CRAZY RICH ASIANS COMES TO SINGAPORE

Crazy Rich Asians: A universal tale of love and family

(From left) Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding and Constance Wu star in Crazy Rich Asians. The film has just opened in Singapore and will roll out across the rest of Asia in the coming weeks.
(From left) Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding and Constance Wu star in Crazy Rich Asians. The film has just opened in Singapore and will roll out across the rest of Asia in the coming weeks. PHOTO: WARNER BROS PICTURES
Home-grown actress Fiona Xie (above, on the red carpet of the movie premiere in Singapore on Tuesday) plays a gold-digging bombshell in Crazy Rich Asians. The film is directed by Jon M. Chu (far right, with his wife, graphic designer Kristin Hodge).
Actresses Michelle Yeoh (left) and Constance Wu (third from left) face off in Crazy Rich Asians. With them are fellow cast members (from second left) Janice Koh, Amy Cheng and Selena Tan.PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, ALPHONSUS CHERN, WARNER BROS
Home-grown actress Fiona Xie (above, on the red carpet of the movie premiere in Singapore on Tuesday) plays a gold-digging bombshell in Crazy Rich Asians. The film is directed by Jon M. Chu (far right, with his wife, graphic designer Kristin Hodge).
Home-grown actress Fiona Xie (above, on the red carpet of the movie premiere in Singapore on Tuesday) plays a gold-digging bombshell in Crazy Rich Asians. The film is directed by Jon M. Chu. PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, ALPHONSUS CHERN, WARNER BROS
Home-grown actress Fiona Xie (above, on the red carpet of the movie premiere in Singapore on Tuesday) plays a gold-digging bombshell in Crazy Rich Asians. The film is directed by Jon M. Chu (far right, with his wife, graphic designer Kristin Hodge).
Home-grown actress Fiona Xie plays a gold-digging bombshell in Crazy Rich Asians. The film is directed by Jon M. Chu (above, with his wife, graphic designer Kristin Hodge). PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, ALPHONSUS CHERN, WARNER BROS

Cast and crew say the movie's appeal is a story that is relatable to people of all races

In the United States, the movie jumped to the top of the charts in its first week in theatres.

But will Crazy Rich Asians find the same traction in this part of the world, even with characters who have roots here?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 23, 2018, with the headline 'Universal tale of love and family'. Print Edition | Subscribe