Singapore Formula One Grand Prix

Tenant upset by closure

THE closing of roads leading to the SingTel Singapore Grand Prix circuit has upset some shop and restaurant tenants at Suntec City and Marina Square. Many of the them told The Straits Times that business has nose-dived owing to the inconvenience following the road closure. Others blamed the slower economy. Several roads, such as Beach Road and Bras Basah Road, had sections closed since yesterday in...

Rooms Going Fast And Furious? Well …

Only 3 out of 15 hotels report full occupancy during Grand Prix stretch AS SINGAPORE hoteliers gear up for the nation’s first ever Formula 1 night race later this week, the initial euphoria about a potentially huge tourist windfall has given way to more realistic expectations. Of the management teams at 15 hotels Today spoke to, only three — The Fullerton, Ritz Carlton and St Regis — report full...

Skyline to be all lit up

STB, URA and building owners making plans for special lighting WITH the world's first Formula 1 night race to be beamed to350 million fans globally, Singapore authorities are pulling out the stops to ensure the downtown skyline forms a blazing backdrop. The reason why that will be a challenge: The race circuit's 1,500 light projectors, which are four times brighter than average stadium floodlights, so...

Singapore Flyer raises its game

Television sets on its premises and in each of its 28 capsules showing live Formula 1 action. Fringe activities such as fire twirlers, samba dance and live band performances. Deejays hitting the deck and gigs by local celebrities like Kumar and John Molina. The Singapore Flyer is going all out with these to woo visitors during the Republic’s inaugural night Grand Prix race over the weekend of September...

F1 trackside hotels see good demand for rooms

Hotel rooms that provide a good view of Singapore's first Formula One Grand Prix race in September are being snapped up, including those that cost more than S$13,000 a night. Most hotels that line the track said business is good. With six more months to go before the big event, some have already had confirmed bookings for 50 to 95 percent of the rooms. From the 26th floor of Fairmont Hotel, one gets to see...

Hotel room rates set to hit record high during F1 race

Hotel room rates are set to hit an all-time high when the Formula One Grand Prix comes roaring into Singapore this September. Visitors can expect to pay nearly 100 percent more, even if they are staying at a mid-range hotel. Over 90,000 die-hard fans are expected to catch Singapore's first Formula One Grand Prix from the race ground. But as the speed demons burn up the asphalt, the accommodation may...

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