The real-life Malaysian and Singaporean locations in Crazy Rich Asians

by ANDREA TIM

At this point, we’ve only watched the Crazy Rich Asians trailer a million times. The film hits cinemas in Singapore (where it all happened) next week, and leading man Henry Golding will be there for the premiere, along with some of his co-stars Pierre Png, Tan Kheng Hua and Fiona Xie, as well as director Jon M. Chu.

Armed with nothing but the YouTube replay button, screencapture and good ol’ Google, we dissected the trailer for nearly (nearly! We’re not perfect; also, production secrets are kept well) every real-life filming location.

#1 The Singapore skyline

The location: The Merlion, Marina Bay Sands, ArtScience Museum and the Singapore Flyer feature throughout the trailer.

#2 Our guess: Musse boutique, Kuala Lumpur

Crazy Rich Asians locations
Screenshot: Warner Bros. Pictures

The scene: Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) shops with her mother Kerry Chu (Tan Kheng Hua) in New York.

The location: It’s only a hunch, but sometime last year, we saw Musse in Bangsar closed for filming. There was also a big screen placed in front of the windows of the boutique, which we’re now certain must have been the New York-like façade you see outside the windows in this scene.
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Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ to Pocket $5.3 Million on Wednesday

“Crazy Rich Asians” is on track for a dazzling debut.

Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated romantic comedy is expected to generate $5.3 million on Wednesday, according to early estimates. If projections hold, “Crazy Rich Asians” is heading for a weekend total of $19 million and a five-day tally of $27.5 million-plus. Some tracking predicts the movie, which carries a $30 million price tag, could top $30 million over the five-day period.
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Where Was ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Filmed?

This week, Crazy Rich Asians makes history as the first major Hollywood movie with an all-Asian cast since 1993’s The Joy Luck Club. Better still, it actually films in Asia: The story, originally a book by Kevin Kwan, follows Asian-American Rachel Chu as she heads to her boyfriend Nick’s hometown of Singapore for a friend’s wedding, only to find out his family is one of the wealthiest on the entire continent—and Nick’s mom is very hard to impress. Drama, Awkwafina one-liners, and a fashion montage follow, of course. Singapore plays its own part in the movie—we counted at least four Merlion shots in 120 minutes of screen time—and some of our favorite spots made the cut. “I was fascinated by this idea of the city of the future, with its mix of nature and modern buildings, that at the same time has this tropical colonial style about it,” says director Jon M. Chu (who also directed Now You See Me 2 and Step Up 2). “The island is just such a mishmash of commerce, of cultures, of food, of fashion. I wanted to show that both visually and through the characters.”
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