Popular video blogger Nuseir Yassin, better known as the maker of Nas Daily, said goodbye to fans in Singapore yesterday afternoon a few days early.
More than 750 people showed up for a farewell meeting at Mediacorp's MES theater for the 26-year-old, famous for the one-minute travel videos he produces on his Facebook channel.
After the two-hour performance against The Straits Times, Mr. Yassin said that the word he would use to describe Singapore is fun & # 39; is, and that the country gave him the feeling that he could stay here and belong.
"I was a stupid tourist, only knew that it was a financial hub and knew nothing about the local population, but Singapore changed completely," he said.
He added that he "had no regrets" and was proud of the work he had done here. "To capture what's important for Singaporeans … reflect local reality for people who do not live here, that's hard, so I like what we do."
Since his arrival, Mr Yassin has produced several videos about the country, including the videos about the waste management system and the lives of ordinary Singaporeans.
His videos about the city state have in total more than 40 million views since the first was posted on Facebook on August 23 and was widely shared by both locals and international followers.
Number of views picked up by Mr. Nuseir Yassin's video about Singapore since the first on Facebook on August 23 was posted on Facebook.
Audience member Amin Mas, 34, who comes from Sri Lanka, said he was also at the first meeting. The event on 22 August attracted more than 700 people a day in advance.
The Singaporean fan Olivia Ong (26) said she has watched Nas Daily videos for over two years and respects the dedication and commitment.
"I found the Singapore video" s pretty accurate, although "Crazy Poor Asians" probably overcompensated and the average Singaporean seemed a bit poorer than we actually are, "said the business analyst. .
Mr. Yassin revealed that his next video was about Newater, the brand of recycled water from Singapore, and joked on stage that he should be paid for it.
ST reported Friday that some netizens had suggested that his videos were sponsored by the authorities because of the largely positive content. Mr. Yassin told ST yesterday that not many expect that someone is positive without being paid.
"If you think that something is not worth celebrating, just because of your political orientation, it reflects badly for you because you can not see beyond politics," he added.
Although Yesterday's event was a farewell, Mr. Yassin said he would actually stay in Singapore for another three or four days. His visa application to Indonesia, the next planned destination, was rejected.
He said he hopes that his Singaporean fans will continue to watch the videos, even if they are not about their country.
"I hope they'll still watch, even if it's a 10,000 mile spot, because Singapore is so good, it could be even better, and that's what Nas Daily is about – finding the best in the world, "he said. .