Gear up for an exciting Grand Prix Singapore Season with a weekend lifestyle bazaar, food park, DJ-sets by Alan Walker and Hardwell, a music festival & so much more

by Marcus Leong

We’re already in September — oh, how time just zoomed by just like that. But September is also the month of Formula 1 and this year, the iconic Singapore Grand Prix is back in action.  Grand Prix Season Singapore is pulling out all the glitz, glamour and nonstop racing action.

Grand Prix Season Singapore
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Revving in in full force from 15 to 17 September, the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2023 returns with island-wide celebrations and four precinct parties providing all the on-and-off-track excitement you’ve come to expect. Save the dates and mark these locations out on your map to soak in all the F1 festivities. 

1. Orchard Road 

Photo: GPSS

This Grand Prix season, Orchard Road transforms from a shopping belt into a race track — because in some ways, shopping is kinda like a race. The eclectic Orchard Road Pit Shops: Lifestyle Bazaar will feature 24 “pit shops” ranging from F&B to artisanal products, music, and art installations. Some exciting brands to look forward to include The Everyday Club, ByTee&Co, D.atlas Studio, and more. There will also be limited-edition merch available over at Design Orchard

In true F1 fashion, make sure to check out the stunning Alpine A110 sports car on display. While you’re there, take a leisure stroll down to the dome structure at Ion Orchard and watch the spectacular light and sound show titled “Revolutions: The GPSS Immersive Experience.

🗓️ Now till 17 Sep

2. Clarke Quay 

Grand Prix Season Singapore
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Popular nightlife destination Clarke Quay joins in the festivities with the CQ Street Market bringing you more shopping options.

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Clarke Quay isn’t just for the shopaholics and concert goers. Gamers and racing enthusiasts also have something to look forward to like the Teleios Race Sims Grand Slam. On 14 September, You can even stand a chance to meet Formula 1 and Formula 2 racing drivers including Nico Hülkenberg.

🗓️ Now till 16 Sep

3. Kampong Gelam 

Grand Prix Season Singapore
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This is probably where I will be spending most of my time during the F1 weekend. Located in the heart of Kampong Gelam is the GPSS Food Park which will feature a mix of local and international cuisines that will take your tastebuds on a wild ride. For a heartier meal, head down to Aliwal Street where you’ll find the Hot-Pit Stop: Grills & BBQ that will satisfy your meaty cravings. Now you get why I’ll be spending most of my time here?

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Now that you’ve got your tummies filled, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the multi-cultural performances that will certainly be a feast for your eyes. Music lovers will enjoy the Haji Lane Blockbuster on 15 September which features two music zones for you to dance the night away. Local artist Wilfred Cheah will also be sharing his miniature recreations of local scenes and places from the past — these honestly look super adorable, you have to check it out! 

🗓️ Now till 17 Sep

4. Sentosa 

Grand Prix Season Singapore
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As if there weren’t enough exciting things to do at this year’s GPSS, Sentosa joins in the fun by bringing you island-exclusive experiences that are fun for the whole family. Stretching across Siloso Beach is the Siloso Beachwalk Bazaar which promises to be a dining and shopping extravaganza. Indulge in some delicious mains from over 20 gourmet food booths at the alfresco dining along the beach. 

If you love chilli crab, time to rally your friends and head down to Sentosa this weekend to enjoy a scrumptious seafood feast by the sea.

🗓️ Now till 17 Sep

5. Amber Lounge 

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The actual night race will certainly get your adrenaline pumping. What better way to work off the adrenaline than to hit up a club? The party continues at Amber Lounge — probably the most glamorous post-race weekend afterparty. There, you’ll be treated to live performances by international music artists as well as a theatrical cabaret and cirque-themed performance. If you’re lucky enough, you might even get a chance to meet with your favourite drivers among the sea of celebs who will be in attendance too. 

🗓️ 16 & 17 Sep

6. MARQUEE Singapore 

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If there’s one thing MARQUEE Singapore is known for, it is for its iconic line-up of DJs that will make sure you have a blast of a time there. End your grand prix season on a high at MARQUEE with DJ icons like Alan Walker and Hardwell. Looks like you’ll have an excuse to go to the club this weekend. There’s no better time to dress to the nines and join the queue to catch these legends on stage. Get your tickets here now!

🗓️ 16 & 17 Sep

Grand Prix Season Singapore
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Apart from these exciting activities, there will also be special race-themed all-day brunch specials taking place at 1-Altiticue Coast, 1-Arden, 1-Atico, Monti, The Alkaff Mansion, The Garage, The Riverhouse, and The Summerhouse

How will you be spending your F1 race weekend?

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