Where the celebs at
The world’s most exclusive after-party, Amber Lounge, takes centre stage over the Formula 1 weekend, On Oct 1 and 2. Following the sold-out success of Amber Lounge’s Monaco F1 weekend events in May this year, for its relaunch in Singapore, the ultra-luxe post-race event will be held at The Clifford Pier in The Fullerton Bay Hotel.
Guests will be transported on a multi-sensorial journey, featuring flowing champagne and cocktails by award-winning bartenders, international music artists, members of the F1 Grand Prix racing fraternity, celebrity guests and exhilarating world-class entertainment including theatrical cabaret and cirque-themed performances.
Dutch DJ and electronic music producer, Oliver Heldens, opens the event on Oct 2, while Swedish singer-songwriter John Martin will perform alongside music partner Michel Zitron will take the stage on Oct 2. Sunday night will also feature American rapper Fatman Scoop.
Individual passes start from $800++ per person, while VIP tables range between $3,000++ for 4 pax to $38,500++ for 10 pax.
Elevating the party luxe factor, Amber Lounge is introducing new ultra-exclusive suite concepts to its table packages including its Noir Suite ($100,000) and Amber Suites ($45,000). Each suite comprises semi-private architectural alcoves within the venue, offering prime views of performances and unlimited table service with flowing Perrier Jouet champagne and Belvedere vodka, along with special presentations of Royal Salute whisky 21, Codigo 1530’s newly launched Sherry Cask Anejo tequila, The Orientalist’s Gunpowder Gin and exquisite Nomad Caviar.
There will also be culinary delights by Meatsmith, Burnt Ends Bakery, and Nomad Caviar. Other partners for Amber Lounge this year include Paneco, Southeast Asia’s largest alcohol retailer and premium beer partner.
Over the Grand Prix weekend, Amber Lounge will be offering exclusive by-invitation-only VIP yachting experiences including private sunset cruises onboard a luxurious 80ft Princess Yacht in collaboration with its official luxury yacht partner Boat Lagoon Yachting. Guests can enjoy specially curated entertainment and refreshments whilst exploring the scenic beauty of Singapore’s coastline.
Hey Mr DJ
Live music is set to make a major comeback with the inaugural ‘Mandala Weekender’ held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands from Sep 30 to Oct 2. Private members club, Mandala Club, in collaboration with Marina Bay Sands, will be taking over Hall C, at Sands Expo and Convention Centre to create a world-class race viewing and party experience for members, VIPs and the public.
Held over three-nights, international artists Rae Sremmurd and Kelis, together with Yung Raja, SMITH and PRAV (Friday), Armand van Helden and Louie Vega with Anané (Saturday), and Basement Jaxx, Rudimental and Kungs (Sunday) will perform for up to 2,000 people each night.
To fuel the F1 fun, a massive 30-metre LED screen will be showing the qualifying race from 7pm on Saturday, and the full race on Sunday with a theatre-style state-of-the-art sound system.
Tickets are priced at $148 per day or $297 for a 3-day pass. VIP tables for 10 pax starts at $5,000 minimum spend and includes a beverage package of 4 bottles of Champagne, 1 bottle of vodka and mixers.
For more information and tickets, visit www.mandalaweekender.com
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Grand Prix Cyber Rally
Cé La Vie
Iconic rooftop destination Cé La Vie at Marina Bay Sands embarks on a four-day futuristic race-themed celebration that starts on Sept 28. All decked in immersive LED, kaleidoscopic installations by local artists, guests are invited to The Grand Prix Cyber Rally 2022, filled with progressive culinary voyages and exhilarating all-day parties across the three distinct social spaces.
Dine sky high at the Contemporary Asian Restaurant with a four-course dinner ($300++) curated by executive chef Maksym Chukanov. Highlights include Boston Lobster & Uni, Furikake with Brioche, and Japanese King Crab Leg. For the main course, choose between New Zealand Maimoa Young Lamb Chop, A4 Miyazaki Striploin, or Truffle Rice Porridge made with Hoshi-Jirushi rice. A Chocolate Miso dessert is served at the end, topped with roasted macadamia ice cream and dotted with frozen Balinese chocolate.
