Saturday 23 August 2008

Singapore…start your engines…get set…GO!

The world’s first Grand Prix night race - the inaugural 2008 Formula 1TM SingTel Singapore Grand Prix - is just a few twists and turns away, with the action kicking off after dark on 28 September.

A packed three-day schedule of fast cars, amazing action, fantastic fireworks, sizzling nightlife and entertainment will begin on September 26 – two days before the race itself roars through the heart of the Lion City’s downtown Marina Bay district. The challenging 5.067km street circuit features a number of complex corners and overtaking opportunities, and being a new track, it really will be anyone’s race.

Expect to see the streets of Singapore come alive not just with sleek and slick race cars but the city’s restaurants, bars and clubs will be hopping with a fun-loving, thrill-seeking crowd making the most of the heady mix of sun, speed and spectacular sport.

And because the event is being staged at night, Mr Kevin Leong, Regional Director Oceania Singapore Tourism Board, said visitors would feel like they’re part of a huge outdoor party both trackside and among the glittering lights of the waterfront Marina Bay precinct.

“This is an incredibly exciting event for Singapore, as well as an enormous milestone within the racing world. Interest has been phenomenal, and we’re expecting to host fans from around the world, from devoted GP enthusiasts and celebrities, to high-flying executives and also families,” said Mr Leong.

And with key cultural festivals, fringe activities and signature events in Singapore throughout September and October, the opportunities to combine the GP with a Singaporean soujourn is more attractive than ever.

Key events to keep your eye out for are:

* Bulgari Festival: 18-28 September
* Singapore Motorshow: 26 September – 5 October
* Diana Krall in Concert: 26 September
* Singapore River Festival: 20 September – 4 October
* Singapore Biennale: 11 September – 16 November
* Singapore Beer Festival: 2-5 October

For more information on the 2008 Formula 1TM Singapore SingTel Grand Prix log onto For further information on Singapore’s GP season events visit

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