The ultimate Singapore F1 party guide

The ultimate Singapore F1 party guide

As the city revs up for Grand Prix action, we present a rundown of the top events in town
Forget the grandstand. The hottest place to catch the F1 action is from above, sitting in one of Singapore's al-fresco bars.

If you’re not into race cars, wild nights in the club or inflated hotel rates get out of Singapore right now because F1 Grand Prix madness is taking over the city.

Most eyes will be on the track from September 21-23, but when the engines turn off the city turns into one giant party. 

Any given Singapore bar is going to be airing the races on big screens or serving up cleverly named race-themed cocktails. 

For those who want to rub elbows with the city's beautiful people -- literally, the bars will be packed -- here’s a roundup of the top Formula 1 events going on during the F1 weekend in Singapore.

Johnnie Walker Circuit Lounge

No guarantees these two ladies will be at the Circuit Lounge party. But do expect a few lookers, gentlemen included, to turn out. Johnnie Walker knows how to put on a party.

This year, the whiskey label returns to the Singapore F1 with its Circuit Lounge party at the new Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome, smack next to the track.

Highlight acts manning the Circuit Lounge decks include Grammy-nominated DJ Clinton Sparks of Boston and electro New Yorker, DJ Disco Fries.

CNNGo is giving away two pairs of tickets to this event. Full details available at the end of this article. 

Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, MRT: Bayfront station 

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Circuit Park

The official Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix festivities take place at Circuit Park. 

Spread over six stages featuring more than 350 global entertainers over 87 hours, everything is free to those with an F1 race ticket. 

Highlights include Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Jay Chou, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Bananarama, Pretenders and The Proclaimers. 

There will also be theatrical productions, visual installations and roving artists. For a full look at the lineup and to buy race tickets, visit the official Singapore Grand Prix website.

Though many of the race ticket packages have sold out already, there are still a few options left

Zone 4, Circuit Park, MRT stations: Raffles Park, Esplanade or City Hall

Amber Lounge  

The first Amber Lounge event, held in cities around the world, took place in 2003. The famed F1 after-party was created by Sonia Irvine, sister of former F1 driver Eddie Irvine. One of the most sought-after tickets in Singapore is the F1 Grand Prix after-party at Amber Lounge, where you might even bump into an actual international celebrity.

At this year's pop-up event, on from September 22-23, designers Brioni and Stefano Ricci will host a fashion show featuring F1 drivers suited up on the catwalk.

Live performances come courtesy of British R&B star Lemar. 

This party isn't cheap; prices range from S$900 (US$736) per person right up to S$26,600, though the latter includes entry for you and seven buddies, free-flow drinks and Champagne in the VIP area. 

Temasek Reflection, 1 Temasek Ave.;


Though 1-Altitude offers 360-degree views of the race, spectators hoping to take in the F1 action here will likely be squinting given the joint is 282 meters above the ground.  

Sitting on top of the OUB BuildingSingapore's highest al fresco bar is celebrating the F1 weekend with DJs and jazz, September 21-23, from 10 p.m. till late.

Admission is S$30, which includes one drink. Entry is free for F1 ticketholders on September 23. 

1 Raffles Place, +65 6438 0410;

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Ku Dé Ta F1 Weekend

Race? With views like this, you won't care what's happening 200 meters below. Another sky-high venue, local favorite Ku Dé Ta is offering live screenings of the race 200 meters above ground.

Special dining sets are available in the restaurant, while the Club Lounge will feature Australian house DJ Kenny L on the decks Friday and Saturday.

Tickets are S$100-200 per person, which includes a glass of Champagne.  

Ku De Ta, Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Ave.; +65 6688 7688;

Zouk: Rev Up and EP!C Pit Stop

Zouk, Singapore's hottest nightclub, has put together a full on race-themed weekend featuring top global DJs.

Booka Shade, made up of German duo Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier, is up first on September 21, from 10 p.m. 

On Saturday, Sweden's Christian Karlsson -- one-third of indie pop group Miike Snow -- makes the group's DJ debut at 10 p.m.

Admission from S$28 per person. 

Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim St., +65 6738 2988;

Podium Lounge 

English house DJ Seb Fontaine is headlining this year's Podium Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia. This is the party for those who want to hang out with F1 drivers, celebrities, models and billionaires. And don't mind paying for privilege, of course. 

Set right in the middle of the the race track, the Podium Lounge at Singapore's Ritz-Carlton Millenia is within stumbling distance of the F1 Pit Building. 

On from September 21-23, the event features famed British DJ Seb Fontaine as well as fashion shows by Trisha Vu, CANALI and Willow & Huxley. 

Tickets from S$138 for individuals, S$1,088 for a table of four. 

The Ritz-Carlton Millenia, 7 Raffles Ave., +65 6337 8888;

Euphoria Lifestyle F1 Party

Proving there's no shortage of events for Singapore's sexy people, Euphoria is the official F1 VIP party of Fashion TV and will be hosted by the station's president, Michel Adam Lisowski.

Held at the Indochine Waterfront from September 22-23, Euphoria features international DJs from Europe and Japan.

Decadence comes in the form of a French sabrage master, who will be on hand to slice off Champagne tops with his saber. 

Tickets from S$300 for individuals, S$8,000 for a table.

1 IndoChine Empress Place, #01-03 Asian Civilisations Museum, +65 6339 1720;

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