In case you needed reminding that Crazy Rich Asians is one of the best and most lavish movies made in recent years, a bit of property news from that very city: Sir James Dyson has bought what is thought to be the most expensive penthouse flat in Singapore.
And it's crazy.
Dyson, the inventor best known for his bagless vacuum cleaners and a supporter of Brexit, and his wife Lady Deirdre Dyson became tenants of the property on June 20th, shortly after Dyson announced his company would be moving its headquarters out of the UK and to Singapore.
Called a "bungalow in the sky", the three-story property sits atop the prestigious Wallich Residence, which itself is part of the Guoco Tower, the tallest building in Singapore.
Spanning 21,000 sq ft, it includes five bedrooms, a 600-bottle wine cellar, a private 12-metre pool, pool deck, cabana, jacuzzi room, bar facilities, entertainment room and a range of sumptuous other rooms.
Most impressive of all is surely the view from the 64th floor, the top floor of the penthouse, which overlooks the entire island city, including the Marina Bay Sands hotel and Sentosa.
When the property was first advertised in 2017, it was listed at a price of 100 million Singaporean dollars (£59m), which established it as the most expensive property of its kind in the country. However, it's reported that Dyson paid the slightly lower price of 73.8 million Singaporean dollars (£44m).
"Given the decision to locate the headquarters in Singapore and the growing focus of the company's business in the region, of course, James Dyson has bought a property there," a Dyson spokesman told Reuters in a statement.
What is a "super penthouse"?
While most of us associate penthouses with wealth, the very very wealthy are more inclined to size up a "super penthouse", of which there are only 11 in the world, thus making them extremely covetable.
According to luxury brokerage List Sotheby's International Realty (List SIR), Singapore, of those 11, six are based in Singapore.
Penthouses can be defined as luxury apartments on the top floor of a tall building. However, to qualify as a super penthouse, List SIR has said that a property must have a minimum floor space of 10,000 square feet, in a major city, with some basic facilities.
They must have uninterrupted 360 degree-views, double-height ceilings, a hotel-style concierge and "total 'wow' factor", says James Hyman, head of residential at Cluttons, UK.
Add-ons like butler service, a helipad, staircases nestled in living greenery in your living room or even interiors fully designed by luxury French brand Hermes are all very nice - and all very real features in some of the world's super penthouses.