SINGAPORE – Popular video blogger Nuseir Yassin, higher referred to as the author of Nas Daily, stated good-bye to fanatics in Singapore a few days early on Sunday afternoon (Sept 2).
More than seven-hundred human beings turned up for a farewell meetup at Mediacorp’s MES Theatre close to One-North for the 26-12 months-vintage, who is well-known for the one-minute travel motion pictures he produces on his Facebook channel.
Speaking to The Straits Times after the 2-hour event, Mr. Yassin stated that the phrase he would use to explain Singapore is “fun,” adding that we of a made him experience he could live right here and belong.
“I changed into pretty nervous coming to Singapore at first because I thought I would run out of ideas… I became a dumb visitor; I knew it changed into a finance hub and didn’t recognize something about the locals. But Singapore completely changed my thoughts,” he stated.
He added that he had 0 regrets and changed into proud approximately the work he had completed in Singapore, declaring that no longer just any TV channel or visitor could have done it.
“To capture what matters to Singaporeans, to us, to human beings out of doors, and reflecting the historical truth to those who don’t live here, it truly is a tough undertaking. This is why I like what we do.”
The vlogger enlisted the audience’s help at Sunday’s collecting to pitch new thoughts for another video on Singapore. Ideas raised using the target market protected using Singlish, ministerial pay, and homosexual rights.
Since arriving, Mr. Yassin has been producing several films on Singapore, along with those featuring its waste management system and the lives of everyday Singaporeans (“Crazy Poor Asians”). His motion pictures approximately the town-country have racked up greater than forty million perspectives in total because the first one became posted on Facebook on Aug 23 and had been shared widely by using locals and international followers alike.
On Sunday, over 1/2 of the target audience at the meet-up indicated that they had been additionally at the primary meet-up with Mr. Yassin closing week, which includes Mr. Amin Mas, 34, from Sri Lanka.
The Aug 22 occasion on the Singapore Sports Hub drew over 700 people on days be aware.
Mr. Amin said of Mr. Yassin: “I find his videos very academic. For instance, despite having lived and labored right here for greater than seven years, I did no longer realize about Singapore’s landfill gadget earlier than he did a video on it.”
Singaporean fan Olivia Ong said that she has watched Nas Daily films for over two years and respected the determination and effort Mr. Yassin places into his clips.
“I felt the Singapore movies had been quite correct, although the one on ‘Crazy Poor Asians’ probably overcompensated a piece and made the common Singaporean seem a bit poorer than we are,” stated the 26-12 months-vintage enterprise analyst.
Mr. Yassin found out to fanatics that the next video could be approximately Newater, Singapore’s brand of recycled water, and joked on stage that he ought to be getting paid for it.
ST suggested on Friday that a few netizens had accused him of being sponsored via the authorities right here due to the in large part superb content of his motion pictures. Mr. Yassin later said on Facebook that his films had been now not sponsored and delivered that he felt disheartened that his works had been discredited because of “unfounded allegations.”
On Sunday, Mr. Yassin advised ST that not many humans assume a person to be careful without being paid.
“But this reflects badly on them, instead of on me. If you don’t think something is well worth celebrating just because of your political orientation, then it reflects badly on you, due to the fact you can not see beyond politics,” he added.
Although Sunday’s occasion was supposed to be a farewell, Mr. Yassin shared that he would, in reality, be staying in Singapore for any other 3 or four days. His visa software to Indonesia, the next planned vacation spot, has been rejected.
“It’s too sensitive to admit an Israeli right now. And I’m now not only a regular traveler, but I’m also a video blogger… I can see how my presence could get politicized.”
He stated that he hopes his Singaporean fanatics will maintain to look at the videos even though these aren’t about their U. S. A.
“I wish they may still watch even supposing it is about an area it really is 10 thousand miles away. Because as appropriate as Singapore is, it can be even higher, and that is what Nas Daily is about – locating the nice within the international,” he said.