Crazy Rich Asians Filming Locations You Can Visit in Malaysia

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Crazy Rich Asians is a highly-anticipated Hollywood movie starring a full Asian cast. Malaysian Henry Golding plays the lead character, while other actors include Gemma Chan, Harry Shum Jr., Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, Sonoya Mizuno, and Pierre Png, among others. See the trailer here.

Directed by Jon M. Chu, the movie is based on a novel by Kevin Kwan. The story revolves around Nick (Henry Golding) – a ‘crazy rich Asian’ – and his girlfriend, friends, and family. As we wait for the movie to reach Malaysian shores, it’s fun to note that several scenes were shot in Malaysia!

The Lakehouse, Cameron Highlands

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We can almost smell the fresh air by looking at this picture, can you? The Lakehouse looks incredibly peaceful and dreamy. We’re seriously considering a trip to Cameron Highlands soon, Crazy Rich Asians casting location or not!

Tea plantation, Cameron Highlands

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A popular wedding photoshoot location, the tea plantations in Cameron Highlands made the list too. If making a trip here, bring along a picnic basket and make the most of the cool weather!

Christ Church, Melaka

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Perhaps the most-visited tourist spot in Melaka, Christ Church is one of the filming locations too. With it’s outstanding red walls against a perfect blue sky, we’re glad to see Melaka represented in this movie.

Pro tip: Try the durian cendol directly opposite the zebra crossing to the left of this photo – it’s good!

Rawa Island, Langkawi

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Just look at the clear turquoise waters and blue, blue sky! It’s no wonder this beautiful island was chosen as a location for Crazy Rich Asians.

Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

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Luxurious and exclusive, we’re looking forward to the scenes shot at the Four Seasons Resort Langkawi.

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Penang

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Also known as the Blue Mansion, this boutique hotel has charmed visitors from all over the world. Whether you’re just dropping by or staying the night here, remember to take a picture against its iconic blue walls.

Pro tip: If planning to visit Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion soon, time your trip to sync with the Penang International Street Food Festival!


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