You Can Now Experience What It's Like To Be 'Crazy Rich Asians' At The Blue Mansion
Having already made USD34 million (RM140 million) in just five days in the US box office, the history-making rom-com Crazy Rich Asians is doing a A+ job of bringing Malaysia and Singapore into the spotlight
Not only did it make history as the first Hollywood movie to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years, Crazy Rich Asians - which stars Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh - became the highest-opening romantic comedy since 2015 after earning a cumulative USD34 million since it opened in the US on Wednesday, 15 August.
The movie, which centres on an Asian-American woman meeting her boyfriend's extremely wealthy family in Singapore, also stars Fresh Off the Boat's Constance Wu as the female lead and is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Singapore-born Kevin Kwan.
True to its Singaporean roots, the film was shot in various locations across Singapore and Malaysia. In fact, one of the film's pivotal scenes was shot in the iconic Blue Mansion a.k.a. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in Penang.
Besides moonlighting as a filming location, the former home of 20th century Chinese businessman Cheong Fatt Tze is now a heritage boutique hotel that also runs daily guided tours for curious tourists and history enthusiasts.
In honour of the film's release, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion is offering you the chance of a lifetime to rent out the entire mansion and live like a 'Crazy Rich Asian' for 24 hours
Expect to be greeted with lavish welcome gifts in each room, after which you can start off your One Night at the Mansion experience with Nyonya afternoon tea and a mahjong session
Come sundown, adjourn to one of the mansion's courtyards for cocktails and a private guzheng performance. #peakfancy
Dinner is also an atas affair, as you and your companions will be treated to a gourmet feast of contemporary East-meets-West dishes at the mansion's fine dining establishment Indigo
The sun may have risen in the morning, but you can choose to stay under the fancy sheets and have breakfast delivered to your room
Alternatively, you can also stretch your legs and head to the main courtyard to soak in the early morning tranquility before returning to the hubbub of reality. French bubbly is also included, by the way. ;)
Starting rates for the One Night at the Mansion experience start at RM50,000, which includes one night's accommodation for 36 adults
Crazy Rich Asians opens in cinemas nationwide this Thursday, 22 August