Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS) returns from 23 September to 2 October 2022 after a two-year hiatus, with a diverse collection of innovative race-themed lifestyle offerings that caters to all ages and interests. These complement the Formula 1 (F1) Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix experience, and encourage locals and visitors to explore and enjoy what Singapore has to offer.
The precinct parties that made a successful debut in 2019 are back at four locations – including a first for Sentosa this year, with island-exclusive experiences targeted at families and beach-lovers. Other parties at Orchard Road, Clarke Quay and Kampong Gelam will be expanded, with an exciting line-up of race-themed offerings that showcases the very best of what each precinct has to offer.
At Orchard Road, visitors can shop at an auto-themed flea market at *SCAPE or take part in race-themed, arcade game-based challenges at the Heineken Silver Smooooth Pit Stopoutside Ngee Ann City. Performances by percussionists and flash mobs will enliven the city’s famous shopping belt, alongside visual spectacles like “A Big Big World” – a sustainability exhibition showcasing works of art fashioned from recycled cardboard, including a five-metre-long race car.
Singapore’s vibrant nightlife scene makes a comeback at Clarke Quay, with themed parties such as Retro Rocks and Girls’ Night Out, and regionally-acclaimed DJs spinning the decks. Adding to the excitement will be race-inspired fashion shows and a race-themed carnival, where visitors can get their blood pumping with group fitness workouts.
Visitors can get their dose of culture and heritage over at Kampong Gelam from daily stage performances by local acts like Bushmen and Raw Energy, while enjoying a carnival-like atmosphere at the inaugural Food Yard, which dishes out halal fusion cuisine out of food trucks. Adrenaline-seekers can check out the All-Style street dance battles and freestyle BMX bike challenges or experience the thrills of an F1 race through an immersive F1 roving truck, before catching a film at the silent cinema under the stars.
For some family-friendly fun, Sentosa offers a one-of-a-kind, race-themed experience away from the city. Visitors can immerse in music performances at the Central Beach Bazaar, or hop into racing simulators for an Ultimate Red Bull Racing Experience, before unwinding with race-inspired film screenings.
“The Grand Prix Season Singapore has always been a key highlight of the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix experience, showcasing the best of Singapore’s lifestyle experiences across retail, dining, and entertainment. We have been heartened by the strong interest from partners across the island, and have worked with them to offer a variety of exclusive, innovative race-themed experiences. We hope these will encourage locals and visitors to explore and enjoy Singapore’s new and reimagined offerings,” said Ms Ong Ling Lee, Executive Director, Sports and Wellness, Singapore Tourism Board.