This has been the summer of Crazy Rich Asians. Everyone seems to be reading Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel in anticipation of the cinema adjustment, which is set to reached theaters on Aug. 15.

While the characters are imaginary, most of the places they visit in the book are real. From favourite Singapore attractions to gorgeous vacation spots, there are a lot ends you are able to visit in person.( Sadly, the Wendy’s on Orchard Road where Astrid shed a Frosty in Charlie’s face appears to have shut, and your budget may be a limiting influence when it comes to many of the other smudges .)

Without further ado, there are 35 real-life orientations mentioned in Kwan’s book, including a few that will appear in the movie as well. Threatening: Spoilers abound.

1 Marina Bay Sands

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In the book, Nick takes Rachel, Peik Lin and Kerry to the SkyBar at Marina Bay Sands to drink Singapore Slings — gin-based concoctions. From the trailer, it’s clear the iconic resort will feature in the movie as well.

2 Raffles Hotel

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Peik Lin wants to take Rachel and Kerry to the Raffles Hotel, where the Singapore Sling was invented, but Nick deems it “too touristy.”

3 Lau Pa Sat

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On Rachel’s first night in Singapore, she goes to Lau Pa Sat for satay with Nick, Colin and Araminta. Lau Pa Sat is one of Singapore’s famed hawker middles, dining composites fitted with nutrient stallings selling inexpensive delicacies.

4 Fort Canning Park

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Colin and Araminta’s wedding reception takes residence in Singapore’s Fort Canning Park, where Nick evidences Rachel his old hideout in the gatehouse.

5 Sentosa Cove

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After Rachel separates up with Nick, he disguises out at Colin’s place in Sentosa Cove, a residential enclave on Sentosa Island.

6 Peranakan Houses

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While traveling through Asia, Rachel examines Peranakan terrace rooms( a la the ones envisioned above on Joo Chiat Road in Singapore ). The book too include an indication that Astrid owns a row of historical Peranakan shop mansions on Singapore’s Emerald Hill.

7 Keppel Shipyard

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Colin and Araminta’s wedding clients gather in a warehouse in the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore to board a ferry for the dinner reception on a private island.

8 The Padang

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Astrid’s husband, Michael, recollects playing football every week as a teen at the Padang, an open environment in Singapore’s downtown historic center.

9 Orchard Road

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Peik Lin substantiates Rachel Orchard Road and describes it as Singapore’s “version of Fifth Avenue.”

10 MacRitchie Reservoir

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Nick remembrances taking long steps with “his fathers” all over the MacRitchie Reservoir at nightfall while growing up.

11 Smith Street

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At the end of the book, Nick proposes Rachel, Kerry and Peik Lin go to Chinatown’s food market on Smith Street in Singapore, but Peik Lin complains it will be too mobbed. Nick too withdraws “hunting for kueh tutu” — a traditional elegance — in Chinatown in his younger years.

12 The Paragon

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Astrid enjoys buying jewelry at the imaginary Stephen Chia Jewels in the real-life Paragon shopping center on Orchard Road.

13 Old Airport Road Food Centre

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Nick also takes Rachel to the Old Airport Road Food Centre in Singapore.

14 Lucky Plaza

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Eleanor holds the best plaza to get rojak( a traditional fresh fruit and vegetable salad dish) in Singapore is a stall on the top floor of Lucky Plaza, a shopping center on Orchard Road.

15 Changi Airport

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When she arrives at Singapore’s Changi Airport, Rachel says she feels like she’s “at some upscale tropical resort.”

16 Newton Food Centre

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Before the group colonizes on Lau Pa Sat, Nick mentions liking the satay at Newton Food Centre, but Colin holds Newton is “only for expats and tourists.” In the movie modification, nonetheless, it seems the group chooses Newton.

17 Uluru

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Nick, Colin, Alistair, Mehmet and Lionel escape the Macau bachelor party to relax in Australia’s Northern Territory. They booze flat whites while gazing at Uluru, aka Ayers Rock, a massive sandstone monolith.

18 Watsons Bay

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Nick’s father disappears fishing in Watsons Bay in Sydney, Australia.

19 Hvar

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Colin and Araminta go to the Croatian island of Hvar for their honeymoon.

20 Cameron Highlands

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Nick plans to propose to Rachel in the Cameron Highlands in Malaysia.

21 Christ Church Malacca

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While driving to the Cameron Highlands, Nick and Rachel stop in the town of Malacca to witness the “distinctive crimson-hued facade of Christ Church, built by the Dutch.”

22 The Lakehouse

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After the disastrous meeting with his mother and grandmother in the Cameron Highlands, Nick notebooks Rachel a chamber at The Lakehouse, a Tudor-style inn in the “Valley of Eternal Spring.”

23 Repulse Bay

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Astrid takes a speedboat through Repulse Bay in Hong Kong to meet Charlie on a three-masted Chinese junk.

24 Lantau Island

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While sailing in Hong Kong, Charlie and Astrid pass Lantau Island, and Charlie bows at the bronze “Big Buddha” statue.

25 Aberdeen Harbour

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Eddie saved a 64 -foot yacht announced Kaiser at Aberdeen Marina in Hong Kong.

26 Lung King Heen

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Kitty and Alistair run into Serena Oh at Lung King Heen, a three-Michelin-star eatery at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong.

27 The Landmark

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Astrid walks through the Landmark shopping center in Hong Kong on her road to Charlie’s office.

28 Wynn Macau

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Bernard journals a penthouse suite at the sumptuous Wynn Macau for Colin’s bachelor party in the south coast of China.

29 Shenzhen

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Eleanor and her friends travel to the Chinese city of Shenzhen to browse and do some digging into Rachel’s past.

30 Four Seasons Hotel, George V

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Astrid and Charlie remained together at the Hotel George V( now the Four Seasons Hotel, George V) in Paris in 1995.

31 Mariage Freres

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Astrid recollects her time in Paris with Charlie, during which they had lunch at the luxury tea mansion Mariage Freres.

32 Le Grand Vefour


During their time in Paris, Astrid and Charlie dined at Le Grand Vefour.

33 Post Ranch Inn

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Peik Lin used to take Rachel out to eat at the comfortable Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California, during their years at Stanford.

34 Washington Square Park

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Rachel and Nick walk through Washington Square Park on their first date in New York City.

35 Tea& Sympathy

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Nick invites Rachel to waste the summer in Asia over afternoon tea at Tea& Sympathy in the West Village in New York.


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