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4 Hollywood movies filmed in Singapore

Set and shot in the Lion City, these films put Singapore on the world map

Crazy Rich Asians
Photo: Warner Brothers
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With towering skyscrapers, futuristic architecture and lush greenery, Singapore has played a starring role in various films from Bollywood to Hollywood. Even HBO’s sci-fi series Westworld jumped on the bandwagon, filming at locations in the CBD for its third season. You can't deny the kick of seeing our modern metropolis on the big screen. Here are some that captured the city’s best – and perhaps terrifying – bits on the silver screen.

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Crazy Rich Asians
Photo: Warner Brothers
Film, Comedy

Crazy Rich Asians

Mainly set in Singapore, this high-profile Hollywood rom-com follows a Monster-in-Law-esque narrative we're well familiar with.

LOCATIONS: Dedicating a chunk of screentime to local food is essential when filming in Singapore – and Crazy Rich Asians nails it with a mouthwatering montage at Newton Hawker Centre.

Film, Science fiction

Equals

Think Romeo and Juliet in a deadpan dystopia. Two patients make their not-so-swift escape – all in the name of love.

LOCATIONS: For that sleek, futuristic setting, locations like Marina Barrage, Henderson Waves, and Reflections at Keppel Bay were chosen.

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Film, Action and adventure

Independence Day: Resurgence

Earth is under attack once again by alien invaders. Solution: the world must band together to save the planet from the extraterrestrial threat.

LOCATIONS: Singapore joins forces with London, Paris and New York – cities that the invading aliens wreck havoc upon. No surprise, key targerts include the iconic Marina Bay Sands.

Film, Action and adventure

Hitman: Agent 47

This video game action flick sees a killing machine (aka Agent 47) globetrotting from Berlin to Singapore to stop an oligarchy of baddies.

LOCATIONS: What’s crazier than a crowded CBD? The CBD plus an exciting car chase sequence. The shoot-out was filmed at a blue Comfort Cab-filled Robinson Road. There’s also a glimpse of the now-closed MPH bookstore in the background. Rumour has it that lead actor RupertFriend was the first civilian to legally fire a gun in Singapore. Places like Changi Airport, Chinatown and Gardens by the Bay also had their fair share of screentime.

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