You’ve watched the movie. You’ve probably read the book. Now it’s time to watch Kevin Kwan’s seminal work come alive and be the next Rachel Chu.
You don’t have to be a Singaporean billionaire or a wide-eyed ingenue to experience Singapore like the swish set in 2018’s blockbuster movie.
Recreate your favourite scenes at these iconic locations on your next Singapore trip with this Crazy Rich Asians Guide to Singapore.
Marina Bay Sands
Remember those sweeping shots of Singapore in the movie with the three odd looking skyscrapers? That’s Marina Bay Sands. The luxury hotel, and Singapore icon, is as luxe as it gets. The property is home to the world’s largest casino as well as the world’s highest infinity pool. Swim a lap in the rooftop pool and head downstairs for a bite at some of the most exclusive restaurants in the Eastern Hemisphere. The Marina Bay Sands also has a shopping area that is home to biggest names in haute couture such as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Balmain and others you probably can’t pronounce.
This pretty heritage spot is where the wedding of the year, in the movie at least, was held. An acronym for the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus Middle Education School, the building started life as a convent school in the 1800s. Today, the CHJIMES building holds dining, shopping and entertainment spots besides being the city’s most in-demand wedding venue.
Gardens by the Bay
One of the world’s most beautiful parks, Gardens by the Bay is a set of gardens built along the Singapore Waterfront. Opened in 2012, the themed gardens have greenhouses, rare plants, tree houses for children and the famous Supertrees that are home to enclaves of unique and exotic ferns, vines, orchids and a vast collection of bromeliads. Little surprise that the makes chose Gardens by the Bay for the filming of the wedding reception.
Located in Downtown Singapore, Esplanade Park is one of the oldest public parks in Singapore. This is where you will see some of the city’s most historic spots such as Queen Elizabeth Walk, the Cenotaph, and the Tan Kim Seng Fountain. Its also where the proposal scene was filmed. How cool is that?
Singapore Changi Airport
Voted the Best Airport in the Works for six years straight, Singapore Changi Airport http://www.changiairport.com/ is where the protagonist Rachel gets her first taste of Singapore. And not too bad as far as hors d’oeuvres go. The airport has parks, restaurants, luxury stores and even a movie theatre. And come April, Singapore Changi will have its very own Jewel; a brand-new annexe with fountains, cloud bowls, mazes and so much more.
Marina Bay Sands Skypark
The last one on our Crazy Rich Asians Guide to Singapore is the Marina Bay Sands Skypark. This is where you take in the glittering Singapore skyline whilst taking a dip in the infinity pool. The rooftop also has the delightful Spago bar and lounge and the Ce la Vie club;
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