Istana Woodneuk, the site for the film Crazy Rich Asians is according to one estimate worth US$3.5 billion.
The all-Asian cast Hollywood blockbuster, earned millions becoming Asia’s most popular film with even the venue where the film was shot skyrocketing.
The palace is located in the vicinity of Holland Road and Tyersall Avenue, near the Singapore Botanic Gardens, sitting on one of the most desirable residential districts.
The palace, which used to be bigger in size, was built by the crown prince’s ancestors in the late 19th century. The land gradually became smaller as the government acquired land to extend the Botanic Gardens which is now a Unesco World Heritage Site.
While the building looks grand on the outside, with magnificent Peranakan style architecture, inside it is unfortunately enveloped by monkey feces.
It is currently out of bounce for residential and commercial purposes as the government has zoned it for “special use of green space.”
Other opulent mansions that were featured in the the film includes the gold-adorned mansion of ‘Pek Lin’s’ family home (a character in the movie), also known as “The Goh Mansion” , which is a real mansion in Singapore.
Another high end place is the bar where Rachel and Peik Lin had their girls night out which is located in Bukit Pasoh.
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