Matthew Webb (played by Luke Treadaway) pulls up in Vera Chiang’s (Elizabeth Tan) neighbourhood in The Singapore Grip, in reality the junction of Armenian and Cannon streets, in Georgetown. Photo: Handout Matthew Webb (played by Luke Treadaway) pulls up in Vera Chiang’s (Elizabeth Tan) neighbourhood in The Singapore Grip, in reality the junction of Armenian and Cannon streets, in Georgetown. Photo: Handout
Matthew Webb (played by Luke Treadaway) pulls up in Vera Chiang’s (Elizabeth Tan) neighbourhood in The Singapore Grip, in reality the junction of Armenian and Cannon streets, in Georgetown. Photo: Handout

What is The Singapore Grip and why was it filmed in Kuala Lumpur and Penang?

  • In the lavish period drama, historic locations in Malaysia stand in for early 1940s Singapore
  • Heritage houses Carcosa Seri Negara, in Kuala Lumpur, and the Blue Mansion, in Georgetown, also appeared in Crazy Rich Asians

Topic |   Malaysia
Matthew Webb (played by Luke Treadaway) pulls up in Vera Chiang’s (Elizabeth Tan) neighbourhood in The Singapore Grip, in reality the junction of Armenian and Cannon streets, in Georgetown. Photo: Handout Matthew Webb (played by Luke Treadaway) pulls up in Vera Chiang’s (Elizabeth Tan) neighbourhood in The Singapore Grip, in reality the junction of Armenian and Cannon streets, in Georgetown. Photo: Handout
Matthew Webb (played by Luke Treadaway) pulls up in Vera Chiang’s (Elizabeth Tan) neighbourhood in The Singapore Grip, in reality the junction of Armenian and Cannon streets, in Georgetown. Photo: Handout
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