You Can Now Experience What It's Like To Be 'Crazy Rich Asians' At The Blue Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion served as one of the film's shooting locations last year!

Cover image via Cheong Fatt Tze 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.

Michelle Yeoh (as Eleanor Young) walking into the mahjong scene shot in Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in 'Crazy Rich Asians'.

Image via Warner Bros. Pictures

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

So, if you have have at least RM50,000 to spare, send your enquiries or personalisation requests to [email protected].

PS: Let us know if you have any extra non-paying space, alright? :p 

Crazy Rich Asians opens in cinemas nationwide this Thursday, 22 August

Here's a sneak peek into the movie:

Meanwhile, check out other boutique hotels in Penang that were revamped from heritage buildings: