The movie Crazy Rich Asians introduced the West to the idea that Southeast Asia is home to some of the richest, most successful people on Earth. In fact, this tiny corner of the East is a haven for people looking to feel like they’re on top of the world, provided you have the money, of course!
Here are three of the most luxurious activities you can get around to doing in Southeast Asia:
Charter a Private Yacht in Singapore
Singapore is arguably one of the richest nations in Southeast Asia. The garden city is known for its expensive tastes, with Michelin-starred restaurants rubbing shoulder-to-shoulder with the most expensive luxury brands up and down Orchard Road.
In fact, Singapore is also home to some of the world’s most expensive real estate, not to mention the headquarters for multiple international corporations. It also boasts luxury buildings, beautiful architecture, and arguably the best food on Earth.
Because of this, Singapore has become a playground for the wealthy, and one of the best things you can do to flaunt your cash is to hire yourself a boat. Private yacht charters are a popular way to host an ultra-exclusive party for you and your friends, all while cruising around the city-state’s most beautiful beaches.
Bonus tip: Head over to hawker centers to get extremely cheap, but extremely good food!
Go for a Michelin-starred Meal in Macau, China
Macau is known as the Las Vegas of Southeast Asia, thanks to the proliferation of luxury casinos in the special administrative region. And with luxury casinos come luxury restaurants and other luxury activities.
Beyond this, Macau is also home to many beautiful European-style buildings, a holdover from the country’s Portuguese colonial heritage. If you have the time, take a city tour that will take you around some of Macau’s rich historical sites, not to mention its most luxurious casinos.
If you’ve worked up an appetite after winning at the poker table, head over to one of Macau’s numerous Michelin-starred restaurants. The city is home to at least a dozen of these restaurants that serve world-quality food that you won’t find anywhere else.
Bonus tip: Check out the Sky Jump at Macau’s tallest building if you’re looking for something a little more daring than roulette!
Rent a Private Island in Palawan, Philippines
The Philippines is known for having some of the best, most beautiful beaches in the entire world, and the island of Palawan is home to some of the most luxurious resorts in the entire country.
But if you’re looking for something a little more exclusive, you can rent out an entire island. This province of the Philippines allows tourists to rent out whole islands for parties, events, or if you’re just looking to temporarily lease out a little slice of heaven on Earth.
Most of these islands come with luxury amenities like resort-style housing, white sand beaches, private chefs, and private airplane/yacht transfers to and from the airport.
Bonus tip: Make the most of the Philippines’ amazingly fresh seafood that resorts usually catch in the waters around their islands. Sea to table dining at its finest!
If you have money to burn, these luxury activities are a must-try.