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I visited Singapore, the outlandishly wealthy setting of 'Crazy Rich Asians,' and was surprised by how much fun you can have even without billions

Posted On: 22 Jan 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

I visited Singapore, the outlandishly wealthy setting of 'Crazy Rich Asians,' and was surprised by how much fun you can have even without billions

Singapore is known worldwide for its extravagance and wealth.
I visited Singapore in May expecting it to be wildly expensive and out of reach for all but wealthy travelers.
But I found that the city was full of cheap, delicious food, efficient public transportation, top-notch museums, a budding nightlife scene, and beautiful parks.
As I quickly learned, if you do as the Singaporeans do, you can easily have a blast in the city without breaking the bank.
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In recent years, Singapore has become "a one-stop shop for Asia's rich," according to The New York Times , perhaps surpassing even Switzerland as a place for the world's millionaires and billionaires to park their money.
The airport has a private-jet terminal. The city-state's best-known landmark is a $6.6 billion megahotel that looks like a floating ship. And there are facilities like Le Freeport, an ultra-secure duty- and tax-free facility for the superrich to store their stuff.
In March, Singapore was...

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