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19-Year-Old M'sian Spends YouTube Earnings To DIY Her Own Campervan

The professional drummer said it has always been her dream to own a mobile home.

Cover image via Bernama (Facebook) & Harian Metro

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Owning a mobile home has become a dream come true for 19-year-old local YouTuber Nur Amira Syahira

The professional drummer and content creator recently bought an old mini bus and transformed it into her very own camper home.

Although she did not disclose the cost of the bus, she told Bernama that modifying the 19-year-old, 23-seater Hino bus still cost between RM10,000 and RM15,000.

"I sought the advice of a consultant company as a reference so that all modifications were done without flouting the law and are valid on the road."

According to photos, the bus features retractable seats that make a bedroom and dining room, a bathroom and kitchen with running water, and an outside dining area with a verandah.

"I placed more importance on things that can facilitate my work compared to the need to be stylish," she said.

"In fact, this camper bus gives me more opportunity to spend time with my family."

Image via Harian Metro
Image via Harian Metro

She also said that she had the savings to carry out the modifications as she has been creating content on YouTube for over 11 years

The talented lass from Penang shared that she has been posting drum covers on YouTube since she was eight years old, and her videos have amassed millions of views.

According to her YouTube channel, she has over 2.7 million subscribers, and her most watched video — a cover of Koi Mil Gaya from 1998 Bollywood hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai — boasts an impressive 37 million views.

A celebrity in her own right, she has also garnered a strong following on TikTok with over 1.4 million users following her daily antics.

With the camper bus, Nur Amira said she will be able to save on accommodation costs and travel safer while touring

"I am always on the move looking for things to upload on my Facebook and YouTube channel. Before having the motorhome, I had to rent a room at hotels or boarding houses which can be costly," she told New Straits Times.

The oldest of three siblings added that she aspires to tour the peninsula with her family now that she has a mobile home of her own.

SAYS spoke to Amira back in 2018 to ask her how she first got into drumming and how she learnt to play so well:

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