FestivalsFrom 8-17 September, race-themed events and parties will pop up across Orchard Road, Clarke Quay, Kampong Gelam, and Sentosa.

Get set for Singapore’s city-wide F1 festivities

The Grand Prix Season Singapore will feature city-wide race-themed experiences, entertainment, and attractions.
The Grand Prix Season Singapore will feature city-wide race-themed experiences, entertainment, and attractions. Photo Credit: Adobe Stock/Peera

Singapore's highly anticipated Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS) is set to return from 8 to 17 September 2023, offering an assortment of precinct parties across multiple city locations and an array of race-themed lifestyle experiences.

Dubbed the "Circuit of Festivity," GPSS 2023 brings distinct race-themed experiences to four connected precincts: Orchard Road, Clarke Quay, Kampong Gelam, and Sentosa. Each site hosts an array of programmed events, showcasing unique activities that highlight the precinct's distinct character.

At Orchard Road, the focal point, "Revolutions: The GPSS Immersive Experience" by local artist Brandon Tay is an audiovisual tribute capturing the spirit, achievements, and ambitions of GPSS. The Orchard Pit Shops: GPSS Lifestyle Bazaar will showcase 24+ stalls of local goods, food, music, and art. Design Orchard will curate exclusive GPSS merchandise.

Clarke Quay's vibrant nightlife shifts into a diverse entertainment hub with CQ Street Market's retail pop-ups. The GPSS Fitness Fest by Les Mills merges fitness, music, and advanced tech. Motorsport fans can join the Teleios Race Sims Grand Slam, while OutDrive GP offers interaction with Formula 1 and Formula 2 drivers. The area also hosts the Music Matters Live festival, featuring diverse artists.

Kampong Gelam delivers a blend of cultural and culinary experiences with multi-cultural performances and the GPSS Food Park, providing an assortment of local and international cuisines. Singapore Stories: Miniatures of the Past by artist Wilfred Cheah showcases meticulously crafted miniatures depicting historical local scenes, while the Haji Lane Blockbuster offers a musical escape.

Sentosa, reintroduced to GPSS, offers island-exclusive experiences catering to families and beach enthusiasts. The Siloso Beachwalk Bazaar encompasses dining, shopping, and roving acts along Siloso Beach, and the GPSS Beach Feastable spotlights iconic Singaporean culinary creations. Sentosa also features "Timeless Rides: An Era of Vintage & Classic Cars," a display of rare automobiles parading around the island.

Other noteworthy highlights of GPSS 2023 include:

A Project of Art in the Night Race: Organised in collaboration with the Dino Zoli Foundation, this recycled art exhibition repurposes former Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix floodlights into captivating installations showcased at The Arts House.

Amber Lounge: A prominent post-race weekend afterparty renowned for live performances by international artists, providing a platform to engage with F1 drivers and celebrity guests through theatrical cabaret and cirque-themed performances.

Licence to Feast: An exploration of diverse cuisines across eight distinctive establishments under 1-Group, featuring brunch and all-day race-themed specials.

Merli-Go-Round: Singapore Grand Prix 2023: A virtual event accessible through the VisitSingapore mobile app, offering virtual tours of Singapore's precincts, interactive activities at Singapore Visitor Centres, and the opportunity to acquire exclusive GPSS race-themed Merli merchandise.

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