Photo by Joy Asico
Henry Golding and Constance Wu
Henry Golding and Constance Wu

“Singapore is really the main star of this movie,” said Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, Singapore’s Ambassador to the USA, in opening remarks prior to the private screening of Crazy Rich Asians at The National Archives’ McGowan Theater hosted by Ambassador Charles Rivkin and the Motion Picture Association of America. “Two months ago many of you in Washington and around the world were watching the summit between President Trump and General Kim [Jong-un].  This will be a different image of Singapore. This will be that fun image of Singapore. We’re all not crazy, we’re all not rich, but we all like to have fun. So you will see images of Singapore that if you travel to Singapore, you can actually go to all these places; that crazy, rich Asian castle and especially enjoy the Raffles Hotel, the Singapore Sling, or the food court with the great food because that’s what, in may ways, Singapore showcases in this movie.”