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THE Grand Prix season returns to Singapore from September 17 to 26. The city-state is revving up for high-octane entertainment, race-themed events, arts and culture, memorable food and shopping. Nie Xin reports.

Unique is the word that best captures Singapore - a dynamic, cosmopolitan city where different cultures, ethnic groups and religions blend harmoniously.

A bridge between the East and the West for centuries, Singapore continues to embrace tradition and modernity today.

It is truly a city like no others.

With its friendly and welcoming people, state-of-the-art transport system and something new happening every day, Singapore offers a world of possibilities that is so easy to appreciate.

It will be even more attractive in September for the upcoming Formula One racing.

The Grand Prix Season returns to Singapore from September 17 to 26.

Singapore has successfully hosted the only night race in Grand Prix history for the past two years. It is Asia's only F1 race that takes place on a street circuit.

People can expect world-class entertainment offerings including exhilarating parties and race-themed events, enriching arts and cultural experiences and specially designed shopping and dining experiences that will fuel high-octane excitement right in the city.

As part of the circuit park's multi-million dollar entertainment schedule, race promoter Singapore GP has unveiled its list of headliners in the upcoming event.

This year's star-studded line-up includes Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, Daughtry and Adam Lambert appearing at a mega stage in the Padang, which is accessible to all ticket holders.

Fans can enjoy both race action and big name music acts with the same ticket at the same venue, offering more convenience and better value.

"By combining the thrills of F1 with a stellar entertainment line-up, fans can look forward to a non-stop carnival weekend - all with one ticket," said Michael Roche, executive director, Singapore GP. "We have over 300 performers as part of a diverse mix, ranging from international deejays to aerial theatrical performances and from opera to even a Brazilian martial arts troupe. There truly is something for everyone on the 10 stages and in every part of the Circuit Park."

On top of the headliners, Singapore GP will also be bringing in "old-school" R&B singer and Grammy Award winner Raphael Saadiq, as well as singer-rapper Sean Kingston, who will be performing in other stages across the Circuit Park.

On top of these, fans of electro house music can also look forward to a world-renowned remix maestro with Zouk presented by DJ Tiga.

To maximize the entertainment experience for all ticket holders, many artists will be performing more than once and in different zones and locations around the circuit park.

The full entertainment program schedule will be announced on the official website, shortly.

Tickets are available for sale online (, via the ticketing hotline + 65 6738 6738 as well as SISTIC and selected SingPost outlets.

The season will present various lifestyle and entertainment offerings including exciting parties, art exhibitions, new retail and dining experiences.

The collaboration with other culture and entertainment facilities in Singapore will bring more surprises to visitors.

Other new attractions


F1 ticket holders will enjoy complimentary entry to the National Museum of Singapore, Peranakan Museum, Singapore Philatelic Museum, Singapore Art Museum and sam at 8Q from September 24 to 26.


The world's largest giant observation wheel towers at 165 meters. The Singapore Flyer is the world's largest Giant Observation Wheel with a unique day-to-night panorama of Singapore city and parts of Malaysia and Indonesia at every turn of the wheel.

Strategically located at Marina Bay - the site of several exciting new developments, such as the Gardens by the Bay and the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort - Singapore Flyer is the eye into the past, present and the future of this ever-changing island-state. It also offers perfect view of F1 racing from the air. Some F1 tickets can take free rides.

Les Amis

In Singapore, some top restaurants can not be missed, not merely for the gourmet, but for the perfect surroundings and restaurant culture.

One of the few dining establishments in Asia to have made it into the UK-based Restaurant Magazine's top 100 list, Les Amis is synonymous with high standards of food, a legendary wine collection and a signature service to match.

Located in the heart of Singapore's Orchard shopping district, its elegant glass fa?¢ade houses intimate interiors with warm service along with a team of culinary artisans who pride themselves on offering memorable dining experiences.

"The result is a dining experience to remember, a culmination of efforts that holds true to our promise of being Les Amis, or 'friends who cook for friends,'" said Manager Raymond Lim, who also met a lot of celebrities including super film stars and musicians from all over the world.

Maybe visitors will be lucky to meet some of their idols there.


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