The long awaited film adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians is right around the corner! If you catch the flick and think some of the shoot locations look familiar, then chances are you’ve probably been there. If not, it’s high-time you pay a visit to both Singapore and Malaysia.
Here are the Crazy Rich Asians shooting locations you should visit:
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Address: Newton, Singapore
Singapore is known for its many hawker stalls, so it’s no surprise that one of the shooting locations is at one of the major hubs of hawker stalls – Newton Food Centre.
Open daily from 12NN to 2AM, locals and tourists alike can help themselves to plates full of roast meat dishes, Chinese noodles, and Hainanese chicken rice, among others.
Address: Victoria Street, Singapore
CHIJMES Hall is an all-white Gothic-style 19th-century chapel brimming with glamour and sophistication. While it used to be a convent and school, Chijmes has become a restaurant hub and events place that boasts of high-ceilings, intricately detailed windows, and alluring corridors.
In the film, Colin Khoo and Araminta Lee’s extravagant wedding ceremony is held here.
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore
Gardens by the Bay has 18 gorgeous supertrees that delight tourists. Two-thirds of these artificial trees can be seen at the Supertree Grove. You may climb the trees to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Gardens and the Marina Bay.
Open daily from 5AM to 2AM, the Supertree Grove has no admission fees. They only charge guests who want to enter the OCBC Skyway, a must-visit 128-meter aerial walkway in Singapore.
Address: 1 Beach Road, Marina Bay, Singapore
Raffles Hotel is one of Singapore’s most elegant and luxurious hotels. The property has Colonial-style designs, well-appointed rooms, and beautifully landscaped gardens, making it the perfect go-to for the rich and famous.
One night can cost you about PHP25,000! It’s currently under renovation and will reopen next year.
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Currently lined with fancy restaurants and charming conservation shophouses, Bukit Pasoh Road was a popular hub for clan associations such as the Ee Hoe Hean Club, a millionaire’s club in the Lion City.
The area used to hold pot-making workshops, hence the name “Pasoh”, which means “earthenware pots” in Malay.
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
They say you haven’t seen Singapore in its entirety if you haven’t visited Marina Bay Sands SkyPark. Go to the 57th floor to see the breathtaking cityscape for free!
If you want to take a refreshing plunge in the world’s largest rooftop infinity pool, you have to book a stay as the pool is for guests only. In Crazy Rich Asians, the last few scenes were filmed here.
Address: Jalan Tanjung Rhu, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Boracay, Bali, and Phuket are definitely must-visit destinations in Southeast Asia. But if you’re looking for an alternative, Langkawi is your best bet. Referred to as “Rawa Island” in the movie, this lush archipelago has 99 pristine islands great for a relaxing getaway.
It also houses Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, where guests can take advantage of a private spa room and their own plunge pool. In the film, a lavish bridal party was shot here.
Address: 14 Leith Street, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia
Modern comforts with old-world charisma await those who book a stay at Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. It used to be the private residence of Chinese politician Cheong Fatt Tze.
Also known as the Blue Mansion, this heritage building has almost 40 guest rooms, granite courtyards, and highly appealing louvre windows. You’ll certainly feel like royalty when you stay here.
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