Singapore may be small in size but this little Red Dot sure offers a variety of experiences to all visitors, whatever their passions. From a thriving dining scene that dishes out both delicious hawker food and Michelin-starred restaurants, to world-class attractions and fantastic shopping destinations, there is definitely plenty to keep you occupied during your stay here. For those visiting in September, the tropical city-state will be taken over by a season of pulsating events around the FORMULA 1 race. You can expect nothing less than a spectacular array of dining and shopping deals around the island, a slew of before- and after-race parties and so much more!
1. Deepavali Celebrations (2 Sep to 12 Nov)
Join in the merrymaking as the Hindus in Singapore get ready to celebrate the 'Festival of Lights' with henna art, cultural performances, workshops and plenty of shopping at Little India and beyond. Some noteworthy highlights of the Deepavali Celebrations include the Deepavali Street Light-Up, Deepavali Festival Village and Silver Chariot Procession. Find out more here.
2. Deepavali Light-Up in Little India (2 Sep to 18 Sep)
Sign up for this two-hour guided trail by A+B Edu Tours and Travel where you’ll get to explore Little India in midst of the Deepavali festivities. The vibrant ethnic enclave will also be decorated with rows of elaborately designed arches, and thousands of stunning lights—so don’t forget your camera!
GPSS Exclusive: Race ticket holders can enjoy 10% discount on online ticket purchases with the promo code “F12017”.
3. Cultural exhibitions at The Indian Heritage Centre (8 Sep to 17 Sep)
The galleries within The Indian Heritage Centre are chronologically arranged and spans the period from the 1st century to the 21st century. Here, visitors can learn about the historical links between the Indian sub-continent and Southeast Asia, as well as the experiences of South Asians in this region.
GPSS exclusive: Race ticket holders can enjoy a discounted admission price of S$4.
4. GPSS promotion with Club 21 (14 Sep to 18 Sep)
Step out in style with Club 21 this GPSS. The retailer of luxury designer fashion – from Carven and Mulberry to Paul Smith and Self-Portrait – has an exclusive promotion for all fashionistas.
GPSS exclusive: Race ticket holders enjoy 20% discount off purchases at all participating Club 21 stores.
5. Martial Arts training with World Champions at Evolve MMA (8 Sep to 17 Sep)
Thinking of picking up some self-defence moves? At Asia's number one mixed martial arts (MMA) academy Evolve MMA, go through the paces with world-class professional MMA fighters. The school also offers trial classes, so you get a taste of what the training entails. Race ticket holders can get a preview of the gym’s martial arts training at any of its three locations. Find out more here.
6. AND SO FORTH presents Imaginarium of Disco David (1 Sep to 30 Sep)
Inspired by the underground dining subculture in London, AND SO FORTH offers its take of pop-up restaurants that marry artistic concepts with interactive dining. Sign up for a theatrical four-course feast cum visual spectacle, The Imaginarium of Disco David, that takes participants through the psychedelic mind of Disco David, filled with a surreal ensemble of ballerinas, cabaret dancers and actors. Find out more here.
7. Nickeldime Drafthouse’s All Day Pitstop (15 Sep to 17 Sep)
This race weekend, refuel yourself at Nickeldime Drafthouse’s All Day Pitstop. Look out for its exclusive ‘Flaming Fuel Burger & Beer’ promotion and treat yourself to its signature 510 Burger. Book a table here.
8. Perfect Ten at Harry's (1 Sep to 17 Sep)
One of Singapore’s most established bar and dining chains, Harry’s offers a relaxing and homely vibe that is great for unpretentious, chill-out sessions over beers and scrumptious modern comfort food. Pop over to the nearest Harry’s here.
GPSS exclusive: Enjoy an ice cold pint of Harry's Premium Lager at S$10 (U.P. S$12) when you present your race passes.
9. Pit Stop at The Garage (8 Sep to 17 Sep)
Nestled in the lush Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Garage houses two dining establishments in an Art Deco-era conservation building. Botanico is a contemporary-bistro with a seasonality-driven menu while Bee’s Knees is a laidback and family-friendly cafe doling out hearty plates. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of GPSS, Bee’s Knees has curated a special race-themed weekend brunch menu, while Botanico is presenting a Spanish weekend brunch menu. Find out more here.
GPSS exclusive: Race ticket holders enjoy 10% off the total bill.
10. License to Brunch: The Summerhouse (9 Sep to 17 Sep)
A must-visit for food connoisseurs who are eager to re-discover home-grown produce and be acquainted with sustainable cuisine, The Summerhouse advocates farm-to-table dining. In celebration of GPSS, The Summerhouse is offering an exclusive menu and cocktail selection inspired by the best drivers of FORMULA 1 and its famed race car makers. Book a table here.
GPSS exclusive: Race ticket holders enjoy 10% off FORMULA 1 Brunch specials.
11. License to Brunch: UNA (Through 17 Sep)
UNA is a lush haven for city dwellers who are craving delicious Spanish grub. Diners can look forward to a robust and flavourful menu comprising tasty tapas, paella and parrilla dishes. Book a table here.
GPSS exclusive: Race ticket holders get 10% off the total bill.
12. The Finishing Line at Druggists (8 Sep to 17 Sep)
Featuring quaint kopitiam (local coffee shop) furniture, Druggists is a retro-inspired diner offering local bar bites as well as 23 rotating taps of beers. This hip joint is hosting a FORMULA 1-inspired event, where you can sign up for your very own ‘Beer Passport’, which maps out a circuit all around Singapore to various partner bars for craft beers from around the globe. Find out more here.