Did Crazy Rich Asians get Singapore right?

Constance Wu and Henry Golding in Crazy Rich Asians, which opens in Singapore next week.
Constance Wu and Henry Golding in Crazy Rich Asians, which opens in Singapore next week.PHOTO: WARNER BROS

The Straits Times spots what the movie gets right and wrong about Singapore

Decades ago, Hollywood crews came here when they needed the filth and corruption of the exotic East, as seen in the thriller Wit's End (1975) and the crime drama Saint Jack (1979).

Recently, thanks to incentives from the Government, teams from overseas came here again to find Future Asia, as seen in the science-fiction romance Equals (2015) and the action thriller Agent 47 (2015).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 16, 2018, with the headline 'Crazy Rich Asians on right track?'. Print Edition | Subscribe