Asked 3d ago
What are some things you see people in Singapore do and you'll immediately know the person is rich?
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
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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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!!
But Lambo: ugly sound
better buy 1.000.000 fish then
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.
Buying things without having to look at the price. thats a dream.