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5 reasons to travel to Singapore during the 2018 Singapore Grand Prix weekend

Make Singapore your next pit-stop this September

Time Out Hong Kong in partnership with Singapore GP and Singapore Tourism Board

The Singapore Grand Prix isn’t just Asia’s premier racing event, it’s an all-encompassing bonanza with fantastic live music, entertainment, dining and a festival atmosphere unlike any other. Taking place this year between September 14-16, Grand Prix weekend is one of the best times of the year to make a trip to the Lion City. If the race itself isn’t enough to convince you to get on a plane to Singapore this September, here are our picks of the best events and experiences happening on the circuit and around the city during this year’s Grand Prix Season Singapore from September 7 to 16. Off we go!

5 reasons to travel to Singapore during Grand Prix weekend

See the Formula 1 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix
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1. See the Formula 1 2018 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix

Formula 1’s original night race returns for its 11th heart-stopping edition with all the world’s best drivers descending on the Marina Bay street circuit for a potentially championship-defining race. Grab your tickets here and don’t miss out on three days of Asia’s best racing action. 

Rock out to an amazing selection of live music
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2. Rock out to an amazing selection of live music

With a line-up that that could rival some of the world’s best music festivals, this year’s Singapore Grand Prix is as much a treat for the ears as it is for the eyes. On Friday, Taiwanese pop legend Jay Chou kicks the weekend off in style. Saturday sees US indie rock superstars The Killers bring their formidable back catalogue of singalong anthems to the event. They’re followed by rock icon Liam Gallagher, the former Oasis frontman having established himself as one of the best male solo acts in the world. Rounding out the weekend, Sunday sees breakout British pop starlet Dua Lipa take the stage along with Dutch DJ hero Martin Garrix. Find out more about the entertainment line-up here

Party the night away

3. Party the night away

Take your pick from three official afterparties. One of the best nightclubs in Singapore – if not Asia – Zouk, is getting into the racing spirit with Checkpoint, a series of after-parties inspired by the good old days of 8-bit racing video games. There’ll be top international DJs in town by way Holland’s R3hab and the UK’s Jay Sean. Want to rub shoulders with race drivers and celebs at the biggest VIP party of the year? The don't miss Sunday GP After Party at Amber Lounge. Finally, why not come join in The Podium Lounge's insane 10th-anniversary party plans between Spetember 14 to 6, where over 10,000 guests will be welcomed over the three nights as well as celebrities, racing legends, supermodels, royalty, and headliners Joel Maden, Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas, Boyzone’s Keith Duffy and Westlife’s Brian McFadden.  

Hit the tarmac in a VR racing game

4. Hit the tarmac in a VR racing game

Madame Tussauds has something of a knack for recreation and its VR racing simulator is no exception. Hop inside a full-sized Formula 1 racing car, join forces with either Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel’s respective teams – Mercedes and Ferrari, respectively – and race against the best in one of the most thrilling VR experiences around! 40 Imbiah Road, Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa.

Step inside the Marvel Universe

5. Step inside the Marvel Universe

Running until September 30, Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes exhibition, running at the ArtScience Museum invites you to experience the worlds and characters of the Marvel Universe like never before. Using AV technology, visitors will be able to experience the atmosphere of the studio’s box-office movies. The event features Black Panther, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Doctor Strange and Guardians of the Galaxy installations.

If that isn't enough superhero action, Southeast Asia’s biggest sand festival, Sentosa Sandsation, returns this year for a special Marvel edition from September 1 to 16. Come face-to-face with 15 huge sand sculptures of classic Marvel characters such as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk and many more.

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