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What screams "I'm rich" in Singapore?

What are some things you see people in Singapore do and you'll immediately know the person is rich?

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Apart from 'Crazy Rich Asians'...

1. Lamborghinis roaring across small roads

Well, I get it. You can afford a Lambo , and hence, you need to show it off. Even in heartland areas… I would too (maybe) if I could… 😂

Source: Robb Report

FYI Lamborghinis in Singapore can easily cost over $1mil with COE. This Lamborghini Huracán Evo costs close to SGD$1 milion, without COE. Yep.

That’s like the price of two 5 RM BTOs in a central location… Not that anyone can apply for two BTOs at once but just to put things into perspective…

2. Actually shopping at MBS

Most of us head to MBS for attractions like Gardens by the Bay or the Art Science Museum (since they do have Singaporean discounts).

But have you actually bought anything from MBS? Hmm…

Source: Longchamp Singapore

When I see shops like Coach, Jimmy Choo and Longchamp, I take a step away from it.

3. Having a Yacht Party

I bet most Singaporeans can’t even pronounce ‘Yacht’ properly (I confess, I'm one of them, I had to google).

Well, to first rent a yacht, the prices shown for booking are usually for the first 4h (not exactly sure since they don’t reflect the timings in the brochure)

  • $550++ for a 36 foot yacht (10 pax)

  • $10,500++ for a 128 foot yacht (50 pax)

Source: One15 Luxury Yachting

Here’s a bonus: Ordering fish at Mixed Rice (‘Cai Fan’) stores.

We all know to avoid ordering fish at our local ‘Cai Fan’ stores, since it can easily set us back an extra $2/$3.

But well, sometimes we just need to flex whatever minimal wealth we have, the only way us small fish (pun intended) can flex, so go ahead! proudly points to fish at local my coffee shop when I’m feeling brave sometimes​​​

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3d ago

@HC 😂🤷‍♀️
Rachelle
Rachelle

3d ago

@Andrew haha then what's your take on this? feel free to share! :)
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Answered 3d ago

Rich people don't always have to show off their wealth. Besides, owning yacht / expensive cars / property says nothing about the debt they may be carrying to finance these... Toys...

When I worked at a restaurant in nus (during school holidays) I realized that

  • the people who dress nice nice, act posh, have classy sunglasses, ask for free ice, extra chilly, order the cheaper items on the menu. They don't give tips even asking for multiple rounds of top up of coffee / tea / chilli / whether got free dessert to go with set lunch / complain about you having lousy service attitude.

  • the few old men who bring their families in for large family meals (total bill is 200+++) are dressed in singlet, berms, slippers. They drive Mercedes, are courteous, don't ask for a lot of extra freebies, and are generous with tips.

So don't judge people based on looks. Real wealth shows itself discreetly.

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Rachelle
Rachelle

3d ago

Definitely! Haha they're not 'screaming' I'm rich I guess, just subtle and discreet 😂
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1d ago

@Frankie well they didn't boast to me, they were putting their attention towards treating their family well. I don't think they ever had an intention to show off in the first place
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sucram
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Answered 3d ago

When you order fish for caifan !!!

Jokes aside, personally I have a dream to be rich one day and to me its when I can buy anything I want without any financial stress or worries!!

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Rachelle
Rachelle

3d ago

Haha fish for cai fan is real :") thanks for sharing Marcus! Yeah without any financial stress or worries sounds like a good dream to have 👍
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Frankie Rappaport
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Updated 3d ago

But Lambo: ugly sound

better buy 1.000.000 fish then​​​

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Rachelle
Rachelle

3d ago

Haha I guess it's music to some people's ears, all about perspective 😂 A $1mil fish.. HMMMMMM
Frankie Rappaport
Frankie Rappaport

2d ago

To sell the fish for the double of its buying price as a good Seedly student ought to do
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saylavee
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Answered 3d ago

Sometimes the more casual dressed, the richer they are. Why the need to flaunt their wealth? You'll never know if someone beside you is a millionaire. Lowkey ftw, or else it will attract the wrong attention. I can drive a bm but every month work till dog to pay off car loan, whats the point. Drive a vios but bank acc gao gao.

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Rachelle
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3d ago

Haha yes subtle and discreet like Mark Zuckerberg's wardrobe 😂
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Daniel Kok
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Answered 3d ago

Buying things without having to look at the price. thats a dream.

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3d ago

True
Rachelle
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3d ago

It is a for me too dream haha 😂
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