Alvin Tan Jye Yee, the NUS Asean scholar embroiled in a sex scandal, posted an essay on facebook on April 18 that lists his views on why it is better to live in Malaysia rather than Singapore.
The 24-year-old Malaysian had uploaded photographs and videos of his 23-year-old girlfriend Vivian Lee and himself having sex on his blog.
He had also previously stated that although he faces disciplinary action, but has said that he does not have the courage to enter Singapore any time soon, as he feels he is "not ready to be recognised on the streets."
However, the essay he had posted on facebook sheds new light on his views about living in Singapore.
STOMPer Patrick had chanced upon the essay online. In it, the scholar listed 8 points which he feels are crucial reasons why he prefers life in Malaysia as compared to Singapore.
The first point in the essay was about freedom and lawlessness. Mr Alvin felt that law enforcers in Malaysia were lax and easily swayed by money, and that those with the financial capacity to do so could have a free and easy life due.
In the second point in the facebook post, Mr Alvin mentioned that the cost of living in Malaysia is also lower when compared to Singapore. His key argument was that being able to earn in foreign currencies such as Euros would allow one to live a comfortable life.
Mr Alvin's third point of contention was that Singapore is a concrete jungle with repetitive surroundings, whereas Malaysia offers city, beach and rural lifestyles. Though he did mention that Australia offers more lifestyle choices than both countries.
The essay's fourth point notes that Malaysia has more diversity and that different dialects and cultures have a better chance of survival when compared to Singapore.
In his fifth point, the NUS scholar says that in Singapore, you would only have time for work, and would rarely have time for anything else. But in Malaysia, people can earn sufficient money even though they work less, leaving them with more time to pursue other activities.
People in Malaysia are much friendlier than people Singapore, states the sixth point in Mr Alvin's post. He feels that Malaysians are easier to mingle and build rapport with than Singaporeans.
Mr Alvin's seventh point also said that Singapore had a high amount of xenophobic and racist sentiments, but there is less discrimination and more meritocracy Malaysia.
The eighth and final point in the essay highlights the scholar's view that Singaporeans see things like GDP, school results, income and crime rates as being more important than factors such as creativity, music, art and happiness'.
The essay was shared 133 times by facebook users, and also garnered 139 likes and numerous comments.
In an interview with The Star about the sex scandal that he is embroiled in, Mr Alvin mentioned that he has absolutely no regrets about the furore the sex blog he shared with his girlfriend has caused.
He also stated that he wants to continue having "a lot of sex" with partner Vivian Lee - and he intends to keep recording the trysts.
The couple revealed that they had received masses of fan mail, including propositions for sex from men and women.
The NUS ASEAN scholar also brushed off the threat of legal action, saying that he didn't believe he and his girlfriend were "in much trouble legally".
He is expected to face a disciplinary hearing by a National University of Singapore (NUS) board later in the month, said he was currently preparing for the encounter and would decide what to do afterwards.
He admitted that although his life "did not depend" on staying at NUS, he would rather not face expulsion.
Tan said he and his girlfriend intended to stay together for the foreseeable future, although he admitted that they are not "your traditional monogamous, exclusive couple".