Forget to wear gold is to drink… 5 crazy rich Asian ways to splash your money in Singapore

  • Forget to wear gold is to drink… 5 crazy rich Asian ways to splash your money in Singapore
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    Singapore is a place for new Hollywood film ‘crazy rich Asians’ – a novel by the best-selling book that explores the insatiable consumerism of new money and wealth on the continent to produce more billionaires than any other place.
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Singapore is a place for new Hollywood film ‘crazy rich Asians’ – a novel by the best-selling book that explores the insatiable consumerism of new money and wealth on the continent to produce more billionaires than any other place.

While low-tax financial centre, often called a toy for the rich, the wealthy of Singapore, tend to live a more conservative, low-key life, than in Hong Kong showy socialites or high-rollers in Macau.

In step with the film’s release in theaters in the US on Wednesday and in anticipation of its release in the city-state next week, here are five ways to spend their money in Singapore.

 

1. ORCHID-SHAPED SUPERCARS

Cars in Singapore are some of the most expensive in the world, because of the huge state taxes, to limit their number in the tiny island-state.

This does not prevent the super-rich – Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini are usually sighted. When the character of Singapore in the book by Kevin Kwan, Peik Lin, moved to America to study, she immediately buys a Porsche, saying: “such a deal”.

For the super-rich, a patriot, a Singapore firm vanda Electrician has developed an electric supercar – Dendrobium. Its roof and doors open synchronously to remind Orchid, which is native to Singapore and then the vehicle is called.

The show car is built on the technology ARM of the Formula one team Williams, it was announced last year. It was originally estimated at about 3 million euros before taxes, while Wanda electricians suggest the final price will probably be lower.

 

 

2. YACHTS WITH SUBMARINES

Yachts are an affordable alternative to these luxury cars.

“Impulse purchases of luxury items such as yachts are becoming more common,” said Phil Gregory, head of the Singapore yacht dealer Simpson marine, which sell everything from sport boats to yachts worth tens of millions of dollars.

Gregory said that the Singapore-clients, some of the most sophisticated tastes and an eye for style: sometimes he flies to Europe on the deck of his yacht with luxurious furnishings from the masters of Milan and the world famous Carrara marble directly from the quarries in Tuscany.

Others have more unusual requests. They include a custom ‘lounge beach club-style’ set under the swimming pool, helipad and even a place to Park a small submarine or a plane.

 

 

3. 999 roses

The famous Marina Bay Sands hotel, which resembles a giant surfboard perched on three columns – features prominently in the film’s trailer.

It offers only at the invitation of the Chairman Suite is the largest in Singapore – which has its own gym, hair salon and a karaoke room, and according to some media reports is worth more than 15 000 dollars per night. There is no publicly available price.

Loves a former British footballer David Beckham, and bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan stayed at the hotel.

George Rowe, Director of operations at the hotel “Marina Bay Sands”, and said that he had some unusual requests of their guests, including the organization of delivery of 999 roses of Address in Singapore as a surprise.

 

 

4. RARE BEEF

“You know that Singapore is the most obsessed country food on the planet?,” Nick young, a very well versed character ‘crazy rich Asians’ says his girlfriend Rachel Chu on the eve of his trip to the city-state.

Even shops hold a Michelin star in Singapore, but there is no shortage of places for the super-rich to fix them.

The restaurant Cut by Wolfgang Puck-the only one in Singapore to offer the Hokkaido snow beef, which is still less than Kobe beef – via an exclusive agreement with the private reserve in Japan.

Collected from the reserve each month, cut to about 20-30 steaks a month only two cattle is a piece that goes on the regular customers who visit the restaurant every time, when it comes to the menu, said General Manager Paul Joseph. The current price is$330 ($240) for a modest 170 gram serving.

 

 

5. GOLDEN TEA

Forget wearing gold in Singapore you can drink.

Boutique Singapore tea company twg tea claims to sell one of the world’s most expensive teas – white tea with a coating of 24 Karat gold, which is sold at s$19,000 per kilo.

Large Gold Yin Zhen described as “a glimpse of the divine in a glass of water”, and gold, as they say, anti oxidant properties that revitalize and rejuvenate the skin.

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