Where to Go in Singapore, According to Crazy Rich Asians

You can do this even if you don't have a crazy rich bank account!

Almost everyone we know has watched the hit movie Crazy Rich Asians, and seen the crazy rich interiors of the sets. You’ve probably also spotted a lot of famous Singaporean locations (most of the movie was shot in Singapore and Malaysia) where the cast was filmed gallivanting in opulent style.

But you don’t have to be crazy rich to enjoy these tourist spots; in fact, a lot of them can be enjoyed on a budget, or even for free! Here’s a not-crazy-rich itinerary:

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Merlion Park (1 Fullerton Road)

The most popular attraction of Singapore is (arguably) the Merlion Park, which is the setting for many photographs of tourists angling their mouths to "catch" the stream of water from the Merlion fountain. The original Merlion Park was built in 1972, but the famous statue was relocated to its present site on the other side of the Esplanade Bridge in 2002.

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Gardens by the Bay (18 Marina Gardens Drive)

Colin Khoo and Araminta Lee’s wedding reception was filmed at the Gardens by the Bay, a popular tourist destination in Singapore made photogenic by its otherworldly “Supertree Grove” of towering, tree-like structures. One of the attractions in Gardens by the Bay is the OCBC Skyway, a 128-meter-long aerial walkway. Entrance to this walkway costs SGD 8, but the outdoor gardens are free.

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Newton Food Centre (500 Clemenceau Avenue North, Newton)

Nick Young’s best friend Colin Khoo and his fiancé Araminta Lee treated Nick and Rachel to generous servings of satay, chili crab, and ice kachang at this famous hawkers’ center along Newton and Bukit Timah Roads because even crazy rich people can’t resist authentic Singaporean hawkers’ food. A dish at the Centre can cost from SGD 5 to SGD 20. 


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CHIJMES (30 Victoria Street)

The "'Wedding of the Century" of Colin and Araminta was shot in the historic building complex of CHIJMES. The Victorian-Gothic-style complex, with its first building erected in 1852, was restored in 1996 to house trendy bars and restaurants. The chapel that is seen in the film is an events venue and function hall.

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Humpback Seafood (18-20 Bukit Pasoh Road)

Remember the scene with Peik Lin commiserating with Rachel Chu and barking out her famous line: “Bok bok b*tch?” The two were seated at the Humpback Seafood restaurant at Bukit Pasoh Road, where you can get oysters for SGD 2 to SGD 3 each during their “Oyster Happy Hour.”  Bukit Pasoh is a trendy street located in Tanjong Pagar (near Chinatown) with picturesque, old shophouses adaptively reused as cafes, restaurants, and hip boutique hotels. 

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Ann Siang Hill (Ann Siang Hill, Singapore)

This one-way road located in Chinatown was where Michelle Yeoh’s character Eleanor has her mahjong scene-slash-showdown with Rachel. The scenic road is also lined with old shophouses complete with shuttered windows, patterned floor tiles, and arched doorways characteristic of the buildings’ colonial era.

This story originally appeared on Realliving.com.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Spot.ph editors.

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