In true Cé La Vie party tradition, the venue has partnered with an explosive list of guest DJs, including the internationally acclaimed DJ Danny Tenaglia, to headline the live act at the Club Lounge on Oct 1. The all-day DJ line-up includes Malaysia’s veteran DJ Alam and local heavyweights like Anand, Arsit P, Brendon, Dave Tan, Godwin P, James Selva, Kenneth F, Leonard T, Ramesh K, Shigeki, Suren, Tony Tay, Vinnie Q and Zafirah.
For an afternoon respite, the sleek open-air playground will open up to “The Brunch Club” with all-day live DJ sets on October 1 and 2, complete with unlimited drinks packages from $78++ per pax. For bookings and other enquiries, visit celavi.com.
Marina Bay Sands
Brought to you by the TAO Group, party venues at Marina Bay Sands come alive this F1 season with a full calendar of race-themed parties from Sept 30 – Oct 2.
Carnival-themed club, Marquee Singapore is set to be an exhilarating party pit-stop with international DJs Steve Aoki and Afrojack headlining the race weekend on Sept 30 and Oct 1 respectively. Dutch DJ and music producer Afrojack will be joined by Swiss DJ and producer Gil Glaze, who will be playing deep and future house hits. Tickets are available online at the club’s website from $80 as well as at the door on the day of the event.
The high-octane celebrations continue at Lavo Italian Restaurant & Rooftop Bar on Oct 1 with an F1-themed Party Brunch. This champagne-fuelled extravaganza will feature F1-themed dining specials, plus signature Lavo dishes, and bottomless house wines and beers. To complete the merrymaking, DJ Gil Glaze will get the party started with his high-energy music.
As a final stop on the adrenaline-filled weekend, revellers can visit Avenue Singapore on Oct 2 to catch Australian rapper and singer, Masked Wolf, will liven up the bespoke lounge from 10pm till late with hot hip hop hits. Admission is strictly by table reservations only at 6688 8680 or [email protected]
Epic gastronomy and music
After a two-year hiatus, Singapore will set the stage once more for an epic night race for Formula 1. And along with the exciting race is a slew of entertainment and unforgettable dining experiences by the 1-Group.
Enjoy bespoke lunches, dining specials and exhilarating weekend race-themed parties, alongside F1-inspired cocktails and more across 1-Group’s iconic venues. Enjoy curated 4-course lunch offerings at some of the restaurants like The Summerhouse, Monti, FLNT, Botanico and more; themed cocktails and race-related activities at Wildseed Bar and TXA; a Kids Race Circuit at The Alkaff Mansion; and prix parties at 1-Arden.
Join after-dark revelry at 1-Arden’s Essential Grand PR1X Party on level 51 of CapitaSpring overlooking the Marina Bay Circuit. Look forward to an amplified entertainment line-up, glamourous international co-hosts, and a sizzling new collaboration with Silverleaf, currently London's most sought-after cocktail bar. Setting the ambience for an electrifying evening are groovy house and electronic tunes specifically curated by a stellar line-up of international and local DJs such as Stephen Day, Leland, Fabio Luca, Goldie One Kanobi and Solo Sandro from Krio, as well as Dan Paris of Digging Deep.
For beer lovers, 1-Arden also joins forces with Heineken Silver to hold a two-day immersive programme called "The Circuit" that takes place on Oct 1 and 2. For prices and information, visit www.kaarla-oumi.sg/whats-on.
For the design buff
The annual ArchiFest returns for its 16th year celebrating all things architecture. Now on till Sep 30, the event aims to encourage the general public and design professionals to come together to interact in a fun and free environment, with the goal of nurturing a design-conscious society.
Themed “The Order of Love”, the festival is centred around three core principles — Love of Our Planet, Love of People; and Love Across Generations, which you will get to see throughout the event (mostly conducted) at the URA Centre. They include an exhibition comprising seven pavilion installations that characterise the elements that make our world and Singapore liveable and loveable, as well as educational workshops and weekend carnivals offering hands-on experience by local artisans and artists.
Further to its mission in community outreach, the festival will also feature fringe events like movie screenings and architectural tours of sites around Singapore that reflect the festival theme. The festival is open to the public. For information visit www.archifest.sg.
ArchiFest is commissioned by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and supported by the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (URA). It is directed by Khoo Peng Beng and Belinda Huang of Pinnacle @ Duxton fame, and co-recipients of the 2020 President’s Design Award Designer of the Year.