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Living the 'Crazy Rich Asians' Dream: Visit Glamorous Filming Locations in Singapore & Malaysia

Imagine: enjoying the turquoise waters in Langkawi or breathing in the air of unspoken luxury at the iconic Raffles Hotel, or wandering through the vibrant hawker centers where Nick and Rachel's romance blossomed. If the world of 'Crazy Rich Asians' captured your heart in 2018, then you know what we are talking about! I love Michelle Yeoh since 'Memoirs of a Geisha`, but when she portrayed Eleanor Young in 'Crazy Rich Asians,' my admiration for her sophisticated style just skyrocketed. She truly deserves being the first Malaysian actress to win an Oscar!

 

I believe that the success of this blockbuster isn't just in its great cast or storyline; it's also in the exotic and luxurious filming locations. Malaysia, with its breathtaking vistas in Penang, Langkawi, and the vibrant cityscape of Kuala Lumpur, set the stage for many unforgettable scenes. And Singapore provided the glitz and glamor, showcasing its cosmopolitan allure through various iconic spots, just like the Merlion Park.

 

Join me on a virtual tour through these exquisite filming locations in Malaysia and Singapore, where the allure of the silver screen meets reality. And if you're eager to experience these settings firsthand, our tours offer an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of 'Crazy Rich Asians' as you explore these stunning destinations.

 

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The Blue Mansion, Penang: A Slice of Architectural Grandeur

This UNESCO World Heritage Site served as Tyersall Park in the movie, Nick Young's family home. The Blue Mansion, also known as Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, isn't just a backdrop for a blockbuster movie; it's a testament to Penang's rich cultural past. Constructed in the late 19th century, this iconic indigo-hued mansion stands as a fusion of Eastern and Western architectural styles, reflecting the eclectic tastes of its original owner, the illustrious tycoon Cheong Fatt Tze.

You can visit the iconic Blue Mansion on our guided Georgetown tours, which is included in most of our Penang itineraries! Additionally, the Blue Mansion has hotel rooms as well if you want to stay there: it offers luxurious accommodations steeped in history. Each room is a harmonious blend of antique furniture and modern amenities, offering guests a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the lavish lifestyle of a bygone era.



Four Seasons Langkawi: Where Luxury Meets Paradise

The breathtaking Four Seasons Langkawi, where the movie's stunning wedding scenes unfolded. While Araminta Lee, Colin`s bride-to-be, hosts her bachelorette party at the Four Seasons Langkawi, Nick`s friend Colin Khoo`s bachelor party were also shot in Langkawi. Langkawi, an archipelago steeped in folklore and legend, carries tales of piracy and trade routes dating back centuries. These pristine shores, once a refuge for pirates and fishermen, now host luxurious resorts, but the spirit of its history still whispers through the swaying palms and turquoise waters. Langkawi holds a special place in my heart as it was where my love affair with Malaysia began in 2010 while I was attending my university in Malaysia.

 

Think crystal-clear waters, powdery beaches, and a vibe that screams relaxation and elegance. You might not be tying the knot, but you'll feel like royalty taking in those breathtaking views. Four Seasons Hotel Langkawi has been featured in one of our signature itineraries: MALAYSIA UNVEILED: From KL's Skyscrapers to Tranquil Beaches as well. This luxurious resort embodies the essence of our curated experiences, offering a perfect blend of indulgence and nature's splendor. If you seek a holiday amidst pristine nature surrounded by mangrove forests and limestone cliffs, the Four Seasons Langkawi is an absolute must.

 



Singapore's Gardens by the Bay: Nature's Extravaganza

After the wedding ceremony, the extravagant reception in "Crazy Rich Asians" happened at Gardens by the Bay, a meticulously crafted 250-acre nature park serving as a dramatic setting suitable for such a lavish event. Step into Chu's world as you stroll along the elevated walkway that connects the iconic Supertree Grove, resembling towering trees adorned with lush vertical gardens, a sight that transforms into an even more spectacular marvel when illuminated against the night sky. The bay area, reclaimed from the sea, pays homage to the nation's commitment to sustainable development. Take a moment to appreciate the history of Singapore while you marvel the beautiful views from Marina Bay.

