Whet your appetite for action as we check out some F1-inspired promotions and parties happening along the bay!
The Singapore Grand Prix was off to a flying start in 2008—and things haven’t slowed down since. Now into its 10th edition, this weekend’s races at the Marina Bay street circuit promise excitement on and off the tarmac.
25 Degrees Burger
From now till 17 September, Los Angeles-born burger bar 25 Degrees is serving up the 1-Metre Burgers Rally ($70)—a decadent all-day spread for diehard burger fanatics. Each order of the Rally includes a generous side of curly fries and eight delectable burgers from 25 Degrees’ signature menu.
Select up to two each of their four signature burgers, comprising the likes of Number One—a juicy Angus beef patty smothered with caramelized onions, creamy and fragrant cheeses like crescenza and gorgonzola, strips of crispy bacon, and topped with Thousand Island; and Number Four—a substantial piece of seared yellowfin tuna atop butter lettuce, crispy fried onions and topped with spicy aioli. 200 Middle Road. Tel: 6809 7990
Partake in the F1 celebrations from 15 to 17 September as Atlas lines up several exciting music acts to party the night away. Slated to appear are local DJ talents like RAH, Daryl C and William J.
Food-wise, indulge in Atlas’ popular food and beverage menus designed by executive chef Daniele Sperindio, or wind down as the F1 weekend comes to a close with Atlas’ afternoon tea menu. Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Road. Tel: 6396 4466
Boudoir Blanc @ The Clifford Pier
On 16 and 17 September, Boudoir Blanc transforms The Clifford Pier into a mysterious, sophisticated adult playground beginning at the stroke of 10. Happening over a span of two nights, each brings about a different immersive theme—Fantasy Land and Twilight Zone.
Nosh on The Clifford Pier’s Asian and Western flavours and sip Boudoir Blanc’s signature cocktails made using Grey Goose vodka, while enjoying the various music and entertainment acts lined up. Expect captivating performers like ex-Moulin Rouge burlesque star and veteran performer Fallon Dee, as she makes her Singapore debut. French DJ and tropical house producer Klingande, who is known for using the soothing sounds of saxophone and violin in his live sets, will also be holding court. Passes begin at $350. The Clifford Pier, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, 80 Collyer Quay. Tel: 6597 5266
Cé La Vi
Cé La Vi celebrates the F1 Grand Prix with a week full of special activities. Kick off the festivities with a life-sized replica of the Williams Martini Racing (WMR) open-wheel racing car, displayed at Cé La Vi’s entrance. Those looking to try their hand at racing, can head inside to experience a mobile virtual reality (VR) racing simulation. After that, enjoy music from acclaimed DJs like Shortee Blitz from the United Kingdom and US-based Cedric Gervais.
On 17 September, celebrations reach an all-time high with the Noon to Moon Party—a collaboration between Cé La Vi and local entertainment agency Sunshine Nation. The party starts at noon and lasts till late with a non-stop mix from internationally acclaimed DJs like French-Canadian Fred Everything and Germany-born Lexer. Club entry prices begin at $38. Level 57, Marina Bay Sands, 1 Bayfront Avenue. Tel: 6508 2188
From 15 to 17 September, LuLu’s Lounge joins the ranks of bars hosting F1 after-parties and will be opened all weekend from 9pm to 6am. For the occasion, the bar will be transformed into a New York back alley bar from the 1960s, complete with live jazz and gogo dancers, and music from popular Singapore-based DJ JNR.
Special guest Australian burlesque performers Lulu Liquor and Lucy Lovegun will also be taking the stage. Early bird tickets are priced at $30. 7 Raffles Boulevard. Tel: 9829 1922
Monti at 1-Pavilion
On 15 September only, party the night away with Monti as they celebrate the start of the F1 weekend. Starting from 10pm, groove to house and disco beats from a specially curated set of tunes, a stark change from Monti’s usual jazz vibe.
Dance to your heart’s content as Monti’s sophisticated jazz lounge is converted to a spacious dancefloor for one night only, with music from local DJ talents—Just Mack, Orio & Roco and KFC. From now till 15 September, early bird tickets begin at $50. 82 Collyer Quay. Tel: 6535 0724;
Come 5pm on 15 September, wind down at Smoke & Mirrors as the F1 drivers rev up for the start of Singapore’s F1 weekend. Especially for this day, Smoke & Mirrors collaborated with Martini to offer an exclusive selection of Martini cocktails all night long.
With a drink in hand, get comfortable at a table in Smoke & Mirrors’ indoor lounge ($98 per person) with an impressive view of the F1 track. Or if you like to get closer to the action, outdoor tables ($128 per person) are available as well. #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road. Tel: 9234 8122
As the F1 weekend comes around, Stellar at 1-Altitude rolls out a special brunch offer for 16 and 17 September, from 12pm to 3pm only. Named The World’s Highest Barbecue Brunch ($145), take a break from the F1 festivities with a breathtaking view from 62 floors high as Stellar dishes out a mouth-watering buffet spread.
Get your fill of classic brunch favourites like French toast laden with strawberries and drizzled with lavender honey; and fresh seafood and shellfish—ocean trout cured with beetroot and Fines de Claire oysters served with a mignonette sauce and lemon gel. Indulge in delectable barbecue items like Mayura Steam Ship—whole quarter Mayura wagyu slow roasted over the pit—while enjoying cocktails from the bar and live music from Stellar’s resident band and DJ. Level 62 One Raffles Place, 1 Raffles Place. Tel: 6438 0410
Cover: Smoke & Mirrors