Hollywood does poor job of portraying richness of S'pore

When the trailer for the Crazy Rich Asians movie dropped earlier this week, I was thrilled - but also troubled.

I was excited because when I was growing up, the height of Singaporean representation in Hollywood was a running gag in the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies, which culminated in Chow Yun Fat as a pirate king declaring "Welcome to Singapore" in what looked very much like China. Not exactly a high bar.


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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 29, 2018, with the headline 'Hollywood does poor job of portraying richness of S'pore'. Print Edition | Subscribe