Was it really this time last year that Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix? Yup, I guess so. Well this year, the twelfth edition of the night race is back and is bigger than ever (quite literally, think over 260,000 people). Yikes.
Headlining on the opening night is Grammy award-winning Swedish House Mafia; who last performed in Singapore at the 2013 Grand Prix. The electric dance trio, will be joined by 'Hollaback Girl' and 'The Sweet Escape' singer Gwen Stefani plus rock legends Muse and Red Hot Chili Peppers; who will all take the stage on the second night. Not forgetting DJ Fatboy Slim, who’s set will be on both Saturday and Sunday night… work on Monday should be fun.
With both the night race and world-class artists keeping you entertained—the only thing needed is a respite to avoid the crowds—here are the best hotspots in the city to avoid the masses and catch a rooftop, panoramic view as you observe the action below.
The best place to catch all the F1 action is at the world’s highest alfresco bar (of course). 1-Altitude is having their F1 circuit party with international DJ acts Sandro Silva and Sherpa Jorg. Dance the night away, soak in the 360° panorama views and miss none of the action on the race track.
Entrance is charged at $68 from 6-9pm and $88 from 9pm onwards. Cover charge includes a premium pour and a Grand Prix cocktail.
1-Altitude is located at 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616 (tel: +65 6438 0410).
Cé La Vi
Circuit festivities at Marina Bay Sands will be full speed ahead in preparation for the highly anticipated race weekend. From catching practices with a cocktail in hand at the Sky Bar to partying the night away at the Club Lounge with international DJs—Serafin, Mr.White and Gabirel Poso plus Cé La Vi's resident DJs—there isn’t an excuse for you to stay at home during this F1 season.
Cover charges at the Club Lounge begin at $38 (inclusive of a premium pour).
Cé La Vi is located at 1 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, Singapore 018971 (tel: +65 6508 2188).
There’s nothing better than catching the live telecast of the race while overseeing the scenic Marina Bay, accompanied by fresh craft beers, and fine wine.
LeVeL33 is bringing the excitement to the top level of Marina Bay Financial Centre 1 so you can keep up-to-date from Friday till Sunday, from practice sessions until the main race.
The cover charge of $38 includes a 0.3l signature craft brew or a glass of selected wine. Also available is the Terrace Table Package (priced at $138 per guest) which includes outdoor seating and free flow craft beers and boutique wines.
LeVeL33 is located at 8 Marina Blvd, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1, Singapore 018981 (tel: +65 68343 133).
Smoke & Mirrors
Atop one of Singapore's historical icons, the National Gallery, enjoy panoramic sights of the city, an alfresco terrace and a view of the Grand Prix action in front of the Padang; not to mention beating the crowds. Hosting their fuel up Friday on the commencing night, there’s no better way to begin the F1 celebration’s.
Outdoor packages from $299 per guest which is inclusive of a dinner buffet and free flow drinks.
Smoke & Mirrors is located at 1 St. Andrew's Road, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, 178957 (tel: +65 9380 6316).
Wouldn't it be great to be perched above Singapore's highest hotel while in the heart of the action? Conveniently, this is just where Bar Rouge is situated. From sunset you’ll be able to catch an unforgettable live screening from above the track. Till sunrise you’ll party alongside international DJs Andy Purnell and the Bangkok Invaders. Bar Rogue is for all those ready to celebrate from dusk till dawn.
Race The Night 3-Day passes (inclusive of one drink per night) start from SGD60.
Bar Rogue is situated at 2 Stamford Rd, #71-01, Singapore 178882 (tel:+65 9177 7307).
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