hub on Aug 22 which drew more than 700 people.