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'Crazy Rich Asians' a reflection of Singaporeans' aspirations

Lavish lifestyle depicted on screen offers reminder of very real inequality

Moviegoers in Singapore pass a poster for "Crazy Rich Asians," which showcases the growing wealth in the city-state. (Photo by Mayuko Tani)

SINGAPORE -- The Hollywood romantic comedy "Crazy Rich Asians" became an international sensation this year with its depiction of mind-boggling Singaporean affluence. But some in the city-state have been quick to note that the ostentatious displays of wealth are a world apart from the average resident. 

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