Even if you don’t actually care about the race or Kylie Minogue’s performance, you can still ride on the Grand Prix nightlife coattails with parties big and small dotting the island from Sep 14 to 21. Here are some of the most exciting ones.
It’s hard to say exactly which party is the “biggest”, because they’re all marketed the same way. But head over to 1-Altitude, which takes you 282 meters above street level to give you the best vantage points on the race. At the same time, you can also check out Altimate’s Circuit Party in association with Johnnie Walker and a day-to-night Farmer’s Market at Stellar. Sep 16-18. 1 Raffles Place, $98 cover charge, including one standard housepour, cocktail and $10 coupon to the farmer’s market.
The Amber Lounge after-party promises to be a grand soiree. Held across two nights, this glamorous affair will see over 20 live shows, featuring club dancers, saxophonists, a yet-to-be-named live international act (Apl.de.ap from the Black Eyed Peas took the stage last year) and various international DJs. Malaysian and Indonesian fashion designer duo Sean and Sheila will also be showcasing pieces from their contemporary label, which focuses on fusing traditional silhouettes with modern tailoring, in subtle colors. Sep 17-18. Temasek Reflection, 1 Temasek Ave., +377 97 77 16 34.
Another one you might wanna check out is is Bang Bang’s Race Weekend party, only because Sasha Grey, who’s known as one of the most notorious adult film stars in the industry, will be on turntable duty for the night. Don’t worry, she’s not a noob at it either; she’s been spinning at parties and nightclubs for years, playing high-energy tracks with lots of dramatic drops. Sep 16. Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Blvd., $45 cover charge.
Or you could just head over to Ce La Vi at the top of Marina Bay Sands. You can’t just can’t go wrong with this trusty venue to provide a beautiful view of the city skyline. At 200 meters up, and being quite a distance from the race track itself, you’ll get a good unobstructed view of the 5km circuit. Also, they’ll be providing all-day entertainment from noon till 6am as part of their Night Race Week. Sep 15-18. Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Ave., $38-$188 cover charge.
This penthouse lounge at Singapore Land Tower is pretty underrated. Empire, which is located on the 45th floor of the building, has views of six exciting turns on the Marina Bay circuit. Once the races and dry runs are over, lose yourself to some of Singapore’s finest DJs, who’ll be spinning R&B, Top 40s and EDM over five themed nights, organized by Vanilla Luxury. Sep 14-18. 45F Singapore Land Tower, 50 Raffles Plc., $108 cover charge, $488-$2888 for drink package.
Another great place to have a bird’s eye view of the race is at New Asia, perched on the 71st floor of Swissotel The Stamford. They’ll be holding a string of F1 parties, featuring one of the best party MCs in the world, Big Ali on the first night, Dutch electronic dance music duo NEW_ID on the second night and New Asia’s resident DJ Doze on race day. Sep 16-18. 71F Equinox Complex, Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Rd., $50 cover charge with a glass of champagne.
It doesn’t stop there: Sophie Ellis-Bextor is performing at the Podium Lounge, where F1 drivers, celebrities, supermodels and the occasional mortal conglomerate to have a good time. Who knows, you could even rub shoulders with the likes of Sebastian Vettel. Sep 16-19. The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Ave., tickets from $188.