Best Things To Do During the F1 Singapore 2022 Race Weekend

The Singapore Grand Prix 2022 is a motor racing event that forms part of the Formula One World Championships at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. The race was the first of its kind, being held at night and the first in Asia to provide a street circuit designed for Formula One cars.

Since 2008, Singapore GP has attracted travellers from around the world who come not only for the exciting race but for all the events and activities surrounding the race. Here’s what you need to know about the weekend and some of the best things to do during the F1 Singapore 2022 race weekend. 

Best Things To Do During the F1 Singapore 2022 Race Weekend

Get Your Singapore Grand Prix 2022 Tickets

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The Singapore GP race track is divided into four zones with different views of the track. | Credit: SingaporeGP.sg

There are various tiers of tickets for the race, from 3-day passes; Friday-, Saturday-, or Sunday-only passes; to luxurious hospitality packages that give you a higher vantage point of action while providing the highest level of comfort.

Tickets get you entry into the four different zones, but no matter which ticket, grandstand or walkabout, you only have the view of the section of the track ahead of you. However, large screens follow the action in all zones, so you won’t miss out. Also, remember that you can only attend the concerts for the ticket zone you’re holding. So if you’re in Zone 1, you can only watch the shows in Zone 1. The two main stages are Zone 1’s The Wharf Stage and Zone 4’s Padang Stage, so check your zone if you’re also keen on the concerts.

The F1 Singapore ticket price can start from SGD 98 for a single-zone Friday-only ticket to SGD 9,898 for a 3-day Hospitality Package that will net you an entrance to the Formula 1 Paddock Club to breathe in the rarefied air of the F1 elite. All Hospitality Package tickets are sold out at the time of writing, as are the 3-day passes. There is a three-day waitlist for combination packages, and prices range from SGD 698 to SGD 1,088.

For information regarding the Singapore Grand Prix 2022 tickets, click here.

Concerts at the Singapore Grand Prix 2022

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The Padang Stage in Zone 4 has its own entertainment set, so check your zone. | Credit: Facebook Singapore Grand Prix

All tickets to the Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2022 will have access to the main stage, the Padang Stage, in Zone 4. As of May 23, 2022, there have been three confirmed acts at the Padang stage for three nights. To kick things off on Friday night, September 30, is DJ Marshmello. On October 1, Westlife and the purveyors of punk Green Day are on Sunday night.

More acts are still being added to the line-up, so check for announcements often. Also, remember that Covid-19 is still an ongoing concern, so there may be changes to the line-up, timing, and activities after they have been announced. Keep yourself updated on the shows here.

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers played at the Singapore GP in 2019. | Credit: Facebook Singapore Grand Prix

Since every Singapore GP event starts in the evening, your race weekend is pretty much empty during the day. Don’t let that stop you, however, as the race track goes around many of Singapore’s most famous landmarks, and there is plenty to see, eat, and shop.

Things To Do Nearby

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The Singapore Flyer overlooks Zone 1 and gives you a bird’s-eye view of the track. | Credit: Facebook Singapore Grand Prix

Get on the Singapore Flyer observation wheel to gain a unique aerial view of the race track and a closer look at the F1 Paddock. The Flyer also looks into Zone 1 and the starting and finish lines. Tickets are priced at SGD 33 for adults, and you can see the complete track as well—all the way to Zone 4—but it would probably be difficult to see clearly.

Next, circle the 5 km race course on foot (or the MRT) and head to Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. The durian-shaped concert hall and arts centre hosts a variety of shows from music to dance. As a not-for-profit arts centre, there are many things to see here that are entirely free, with many other world-class performances priced very reasonably. Be a friend of the arts, and see what’s on.

From the Esplanade, walk towards the Padang Stage in Zone 4 to find some of Singapore’s heritage buildings. Skirting Zone 4 of the Singapore GP are the Singapore Cricket Club, the National Gallery Singapore, and St. Andrew’s Cathedral. The National Gallery Singapore, mainly, has seen a resurgence in popularity among young shutterbugs due to its naturally-lit interiors and wide-open spaces.

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Admission to the National Gallery Singapore is free for Singaporeans and PRs, and SGD 20 for others. | Credit: Matt Briney via Unsplash

Turning back towards the opposite side of the Zone 3 race track, you’ll find the shopping mecca of Suntec City and Millenia Walk. Suntec City was once the largest mall in Singapore (second only to VivoCity), while Millenia is a 2-storey retail mall. 

Check out The Coffee Academics for an elevated Hong Kong coffee experience, or hit Patisserie G, a Singapore staple for boutique desserts. While they’re more well known for their dainty macarons, Patisserie G also serves savoury meals like beef or salmon wellington and quiches. If you have kids, head to Alive Museum in Suntec City for a 4D museum from South Korea featuring 80 interactive ‘live’ paintings. For the young and young at heart, Zero Latency provides free-roaming VR experiences. 

It’s also possible to get a different slice of Singapore here by hopping on Singapore DUCKtours and seeing the neighbourhood on an amphibious vehicle that goes seamlessly from land to water.

Complete your own Singapore GP trip in between races but take it slow and focus your tour around the various zones of the track. Follow our list, so you don’t miss out on the best things to see and do.

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