Monday, September 16, 2013

3 Things You Need to Know About The 2013 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix

The Singapore Grand Prix heralded the inaugural F1 night race and the first street circuit in Asia. Taking place this year from 20-22 September 2013, 22 of the world's best drivers led by Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton will battle it out once more in the adrenalin-pumping night circuit.

Here are 3 things you need to know about the Singapore Grand Prix.

(1) Did you know how the Singapore Grand Prix started?
Bearing its origins as far back as 1961, the Singapore Grand Prix relaunched as the Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix in 2008 heralded the inaugural F1 night race and the first street circuit in Asia. The winner in this first F1 night race was Spaniard Fernando Alonso driving for the Renault team.

(2) Before and after the Singapore Grand Prix, where to go and experience great views, drinks, food in Singapore?
Singapore is home to a number of iconic buildings and places to explore (like the Marina Bay Sands). Home to a melting pot of culture, this city island provides visitors to the Singapore Grand Prix with endless possibilities to experience great food and drink amidst memorable surroundings and ambience, before or after the races.

A stone throw's away from the race circuit is LeVeL33, the World's Highest Urban Craft-Brewery, which offers one of the most stunning views of the Marina Bay waterfront (catch the view from the above photo, courtesy of #pickatsg).

At LeVeL33, indulge yourself further with the wide spread selection of cuisine and carefully recommended beers to match (browse through the above slideshare).

And there are more great picks in places to go to satisfy your gastronomic desires with local or international dishes, uniquely Singaporean. The above collage displays just a small sampling of the rich variety of local and international dishes you could savour in Singapore. Do try find the time before or after the Singapore Grand Prix. Go to #PickatSG for recommended picks on food and more lifestyle experiences in Singapore.

(3) Not forgetting the stellar off-track entertainment
The Singapore Grand Prix would not be complete without the awesome line-up in the off-track entertainment programme, with the likes of Korea's Big Bang, Rihanna, Tom Jones, Justin Bieber and more, ramping up the feverish concert pitch!

And one more thing, #PickatSG is giving away 5 pairs of Singapore Grand Prix F1 tickets to see Big Bang live performance - go to to find out more! What's more, you will get a limited edition Big Bang Photo Notebook and a L-Folder specially imported from Korea! Disclosure: I am a part of SK planet and #PickatSG is the latest location-based mobile marketing lifestyle app launched 3 months ago in June 2013 for the Singapore market.

Have a great time. Do share with me about your experiences with Singapore and the 2013 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix.

Signing off till my next post,
Nelson Wee, Singapore
Twitter: @nelsonwee
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