Hit film Crazy Rich Asians was a soft power win for Singapore.

Trump and Kim, Crazy Rich Asians, and Asean: Singapore’s riding high, but there are pitfalls to its new-found fame

  • Whether it was the Trump-Kim summit or Crazy Rich Asians fever, Singapore put a miserable 2017 behind it with a super-charged soft power performance in 2018
  • But some warn of pitfalls to its new-found fame
Topic |   Asean

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Hit film Crazy Rich Asians was a soft power win for Singapore.
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.