Grand Prix Season Singapore is almost upon us once again, as Singapore welcomes visitors to a non-stop celebration: blockbuster concerts, glitzy parties and a dazzling array of cultural and entertainment options – and not forgetting the Lion City’s world-renowned gastronomic delights.
This year marks the ninth year of the FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX. The world’s first night race proved a sensation when the inaugural Singapore FORMULA 1 race was run in 2008, and today it remains a unique and much anticipated highlight on the race calendar.
FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
The F1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix will take place Friday 16 September – Sunday 18 September 2016. Here’s the scheduled racing times:
Practice 1: Friday 16 September – 18:00-19:30
Practice 2: Friday 16 September – 21:30-23:00
Practice 3: Saturday 17 September – 18:00-19:00
Qualifying: Saturday 17 September – 21:00-22:00
Race: Sunday 19 September – 20:00-22:00
Race weekend performances
A star-studded array of performers will celebrate FORMULA 1 weekend, including Kylie Minogue, Queen & Adam Lambert and KC and the Sunshine Band. Ticketholders can also enjoy full-length concerts from multi-platinum artists Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Bastille and Pentatonix.
Tickets to the 2016 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX start from $78 (Friday Zone 4 Walkabout Ticket). Book online at www.singaporegp.sg or contact your local travel agent.
Amber Lounge, The Original GPSS Experience
Singapore, home to FORMULA 1’s first-ever night race, is one of Amber Lounge’s most glamorous and exotic destinations. A celebrity and FORMULA 1 driver hotspot, Amber Lounge Singapore has proven to be the nightlife destination in the Far East, merging the wild party spirit of the West with the opulence and splendour of the Orient.
Saturday, 17 Sept, 11pm
Start the evening with the Amber Lounge FORMULA 1 Driver Fashion Show – a haute couture runway presentation from leading international designers. It will be a breathtaking fashion show after-party, with International DJ live performances.
Sunday, 18 Sept, 11pm
The closing party is the most anticipated night of the weekend, where the FORMULA 1 drivers and teams move straight from the paddock to the party for post-race celebrations. Iconic live acts, DJs and free-flowing champagne
Address: Temasek Reflection (Water Wall behind Millenia Tower), 1 Temasek Avenue
Nearest MRT station: Promenade (CC4/ DT15)
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival
Soak in the festive mood of the Mid-Autumn Festival at Chinatown. The official light up and opening ceremony will be followed by more than a month of beautiful street light-up (Sept 3-30 2016) along Chinatown. Be enthralled by the traditional decor all around Chinatown. The light-up lanterns was conceptualised by faculty and students of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA).
With a plethora of brightly lit stalls lining up the streets of Chinatown and in front of the People’s Park Complex, visitors can enjoy brilliant lights and festive decorations of the Festive Bazaar & Carnival (Sept 2-15) and shop for traditional knick-knacks from mooncakes, decorative items, and festive fruits to potted plants and lanterns.
Address: Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road and South Bridge Road, Chinatown
Nearest MRT station: Chinatown (DT 19/ NE4)
Zouk Clarke Quay Bloc Party
Zouk launches its first ever Zouk Bloc Party at Clarke Quay, as a prelude to the big move to the new venue – and to join in the Grand Prix Season Singapore festivities. This block party will feature the much loved Zouk Flea & Easy pop-up and the popular ZouKIDisco. Start the day at Zouk Flea & Easy; everyone’s favourite flea market and afternoon party. It is the ultimate shopping haven for style-meisters and bargain hunters alike, amidst chillax tunes. The young ones can bring on those dance moves with mums and dads at ZouKIDisco. To feed the hunger pangs, tantalise the tastebuds with food fare with an Asian Twist from the freshly opened Red Tail.
The party continues into the night with DJ Jeremy Boon and DJ Zushan and many more. Encapsulating everything local within a social space, the Zouk Bloc Party is for everyone of all ages.
Ultra Singapore 2016
Ultra Singapore will be the first South East Asian edition of one of the biggest electronic dance music festivals in the world. This much anticipated event from the team behind Miami’s Ultra Music Festival will feature three stages, 40 artists, and a world- class stage production with state-of- the-art visuals.
Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay
Nearest MRT station: Bayfront (CE1/ DT16)