Here's How To Live Like A 'Crazy Rich Asian' Without Having To Break The Bank

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Enjoy the finer things in life - at a discount!

As we’ve seen from Crazy Rich Asians, Singapore is the place to be to live like a king or queen. But whilst it might look amazing from the outside, local citizens clearly don’t live the lifestyle you see or imagine. However, that all changes as prior luxuries affordable only to the wealthy can now be enjoyed by everyone. From fine dining to buying a branded handbag, we’ve got you covered.

So if you’re seeking that luxury lifestyle in Singapore on an average pay, here’s where to go to trick people into thinking you’ve got that enviable “Instagram-worthy” life. 

Singapore luxury without breaking the bank

1. 3-course fine dining – S$15 per head

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Price: S$15 per head (nett)

Address: 180 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 Nanyang Polytechnic Block F, Level 3, Singapore 569815
Telephone: +6451 4384
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays: 11.30am – 2.30pm

L’Rez by Nanyang Polytechnic F&B students have come up with an innovative concept. Singapore is no stranger to Michelin-star quality restaurants, but we can’t all afford to dine at such places. But here, everyone can enjoy the fine-dining experience, and enjoy higher-class cuisine like Shrimp Ceviche, Bouillabaisse and Salmon Gravlax. The 3-course meal here that goes for only S$15 comes with a Wasabi Salmon Ceviche, Char-Grilled Teriyaki Beef Steak, and a Matcha Choux au Craquelin. Plus, Nanyang Polytechnic staff and students enjoy a S$3 discount!

2. Louis Vuitton bag for ONLY S$50

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Price: S$50 per week

Address: ION Orchard, #01-23 and #02-14.
Telephone: 6451 4384
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm (From April to August only)

Louis Vuitton‘s renovated outlet at ION shopping mall is a welcome sight for shopaholics. Browse through the shops and enjoy that smell of leather without spending a cent. Just get your bag later on from bag rental services like Bagsnoenough, where you can experience the quality whilst keeping within budget.

3. Go for a European holiday cheaper than going to Asia!

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Price: S$350

Booking website: Fly Scoot

If you haven’t made up your mind about where to go for your honeymoon, consider Greece! Santorini is a gorgeous destination where you see sun-kissed beaches and fabulous architecture. And you spend half as much traveling there! Scoot can get you to Greece for as cheap as S$350.

4. Yacht party

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Price: S$50 per person

Address: Marina at Keppel Bay: 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382
Telephone: +68 8742 7242

The media has painted yacht parties has something the elite can only afford. And it’s also gained a bit of a bad rep as it’s usually seen in films with scantily clad (and attractive!) ladies and lots of alcohol.

Marina at Keppel bay lets you hire yachts to let you try it out for yourself! For corporate events hire the Lagoon 450 for S$2200. And for smaller scale gatherings with friends, you can rent the Popeye from S$570.

5. Monthly wardrobe makeover – designer clothes edition

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Price: S$99 per month

Telephone: 6451 4384
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm (From April to August only)

Style Theory has changed the game for ladies. Wear only branded clothing with this clothes rental service which offer the most variety in Singapore. For S$129 per month (S$99 for the first month), you can rent up to 3 designer clothing items (each worth approximately S$600). So you save S$1671 and can keep looking amazing with new outfits every month! And the subscription includes delivery and dry cleaning!

 

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Vinnie Wong