How much would you pay for a romantic meal? A couple in Singapore have paid an eye-watering $2 million for the getaway of a lifetime, which includes a stay at Crazy Rich Asians’ Raffles Hotel, an 18-course Michelin-starred dinner, private jets and diamonds galore.
Spanning three days, the luxe experience is currently underway in Southeast Asia. Designed by World of Diamonds Group Director Karan Tilani, it starts in Singapore at a rooftop restaurant called 1-V:U for dinner, after which the couple can retreat to the Outpost Hotel for a good night’s sleep, where 10,000 roses will have been strewn around the room for them.
The next day, they’ll be ferried around in a Rolls-Royce and will get to see the best of the Lion City from a luxury yacht. From there, they’ll make their way to the Bombardier Global 6000 jet - an aircraft estimated to cost over $50 million.
After taking to the skies and reaching a staggering 40,000 feet, Chef Kirk Westaway of Michelin-starred restaurant JAAN will fix up a lavish 18-course dinner for the couple - complete with Krug and Dom Perignon champagne.
A special meal calls for special cutlery, so the lucky couple will get to use two pairs of diamond chopsticks, which include 42 diamonds at a total of 4.2 carats.
To make sure they look the part, they’ll also be presented with a 2.08ct blue diamond Jane Seymour ring, fixed in a rose gold-plated platinum setting.
From there, they’ll get to live like Nick Young and Rachel Chu from Crazy Rich Asians, as the couple will get to stay at the same hotel the pair did: the Raffles Hotel. No expense will be spared as they’ll make the Presidential Suite home for the evening.
The experience may sound extravagant, but it’s actually all in the name of charity. Proceeds from the sale of the dinner will go towards Danish charity DINNødhjælp, which aims to stamp out child mortality caused by pneumonia in Nigeria.
The foundation operates a children’s centre called the Land of Hope in Nigeria and funds will go towards providing children with pneumococcal vaccines.
You can learn more and donate to DINNødhjælp here.