What to see and do in the Lion City as the Singapore Grand Prix kicks off this month
As the collective roar of F1 engines arrives at Marina Bay Street Circuit for the Singapore Grand Prix, the city is gearing up for the 14th edition of the Grand Prix Season Singapore (GPSS), a 10-day celebration with race-themed lifestyle experiences across the city, 8–17 September.
This year’s GPSS follows a ‘Circuit of Festivity’ theme, with precinct parties planned around the city at Orchard Road, Clarke Quay, Kampong Gelam, and Sentosa Island.
Orchard Road, Revolutions: The GPSS Immersive Experience
A high-tech light and sound show will be presented by local artist, Brandon Tay. Twenty-four shopping stalls will offer local artisanal products, food, and beverages, with music and art installations to explore at the Orchard Pit Shops: GPSS Lifestyle Bazaar.
At Clarke Quay, visitors and locals alike can get their blood pumping at the GPSS Fitness Fest feat. Les Mills, a training experience in partnership with the global fitness brand. There will also be a CQ Street Market with retail pop-ups and at OutDrive GP, fans will have the opportunity to meet Formula 1 and 2 racing drivers such as Nico Hülkenberg.
Multi-cultural performances are set to take place at Kampon Gelam, as Culturally Singapore puts on a line-up of festive shows; while at the GPSS Food Park, there will be a smorgasbord of local and international cuisines for visitors to sample and savour.
Meanwhile, on Sentosa Island, family-friendly experiences are planned, including the Siloso Beachwalk Bazaar, with dining, shopping, and roving acts; and the GPSS Beach Feastable, with 20 gourmet food stops and beachside seating to relax in. A display of rare and classic cars will likely appeal to automotive enthusiasts, as they parade around Sentosa on 9 September.
In addition, the luxurious Amber Lounge afterparty returns in 2023 with live music from international acts like The Stickmen Project, Lil Jon, and Fatman Scoop, as well as theatrical cabaret and circus-themed performances.
“The Grand Prix Season Singapore is back for its 14th edition, revving up more excitement and festivities across Singapore for an action-packed 10-day period. The curated line-up of offerings across multiple facets such as dining, entertainment and retail showcase the best of Singapore’s lifestyle experiences, which both locals and visitors can enjoy,” said Ong Ling Lee, Executive Director, Sports and Wellness, Singapore Tourism Board.