Glamourous F1 parties, Broadway musicals and a boozy barbeque party. Here's how to spend your weekend in Singapore...
Every September sees Singapore getting seriously glammed up, with the F1 Singapore night race and parties galore. But if you don’t have a need for speed (or raucous club nights), check out our other top picks of workshops, exhibits and more happening around Singapore.
F1 Singapore 2017, 15-17 Sep
The 2017 Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix, that twists and turns around the Marina Bay Street Circuit, will run from 15 to 17 September. Whether you’re a seasoned F1 attendee (this the ninth race in Singapore), or have never been to one of these famous Formula One car race events, check out our handy guide to F1 Singapore 2017.
F1 Singapore off-track entertainment, 15-17 Sep
Expect more loud noises beyond the tracks, as F1 is once again graced with an extraordinary ensemble of international musicians. Aside from pop star Ariana Grande (16 Sep) and the soulful Lianne La Havas (15-16 Sep), The Chainsmokers (16 Sep) will also be coming ‘closer’ to you this F1. And if you’re hungry (like a wolf) for more, you won’t want to miss the legendary Duran Duran (16-17 Sep). Other big names performing during the F1 include Calvin Harris (17 Sep), OneRepublic (15 Sep), Seal (17 Sep), and George The Poet (16-17 Sep).
The Podium Lounge, 15-17 Sep
Get those slinky party dresses out. The glamour of the F1 weekend continues. The Podium Lounge party returns with live performances (the star-studded lineup includes Macy Gray and Pixie Geldof), celebrity DJ sets, fashion shows featuring supermodels, sport car showcases and more.
The Podium Lounge 2017, 15 to 17 September, 10pm ‘till late, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, The Grand Ballroom, Level 1, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799.
Boudoir Blanc, 16-17 Sep
Theultra-luxe Boudoir Blanc party will transform the iconic Fullerton Bay Hotel into a multi-sensorial, sophisticated, adult playground from 16 to 17 September. Sip on flowing Taittinger Champagne, Peroni and signature cocktails, as you take in the sweeping views across Marina Bay while rubbing shoulders with fellow socialites.
Boudoir Blanc, 16-17 September, details to come soon. Tickets go on sale online 4 July, prices start from $350++
The Summerhouse Kampong Market, 17 Sep
Our favourite hidden restaurant from the city throws its doors open this Sunday for a chilled out day of brunch whipped up by Chef Florian Ridder in an ode to F1 legend Michael Schumacher. Bring your shopping bags along, as there’ll be stalls by some of Singapore’s best makers and traders – vendors include Hush Candle for soy candles, Haiseng Porcelain for homewares and Troops on Print for hand-painted bags and pin badges.
The Summerhouse Kampong Market, 17 Sep, 12pm-6pm, The Summerhouse, The Summerhouse, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
Elizabeth Arden Behold the Beauty workshop, 15-17 Sep
Elizabeth Arden is hosting the Behold the Beauty Workshop Program, that features a line-up of activities happening from 15 to 17 September at Robinsons The Heeren, including picking the perfect sunnies with Sunglass Hut, learning more about eye contact and body language, as well as beauty tips and tricks for the eyes. Plus, you’ll get to snag free gifts too!
West Side Story, 13-30 Sep
Everyone know this huge Broadway spectacle – it gives a ‘50s twist to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. We absolutely can’t wait to belt out numbers like“Maria”, “Tonight”, “I Feel Pretty” and “America” (ahem, warming up our vocal chords as we speak).
West Side Story, 13 September onwards, Grand Theatre, MasterCard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956. Ticket prices start from $55 (excluding booking fee of $4 per ticket) at Marina Bay Sands ticketing and SISTIC.
PARK(ing) Day 2017, 16 Sep
Get your phones out on Park (ING) Day– it’s the one day a year where parking spots are transformed into public spaces. We’ve witnessed some pretty creative (and random) things over the years like giant chess and hopscotch. This year’s no different; we hear there’ll be live performances, a cardboard shop house installation and an F1-themed park amongst the many 18 spaces available.
Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 17 Sep
Have you heard? Sundays are the new Saturday. Get dressed in your Sunday best and head to Camp Kilo Charcoal Club for an afternoon of day drinking and dancing. Throw shapes to the beats of local DJs, shop handmade knick-knacks from homegrown artists, and earn a spot as the king or queen of beer pong. The party continues ‘til 11pm if a lazy Sunday just isn’t on the cards.
Camp Kilo Charcoal Club After Dawn: BBQ Block Party, 17 September, 12pm-11pm, 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, Singapore 338987
Reservoir Dogs: 25th Anniversary, 16 Sep
Any self-respecting Tarantino fan head will be hitting The Projector this to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Reservoir Dogs. For the uninitiated, here’s the film’s basic premise: a jewellery heist goes wrong and the remaining criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant. In typical Tarantino style, expect this film to feature impeccable writing and humour and a touch (okay, a lot) of violence.
Reservoir Dogs: 25th Anniversary, 16 September, 9pm-11pm, The Projector, Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Singapore 199589
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