Grand Prix Season returns to Singapore from 17
to 26 September 2010 with a whole range of parties, art
exhibitions, lifestyle experiences and, of course, an exciting
“The Singapore night race remains one of the
most exciting and visually spectacular races in the Formula One
season. With the race held right in the heart of the city, it is
also a boon to race-goers who can not only get up close to the
unique street race action but also enjoy easy access to any of the
myriad Grand Prix Season Singapore lifestyle offerings happening
within the circuit and all around the city,” said Mr Chew Tiong
Heng, Director (Destination Marketing) of the Singapore Tourism
Board (STB). “This year, the city skyline gains an extra sparkle
with the opening of the
Marina Bay Sands which will contribute to the diverse
activities that visitors can choose from when customising their
very own Grand Prix Season Singapore experience. Whether you are a
race-fan, shopaholic or gourmet enthusiast, the beauty of the city
lies in your hands to shape YourSingapore the way you like it to
Singapore’s 2009 Formula One race attracted over
90,000 unique spectators, of which more than 30,000 were foreign
visitors and generated $93 million in incremental tourism
The Grand Prix Season
Soundpark: It’s Going To Get Loud
The Grand Prix Season Singapore Soundpark at ION
Orchard Square is a showcase of the race and lifestyle components
under this year’s season theme "It’s Going To Get Loud". This
free-access attraction comprises of five elements: the biggest DJ
console in Singapore, a larger than life music experience that
lets visitors unleash their inner DJ with an interactive scratch
pad; a 13-metre long Soundbox for an immersive experience of
interactive media and designer sound-scapes; a DHL race car; the
Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix replica trophy by Royal
Selangor; and a race exhibition. To top it off, the Soundpark will
be abuzz with a slew of fringe music and dance performances every
weekend to get more people involved and informed about the season.
A star-studded lineup of international music
artistes like Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, Daughtry and Adam
Lambert will be performing at the LG Live at 2010 Formula 1
Singtel Singapore Grand Prix stage within the circuit park.
Other entertainment events include Avalon at
Large presents GO! featuring a stellar line-up of acts such as
Chemical Brothers, Empire of the Sun, Flo Rida, Above and Beyond,
Santigold, Steve Angello, and Steve Aoki, amongst others.
The third installment of Amber Lounge Singapore
will be launching its spin-off event, Amber Lounge Fashion, for
the first time outside of Monaco, in Singapore this year.
Returning to Temasek Reflections, Amber Lounge is a VIP nightlife experience and
after-party for F1 race drivers, and international celebrities.
After the successful launch of The Podium Lounge
during last year’s Season, this glamorous event returns for a
second star-studded year at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia poolside.
This home-grown event features a range of top local and
international DJs, a luxury timepieces and jewellery show and
charity auction featuring rare items from past and present Formula
Night entertainment establishments across the
island such as Attica, The Butter Factory, St. James Power
Station, The Forbidden City by IndoChine and Zouk will also offer
crowds numerous party options during Grand Prix Season Singapore
Visual Art Treats and Premium Showcases
The Orchard Road Business Association is also
generating noise for the season. Digital Nights @ Orchard, under
the Rev Up @ Orchard campaign, is a showcase of new media and
digital arts, including a live show featuring
international artists such as Bertrand Planes and Visual System.
Visitors will be treated to a suspended aerial light sculpture, a
digital red carpet pathway, a light and sound installation, and 3D
visual effects combined with a window mapping show at
participating malls including Mandarin Gallery, Paragon Shopping
Centre, TANGS and the public walkways of Ngee Ann City.
World renowned artists Miguel Chevalier – a
digital art pioneer on the international scene, along with LAb[au],
and Visual System will also feature four interactive visual
displays at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) as part of Digital
Nights @ SAM.
From 17 September to 24 October, the Opera
Gallery Master 2010 series “Art Beyond Limits” will bring
prestigious names in fine art to Singapore. This dynamic
exhibition celebrates human creativity, artistry and imagination
with free access outdoor exhibitions of monumental sculptures by
modern masters such as Marc Quinn, Manolo Valdés and Mr. Brainwash
at Orchard Road. Works by Manolo Valdés and Pablo Picasso, never
before exhibited in Singapore, will also be featured at Opera
Gallery in ION Orchard from 24 September.
“Names like Marc Quinn and Manolo Valdés have
long been synonymous with excellence in creativity. As leaders of
their respective genres, they have each understood the
pre-conceived boundaries of their mediums and taken bold steps
over these limitations. It is certainly in this spirit of pushing
artistic boundaries that we present “Art Beyond Limits” in tandem
with the night race and the Grand Prix Singapore Season 2010,”
Stéphane Le Pelletier, Director, Asia Pacific Opera Gallery.
Private Aviation Show 2010 is also returning on 23 September at
Seletar Air Base to showcase the latest private jets and
helicopters available for sale to or charter.
New Shopping Experiences
Formula One race fans can bring home a slice of
the intoxicating Season with limited-edition buys such as the 25
Hours Grand Prix Season Singapore Special Edition watch, Royal
Selangor 2010 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix miniature
trophy, limited edition X-Mini II Capsule Speaker, limited
edition TAG Heuer watches created specially for Singapore, and
iRoo Grand Prix Season Singapore clothing collection.
To encourage foreign visitors to shop during the
Grand Prix Season Singapore 2010, VISA will has launched special
promotions with exclusive giveaways.
In addition to events under the Grand Prix
Season Singapore, September will also see Singapore’s unique
multi-cultural heritage with the Mid-Autumn Festival, from 11
September to 10 October, and Hari Raya Aidilfitri, from 6 August
to 25 September, by the Chinese and Malay communities
During the festive periods, the enclaves of
Chinatown and Geylang Serai will be awash with cultural
festivities, dazzling street light-ups and vibrant street bazaars,
where a wide variety of food and shopping will be on offer. These
cultural elements are jointly promoted with the season to give the
race experience in Singapore a unique Asian touch.
Benefits and Privileges for Formula One Ticket
Formula One ticket holders will be able to enjoy additional
perks during the Season. These include priority entry to
nightspots such as Zouk, The Butter Factory, and St James Power
Station, among others and complimentary entry to six National
Heritage Board museums like Asian Civilisations Museum, National
Museum of Singapore, Peranakan Museum, Singapore Art Museum and
Singapore Philatelic Museum. Promotions for shopping, F&B and
attractions are available during Grand Prix Season Singapore, with
additional privileges for Formula One ticket holders and visitors
with foreign passports.
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