NEWTON FOOD HAWKER CENTER
I’ve read the book and also watched the movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians’. The scene where the casts rave about street foods made me want to go to Newton Food Center in Singapore.
Other Crazy Rich Asians filming locations in Singapore includes Changi Airport, Gardens by the Bay, and Marina Bay Sands. But in this blog let’s focus on the location in the film where the protagonist Rachel (played by Constance Wu) and her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) join their soon-to-be-married friends Colin and Araminta for dinner after they land in Singapore. They went to Newton Food Center a food market where they order Hokkien mee (stir-fried egg and rice noodles), satay, and sambal stingray — to start.
How to go to Newton Food Center?
These Bus lines stop near Newton Hawker Centre: 143, 48, 5, 67, 972M
The best way though is to take the Subway or Metro, and in Singapore, we call it the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). Get off at Newton Station Exit B. Turn left follow the path round to the left cross the road opposite black and white buildings s and walkthrough for about 5 minutes.
Newton Food Center – what to expect?
It is definitely a tourist trap. Stalls usually have higher-than-normal prices compared to other Hawker Centers in Singapore. It’s not surprising that the prices are more expensive since it is targeting customers/tourists with a higher price threshold. However, beyond the prices, you will still get delicious Singaporean dishes. If you’re a budget traveler, I guess one try is enough. Then divulge yourself with local dishes at a cheaper price in other Hawker Centers.
If you make a visit, my top 3 recommendations to try are Laksa, Hainanese Chicken, and Kaya Toast.
You might want to read: Crazy Rich Asians – Book vs. Movie
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