Singapore’s Formula One Festivities Gear Up

Published September 13th, 2009 - 07:30 GMT

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Visitors to Singapore this month will be in pole position as the world’s only FORMULA night race and Grand Prix festivities take place.

Tens of thousands of racing fans from around the world are expected to convene in Singapore from 25-27 September for the FORMULA ONE SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, where the world’s best drivers will go for glory along the floodlit public streets of Singapore.

To accommodate for the rise in demand for tickets, Singapore GP Pte Ltd has announced that extra grandstand seats have been added to the previously announced 82,000 daily capacity. Of the available grandstand and walkabout capacity for the 2009 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, more than 80 percent have already been sold to date.

“This year’s race will be a an historic event as we welcome more international travellers and friends from the Middle East to our vibrant and exciting city,” said Jason Ong, Area Director for Middle East and Africa, Singapore Tourism Board.

“With Singapore gearing up to host the world’s only night race for the second year, we are kicking off a range of grand prix-themed events and surprises – including the highly anticipated F1 ROCKS™ concert – providing regional visitors and international crowds with memorable experiences both on and off the track!” added Ong.

Adding to the excitement, Singapore’s iconic landmark, the Merlion, has recently been decked out to welcome visitors. This year’s decoration at the Merlion Park consists of a series of 20 chequered flags flanking the Merlion. The black and white flags are typical of a FORMULA ONE race, while the red and white flags represent Singapore and the Singapore GP Season.

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