SET YOUR HEART RACING

Let the roar of the engines herald a new season of larger-than-life entertainment, glamorous parties and non-stop action as Grand Prix Season Singapore makes its pit stop once again.

From 16 to 18 September, watch 22 drivers and their teams compete in the 2016 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, to prove their mettle in navigating the twists and turns of the Marina Bay Street Circuit, all under those dazzling street lights, no less.

There’s more to the season than the race. Case in point: the nightly concerts in-circuit have evolved from sidetrack entertainment into a beast of its own, roping in heavyweights for an all-star musical celebration. This year, be enchanted by Australian songbird pop princess Kylie Minogue, witness an epic collaboration between Queen + Adam Lambert, and get your thrills from alternative rock band Imagine Dragons, electropop sensation, Halsey, acapella sensation Pentatonix, English indie rock band Bastille and American disco kings KC and The Sunshine Band.

In this ninth edition of the night race, the excitement has certainly spilled out of the track and into every nook and cranny of this city that never sleeps.

The race season has always been an excuse to party — and the island’s many nightspots are all up for it. For extra ‘see and be seen’ points, head to A-list soirees Amber Lounge and The Podium Lounge, which serve up everything from circus acts to haute couture fashion shows.

Away from the dance floor, Singapore is abuzz with a line-up of other ‘must-do’s’ in between track action. Get set for a multi-sensory treat as you indulge your taste buds at gourmet food festival SAVOUR or feast your eyes upon festive light-ups at Gardens By the Bay, Little India and Chinatown. For an arty jaunt, head to the museum cluster of National Museum of Singapore, the Singapore Art Museum and National Gallery Singapore for a quick insight into the island’s arts scene.

Squeeze in time for your inner fashionista, too, at the iconic Orchard Road where cutting-edge fashion trends and exclusive seasonal deals await. Or enjoy a whole spate of dining promotions by the historic river at Clarke Quay or even Singapore’s very own resort island, Sentosa.

With over 40 pubs, restaurants, shops and more offering killer deals, it’ll be tough deciding what to drop that dollar on.

Time to flag off the celebrations!

Download the GPSS 2016 Event Guide here