As well as being the “best rom-com of the decade,” Crazy Rich Asians is basically an ode to the opulence and luxury of Singapore, with its six-star hotels, mouthwatering food markets and chic rooftop bars.
When you see the film, you’ll want to book a one-way ticket to Singapore. Stat. Luckily for you, we’ve written a guide to Singapore – Crazy Rich Asians style. You’re welcome.
Where To Stay
Andaz hotel/ Hyatt – situated right in the thriving hub between Little India and Kampong Glam, this hotel looks like a giant metal bee hive, complete with 24 hour gym, rooftop infinity pool, and our personal favourite, complimentary wine time from 5pm-7pm. Mr Stork is the hotel’s rooftop bar, where you can sip your champagne or cleverly crafted cocktail while taking in the 360-degree views of Singapore.
Where To Eat
The hawker centres – as seen in the movie (Newton Food Centre is where Colin & Araminta take Nick and Rachel when they land) is a smorgasbord of the most iconic and delicious Michelin-starred street foods. Hot tip: try the fried carrot cake. Although the name suggests a delicious slice of cake, it’s actually more like a radish, egg, & garlic omelet. Order white fried carrot cake or black (made with dark soy sauce) this dish is so moorish, you’ll be lining up again and again.
Have a pre-dinner drink at Gibson Bar in Bukit Pasoh where in the movie, Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) vents to best friend Peik Lin (Nora Lum aka Awkwafina) about her boyfriend’s crazy mother. We highly recommended the cocktails Buddah’s Mule and Sake-tini.