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How To Do A Crazy Rich Asians Singapore Tour On A Budget

Because it is possible, even if you don't have a crazy rich bank account!

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Photography: Warner Bros. Pictures (Main Photo)

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:

Merlion Park

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.

Cost: Free

Gardens by the Bay

Colin Khoo and Araminta Lee’s wedding reception was filmed at the Gardens by the Bay, a popular SG tourist destination made photogenic by its otherworldly “Supertree Grove” of towering, tree-like structures.

Cost: OCBC Skyway entrance is SG$8, but the outdoor gardens are free

Newton Food Centre

Nick’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 the famous hawkers’ center along Newton and Bukit Timah Roads, because even Crazy Rich people can’t resist authentic Singaporean hawkers’ food.

Cost: A dish at the Centre costs SG$5 to $20 

Chijmes

The Wedding of the Century of Colin and Araminta was shot in the historic building complex of CHIJMES. The Victorian-Gothic-style complex dates to 1852, and 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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Cost: If you’re just sightseeing, it’s free

Bukit Pasoh Road

Remember the scene with Peik Lin commiserating with Rachel Chu and barking out her famous line: “Bawk bawk, b*tch?” The two were seated at the Humpback Seafood restaurant at Bukit Pasoh Road.  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. 

Cost: At Humpback, their oysters will set you back SG$2 to $3 each during their “Oyster Happy Hour”

Ann Siang Hill

This one-way road located in Chinatown was where Michelle Yeoh’s character Eleanor has her iconic mahjong scene/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.

Cost: Free, if you’re just walking around; but you might want to duck into the many restaurants on the street

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