Many films offer viewers a glimpse into a life they can only imagine, and Crazy Rich Asians — as the title suggests – goes even further than most. The romantic comedy’s setting is dripping with luxury and wealth, and part of the fun of the film is the lavish lifestyle and social status displayed by the family of protagonist Nick Young (played by Henry Golding).
If you want to get away from it all for a bit, you can actually stay in one of the places featured in the movie. The luxury resort in Singapore where Rachel and Nick are hosting their farewell party is a real-life venue that accepts guests.
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ tackles wealth and culture gaps
In boobies rich asian, Chinese-American teacher Rachel Chu (played by Constance Wu) travels to Singapore with her boyfriend Nick to attend his friend’s wedding. She expects to stay with her family, whom she is meeting for the first time, but as the journey progresses she discovers that she is not exactly welcome in the group.
Nick’s legacy is one of extreme wealth that grants his family a status akin to royalty, and he has expectations to live up to in Singapore in the form of taking over the family business. Rachel – who has a job she loves in New York and a modest financial situation – is not part of the plan.
As the story unfolds, the film explores themes of love, family ties, and class status. Along the way, it also gave a huge boost to Asian representation on the big screen, something Hollywood was sorely lacking.
Like any good rom-com, it ends feeling good, and the setting for that conclusion represents opulence and luxury.
You can stay at the Marina Bay Sands resort
Often movie sets are built for the needs of the movie and not available in real life. Not so with the resort where Nick and Rachel held their farewell party. It was filmed in the real Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore. In particular, the film crew took advantage of the beautiful backdrops available in the resort’s Sands SkyPark, an observation deck that sits 56 stories above Marina Bay.
This place also houses the CÉ LA VI lounge and restaurant, where the film party took place. The infinity pool that allows guests to swim to the edge of the observation deck and admire the view is also real.
Other amenities at the actual resort version include a spa, in-room flower arrangements, fine dining, and a fitness center.
‘Crazy Rich Asians’ filmed in many beautiful locations
As Cathay Pacific reports, the resort town of Marina Bay Sands wasn’t the only stunning location used for the film.
Araminta’s bachelorette party, for example, was set against the white sand beaches of the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi. Rachel and the other ladies get massages at the resort’s Geo Spa, and you can follow in their footsteps while relaxing overlooking the Andaman Sea.
The Kingsford Hotel is a fictional name, but filming was done at the Raffles Hotel, an actual location that sports the colonial style captured in the film. Even the infamous “Blue Mansion” can be booked. The actual version is called Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and is available for rental.
As for the wedding itself, it took place in Chijmes, a former school and convent transformed into a sophisticated event venue.
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