We are less than two weeks away from the 2017 Singapore Grand Prix, and the entire city is already gearing up for the weekend with an influx of off-track activities. Hello, exclusive F1 party that I cannot afford.
Maybe you didn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on a grandstand to watch your money flash by in barely a second, or maybe you just aren’t that into racing.
Here are 5 things that your broke ass butt can do to make fully make use of all the exciting events and promotions happening during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend. You deserve to enjoy the weekends!
1. Dance the night away in Haji Lane
Here’s one for those who cannot afford the ridiculous prices at all those F1 parties (nobody has $900 to spare for Amber Lounge). Blu Jaz Cafe will be hosting a street party in Haji Lane, and hip-hop, reggaeton, and 90s R&B will be your soundtrack for the night.
Not only is there be free admission and lucky draw prizes to be won, there will also be FREE SHOTS for the first 200 people! You don’t need to say no more, I’m so there.
Haji Lane F1 Street Party (Open Air Hip Hop X Rnb X Reggaeton)
Address: 241 Beach Road & Haji Lane, Singapore 189753
Date: 9 September 2017
2. Watch Lau Pa Sat transform into a fashion runway
Lau Pa Sat, our favourite CBD makan spot, will turn the heat up during the F1 weekend (and not because of excessive orders for satay and chicken wings).
Heineken will be presenting their own fashion collection on a catwalk for the first time in Asia! Expect to see models like Sheila Sim, Angie Watkins and Jason Godrey. Former F1 racer David Coulthard will also be making an appearance at the show which features the latest pieces from the collections of local designers Sabrina Goh and Amos Ananda.
Even if you don’t have front row tickets, you’ll be able to catch a bit of the action from the sidewalk. There will be a live mannequin performance and roving iPad magic show nearby, which you might bump into if you’re lucky.
Heineken F1 Fashion Party
Address: Lao Pa Sat, along Satay Street
Date: 13 September, 9pm – 10.15pm
3. Get free supper delivery from foodpanda
Okay, it’s actually $5 credit off your order. But its pretty much the same as free delivery, plus a couple more dollars off your meal.
foodpanda wants to extend thanks to all those workers and volunteers who worked hard in order to ensure the smooth success of the Singapore Grand Prix, but no one is stopping you from using the code.
The code ‘VOLUNTEER’ will get you $5 credit, and is only redeemable from 16 to 18 September, between 1-3am.
4. Try out the race car simulator onboard the Grand Prix’s roving truck
Maybe it’s too late for you to realize your full potential as a F1 race car driver. But you can always indulge a little by hopping aboard the GP roving truck for a chance at taking on the Marina Bay Street Circuit.
If you didn’t catch the race car simulator at its various pop-ups, your last chance to try it out will be this weekend at Ang Mo Kio Hub. Time to get your a
GP Roving Truck
Address: Ang Mo Kio Hub
Date: 9 – 10 September
5. Make use of the extended MRT times to have a couple more drinks
If you are one of those who don’t really care for racing or partying, this one’s for you. All weekend from 15 to 17 September, bus and train services will be extended by about half an hour.
Four bus services – 222, 222G, 181 and 243G – will also be extended. You can finally say yes to one more round!
There you have it. Just because you are too poor to afford concert tickets to go watch OneRepublic or Calvin Harris, there are still plenty of ways for you to enjoy the F1 weekend. You don’t have to empty your wallet to have a good time!