7 ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Filming Locations In Singapore

If you’re visiting Singapore, then chances are you’ve seen the Hollywood hit Crazy Rich Asians. So, it’s a must to check out the Crazy Rich Asians filming locations in Singapore!

Haven’t seen the movie? Basically, Crazy Rich Asians follows New Yorker Rachel as she accompanies her long-time boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore, where she learns that Nick is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but one of its most sought-after bachelors.

Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and Nick’s own disapproving mother taking aim.

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1. Changi Airport

This is no ordinary airport! You’ll recognise this as the spot where Nick and Rachel land after their flight from NYC to Singapore. Singapore Changi Airport is consistently voted as the world’s best airport, and it’s clear to see why. This is where you’ll find the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, a sky garden, giant slides and more.

2. Newton Food Centre

Rachel and Nick go to Newton Food Centre, one of the many hawker centres (food courts) in Singapore. These are the best spots to try various street food at reasonable prices. There’s hundreds of them all over the city, but Newton Food Centre has some of the best eats.

3. Joo Chiat/Katong Neighbourhoods

Local thespian Tan Kheng Hua, who appears in the film as Kerry Chu (Rachel Chu’s mother), had a first-hand taste of Peranakan culture when she explored the district. Follow in her footsteps and take a stroll through Joo Chiat’s streets, while admiring the Chinese Baroque architecture and beautifully-conserved shophouses.

4. Sentosa Island

It’s not technically on Singapore island, but it’s just a quick trip away and is where Colin had his bachelor party. Sentosa Island has some of the best beaches in Singapore, amusement parks like Universal Studios, the Singapore Butterfly and Insect Kingdom, and an aquarium.

5. Gardens by the Bay

This is the glamorous reception venue for Colin and Araminta’s huge wedding, with three huge waterfront gardens, with plants seldom seen in this part of the world, ranging from species in cool, temperate climates to tropical forests and habitats. The Supertree Grove is famous for its nightly light display.

6. Raffles Singapore Hotel

Rachel and Nick stay in the beautiful Presidential Suite at the Raffles hotel in Singapore. Raffles Singapore is one of the few remaining great 19th century hotels in the world, introducing the world to private butlers, the Singapore Sling and its enduring, legendary service.

Crazy Rich Asians filming locations in Singapore
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7. Marina Bay Sands

We won’t spoil the movie by mentioning anything about the scene here, but it’s a big one! The landmark Marina Bay Sands is one of the best Crazy Rich Asians filming locations in Singapore.  You could make a good argument for this being one of the most iconic hotels with one of the most stunning infinity pools you’ll ever see.

Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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