Travel vlogger calls Singapore a 'boring country' and says will never visit again

By Hoang Phong    April 5, 2024 | 07:17 pm PT
Travel vlogger calls Singapore a 'boring country' and says will never visit again
Tourists pose for photos at the Merlion Park in Singapore, Jan. 28, 2020. Photo by Reuters
A travel vlogger recently posted a video on her Instagram, saying Singapore was a boring country with no vibes and claimed she would never visit the city-state again, quickly triggering heated discussion.

Explaining her reasons in the video's caption on her Instagram with over 2,500 followers, Nina Gerhards wrote: "Singapore is a very clean country but for me, it is not a beautiful country."

In addition to having too much traffic and too many buildings, Gerhards said she found that the country had "no vibe" and "found it very boring."

"The most boring country I have ever been to," she added.

In addition, she also criticized Singapore for lack of natural beauty and expensive travel costs.

The vlogger was also unsatisfied with Singaporean food.

Her video posted on March 28 has attracted over two million views and 900 comments.

While some netizens agreed, others argued her statements were unfair, saying Singapore is a safe country and worth traveling.

"I think a lot of people may find Singapore boring because they've lived their whole lives in safe countries or cities. Singapore was one of the places I most felt relaxed in my life, I didn't have to worry about being robbed, harassed, raped, beaten up or killed. I've lived in Rio de Janeiro since I was born, and it’s not a safe city at all," a netizen wrote.

"Singapore isn’t for backpackers, that’s probably why your experience was bad. If you have money, Singapore is actually an incredibly fun time," another said.

Some netizens acknowledged the island is dull and expensive.

One user wrote "To be honest, it is one of those countries you only visit once."

Earlier many Chinese tourists also complained on their Weibo, saying Singapore was too expensive and they would become poorer if they visited the city-state.

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