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Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

1. Equals (2015)

1. Equals (2015)
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This sci-fi romance starred Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult and Guy Pearce.

Singapore served as the location of an apocalyptic society where human beings have had all emotions genetically removed so as to eliminate crimes and strife.

Viewers can catch glimpses of the Marina Barrage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Henderson Waves at Southern Ridges and the high-end condominium, Reflections at Keppel Bay.

2. Rogue Trader (1999)

2. Rogue Trader (1999)
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Based on the true story of British investment broker Nick Leeson (played by Ewan McGregor).

Leeson racked up losses of S$2.2 billion through risky trades while he was based in Singapore and brought down Britain’s oldest merchant bank, Barings.

He was sentenced to six and a half years in prison and was released in July 1999 for good behaviour.

He wrote the book that the film is based on while serving his sentence.

The movie included scenes of Raffles Hotel and the Central Business District.

3. Saint Jack (1979)

 3. Saint Jack (1979)
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This adaptation of Paul Theroux’s 1973 novel of the same name, based on the author’s personal experience in Singapore, was a product of guerilla filmmaking as director Peter Bogdanovich filmed it without permits or the government’s knowledge.

The movie was banned in Singapore and Malaysia, generally due to nudity and coarse language, until 2006 when Singapore lifted the ban and gave it a rating of M18.

Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

Crazy Rich Asians, the movie adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel, shows a side of Singapore most people – not even Singaporeans – get to see. It chronicles the lives of the country’s insanely rich, served with a side of romance and jealousy.

While the story is largely set in Singapore, filming took place both in the city state and neighbouring Malaysia, with attractions such as Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands and Newton Food Centre, and Malaysia’s Cheong Fatt Sze Mansion in Penang getting some airtime.

While Crazy is certainly the most recent high-profile Hollywood movie to be filmed in these here parts, it is by no means the only one.

Here are five other international titles that you may not have known were set or filmed in Singapore or Malaysia.

4. Lust, Caution (2007)

4. Lust, Caution (2007)
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Directed by Oscar-winner Ang Lee, this spy thriller set in 1930s and ’40s Hong Kong and Shanghai is about a group of students who are plotting to assassinate a Chinese intelligence chief.

Locations in Ipoh and Penang in Malaysia were used as stand-ins for this time period due to their pre-war architecture.

The movie starred Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Tang Wei, and marked Lee’s return to Chinese-language films after previously working on Hulk and Brokeback Mountain.

5. Entrapment (1999)

5. Entrapment (1999)
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This Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones-fronted thriller about an international art thief and an insurance investigator showcased Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Twin Towers several times.

However, then (and current) Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, was reportedly displeased that the film had shown the iconic landmark as being next to squalid slums.

In reality, they are surrounded by large gardens.

Another location that featured prominently in the film is the Bukit Jalil LRT station, which stood in for Pudu LRT station, because Connery wasn’t able to pronounce the name of the former correctly.

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