As we draw closer to the start of Formula 1 season in Singapore, we’re already making a list of what to do over the adrenaline-packed weekend, which lasts from 16 to 18 September, 2016. Watching the night race is, of course, our top priority, but there is also a host of lavish after-parties to look forward to.
Held at the city’s hottest nightspots and eateries — some of which are situated near the race tracks so you don’t miss out on any of the action — these swanky shindigs are the perfect excuse for you to let your hair down and party the night away. And who knows, you might even bump into some celebrities or race car drivers at these events.
From a cabaret-styled bash to a three-day extravaganza featuring international DJs and a farmer’s market, here are 5 parties to see and be seen at, during the Singapore F1 weekend. Don’t forget to put on your dancing shoes.
Situated at a special club set-up at Temasek Reflection behind Millenia Walk, this glitzy after-party takes place on 17 and 18 September. Guests can look forward to a new dance floor, posh VIP area and a terrace housing a Magnum Pleasure bar, where they can customise their ice cream with various toppings (while cooling down in the heat).
Other highlights at Amber Lounge include live music gigs and a fashion show, where F1 drivers and models will hit the runway in threads from designers such as Malaysian-Indonesia duo Sean & Sheila. You might even find yourself partying with celebrities; past global editions of the event have drawn superstars such as Jason Derulo and David Beckham.
CÉ LA VI
Pamper your inner party animal and swing by CÉ LA VI, which will host non-stop festivities at its ritzy club lounge from 16 to 18 September. Its line-up features Grammy-nominated music producer Gregor Salto, DJ Erok (who is the official DJ of the Infiniti-Red Bull Racing team), Gil Glaze and Dr Packer, all of whom will get the crowd grooving with their upbeat tunes and catchy beats.
The club will also organise pre-race afternoon barbecue sessions, where guests can fuel up on tasty grub while enjoying DJ performances.
The Podium Lounge 2016
One of the most hotly-anticipated parties of the season, The Podium Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore boasts a star-studded program from 16 to 18 September. Must-see highlights include gigs by Me and Mr Jones (a duo formed by pop songstress Sophie Ellis-Bextor and her husband Richard Jones) and British singer Estelle, as well as a fashion show and Jaguar F-PACE preview.
Held from 16 to 18 September, this annual extravaganza features various parties such as the Williams Martini Racing Party at 1-Altitude Gallery and Bar (which is Asia’s highest alfresco bar), and the Altimate Circuit Party in association with Johnnie Walker — where American DJ duo KimKat will perform.
Another star attraction at The Circuit is its farmers’ market, which is held at Stellar at 1-Altitude and offers gourmet products, champagnes, Italian produce and Josper-grilled seafood. This way, you can relax after the race over scrumptious food and tipple, while taking in panoramic views of the city skyline.
For a more unconventional post-race celebration, head over to Boudoir Noire, a cabaret-themed party held on 17 and 18 September at the iconic Capitol Theatre. Into its second edition, the bash features shows by DJs, Singapore-based burlesque dancer Sukki Singapora and performers from New York club The Box.