Are you in town for the iconic F1 Singapore? F1 is in Singapore again which is held at the iconic Singapore Grand Prix, turning the metropolitan city streets into the place to be for racing fans and party-goers alike. Although the 3.14 mile circuit and it’s surrounding circuit park has many activities to offer, the city around it has so much more. Hosting the F1 for the 12th time this year, travellers who are flying into Singapore for the F1 can now look forward to experience everything you can from the heart of the city, while still being in the proximity of the circuit.
1. Experience the city from a bird’s eye view atop the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark
Nearest Gate: Gate 8
Nearest MRT: Bayfront Station
Located just a few streets away from Singapore Grand Prix, F1 fans can enjoy the sunset at the world’s highest infinity pool before catching the exhilarating view. At 57 high, the Sands SkyPark offers an unparalleled view into the heart of the city, Apart from the observation deck and Bars, the main attraction of the Sands SkyPark is the iconic 150m Infinity swimming pool as seen in the hit book & movie: “Crazy Rich Asians”. Go to the edge of the infinity swimming pool for some of the best view of the marina including the full view of the Formula 1 circuit park.
If you enjoy looking at Cityscapes, try out our very own Singapore City Photography Trail that will bring you around the most beautiful buildings and skyscrapers that were designed by legendary designers around the world.
2. Enjoy World Class cuisines and top fashion brands in the Marina Bay Sands Shoppes
Nearest Gate: Gate 8
Nearest MRT: Bayfront Station
Before catching F1 Singapore, why not shop in the island’s arguably most luxurious shopping mall? Home to some of the best and fanciest opened by celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay with some restaurants even crowned Michelin Star! Sure, it’s a little pricey but it definitely beats food in the circuit park for almost the same price. If you’d like a more local flavour, head to Rasapura Masters, a food court that is similar to the ones that local Singaporeans frequent everyday for their meals. In there, you will be treated to a wide selection of authentic local cuisine and international cuisine at a reasonable price.
The Shoppes is also home to some of the most prestigious luxury fashion brand in the world such as Hermes, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. If shopping for luxury brands is what you enjoy, then the Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands is one place you don’t want to miss near the Circuit. Don’t forget to catch the 15-minute Spectra – A Light and Water show outside MBS for free at the following normal showtimes:
- Sun – Thu: 8pm & 9pm
- Fri & Sat: 8pm, 9pm & 10pm
Of course, there are much more to see and do at Marina Bay Sands! Our Marina Bay Scenic Trail is able to bring you around the Dazzling Marina and show you the time of your life!
3. Go on a Shopping Spree at Suntec City & Surrounding Malls
MRT: Promenade Station
If luxury brands aren’t your cup of tea, and you’re just looking for a casual shopping experience, look no further than Suntec City, Millenia Walk and Marina Square. Located extremely near the Singapore Grand Prix, F1 fans do not need to worry about missing the race. Furthermore, you can get almost everything in this mall. This stretch of 3 malls is right beside each other, providing the ultimate shopping experience as you browse through one mall to the next. No matter what you’re looking for, you’re bound to find it in one of the three malls.
Beside shops, food is also abundant in all of the malls. You’ll never go hungry while shopping in any of these 3 malls.
If you love to shop, you would love our Singapore Shopping Trail! This trail brings you around the biggest and most diverse selection of Malls around Singapore.
4. Learn about Singapore’s Culture, Heritage and History at the National Gallery Singapore
Gate: 3A, 3B, 4
MRT: City Hall Station
Soak in some arts and culture before F1 too. Down the St Andrew Road stretch is where the National Gallery is located. Within the gallery are exhibitions that is sure to pique the interest of those that are interested in the arts and culture of Singapore.
Apart from the National Gallery, there are many historical landmarks that are located on that stretch of road, including the St Andrew’s cathedral, Civilian war memorial, the Parliament of Singapore, Fort Canning Park, Victoria theatre and concert hall and the Asian Civilization Museum; There are so much to learn about Singapore’s culture and history from this one stretch of road.
Enjoy learning? We have just the thing to further enhance your experience; Learn more in depth with the our Civic District Trail, which will bring you around some of Singapore’s Oldest and more historical buildings.
5. Take a riverside stroll and visit the icon of Singapore, the Merlion
Gate: Gate 5
How can you possibly miss the most iconic Singapore’s attraction while being in town for the F1? The Merlion park and riverside boardwalk allows visitors to take a walk down the Singapore River, and if you feel like taking a journey on the Singapore River itself, you can embark on a Singapore River Cruise which will bring you around various landmarks on the edges of the Singapore River.
The Singapore river is the life and blood of Singapore, and we’re definitely not doing it enough justice in this article alone, that’s why our LocoMole Singapore River Trail will let you know everything you ever wanted to know about the Singapore River.