 

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And guess what? You can explore Gardens by the Bay with Malaya Travel too! This popular tourist spot, along with Marina Bay Sands, features prominently in many of our curated itineraries. Take, for example, our 'Singapore Discovery,' a five-day luxurious tour that unveils the essence of Singapore. Embark on a journey across this vibrant city-state, savoring delicious cuisine, immersing in unique attractions, and delving into Singapore's rich history and heritage. It's an adventure that promises to leave you speechless by the tapestry of experiences this incredible city has to offer.


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Hawker Centre: Taste the Flavors, Feel the Buzz

Hawker centres (yepp, Singaporeans use British English) in Singapore are the beating heart of the nation's culinary landscape, renowned for their affordable and delicious food. The communal dining experience, shared among people from all walks of life, embodies the spirit of Singapore—a melting pot of cultures united by a love for great food.

In "Crazy Rich Asians," several scenes were filmed at hawker centers in Singapore, showcasing the vibrant atmosphere and delicious local cuisine. Remember that scene from "Crazy Rich Asians", which was shot at Newton Food Centre, where characters in the movie indulged in mouthwatering hawker fare. Another notable hawker center featured in the film is the Chomp Chomp Food Centre, known for its array of local delights.

At Malaya Travel, we believe that experiencing a destination's culinary landscape is about more than just tasting local street food. When you travel with us, we curate an immersive gastronomic journey that extends beyond hawker centers and traditional eateries. Alongside indulging in authentic street flavors, we take you on a culinary exploration that includes currently trendy and emerging restaurants, local favorites, and contemporary tastes. Our aim is to connect you not only to the historical and cultural aspects but also to the dynamic and evolving present of each destination through its cuisine.



Raffles Hotel Singapore: Where History Meets Luxury

It's no surprise that Rachel and Nick checked into the legendary Raffles Hotel in Singapore, often dubbed the 'Grande Dame' of the city. Within its storied walls, they found home in the opulent Presidential Suite. You must be truly crazy rich to book one of Singapore`s most luxurious suite: a nightly rate reaching nearly $45,000 makes it a dream for most of us! Established in 1887, Raffles Hotel has been a hallmark of luxury and sophistication, hosting a prestigious array of guests, including renowned writers, celebrities, and royalty. Today, the hotel seamlessly blends Victorian, Indian, and Malay architectural styles, mirroring Singapore's evolution from a colonial outpost to a vibrant metropolis.


The hotel's charm extends beyond its suites. The iconic Long Bar, famed as the birthplace of the Singapore Sling Cocktail, offers an experience that's both historic and delightful. And you can indulge in this iconic drink on our signature Grand Raffles Walking Tour too! Join us to uncover the secrets behind the Singapore Sling, learning its recipe and relishing it like a local. Want to be truly authentic, just toss those peanut shells on the ground…

 

When exploring Singapore with Malaya Travel, Raffles Hotel Singapore stands as an exceptional choice for unparalleled service in the most luxurious setting. While a night's stay begins around $1000, the experience is truly a highlight of any Singapore itinerary.

 


 

Malaya Travel lets you dive into the cool places you saw in 'Crazy Rich Asians.' If you got excited about fancy mansions and amazing landscapes in the movie, our tours make those spots real for you. We bring alive places like the Blue Mansion in Penang and the super fancy Four Seasons in Langkawi. You'll see the Gardens by the Bay and taste yummy food at Singapore's hawker centers. We've set up trips so you can enjoy every bit of these famous spots. And you can't miss the famous Raffles Hotel in Singapore! Join our Grand Raffles Walking Tour to know all about the fancy drink called Singapore Sling and feel the luxury of this historic hotel. We don't just do regular tours; we make sure you have awesome experiences. You'll feel like you're in 'Crazy Rich Asians' with our tours. If you want a holiday that feels as grand as the movie, our trips in Malaysia and Singapore are perfect. Come with us and make those movie dreams real!

 


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