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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Singapore Grand Prix 2010 - Day 1

Oops, it's been few days I didn't update this blog already. Well, I've been quite busy with my car in the workshop and all. Also I had to renew my passport on Wednesday after getting the invitation to join the 10 winners of the Hitz.FM and MY FM on the Maxis Lotus F1 - Singapore Grand Prix 2010. Thanks to Maxis and also Nuffnang, me, Jessica and Jackie Loi embarked on the journey from Menara Maxis to check in at Grand Park City Hall, Singapore and will be going for 3 days for the F1 events that is going on there.


Jessica with the nice people from Maxis Lotus F1

J and J

Even walking to the City Hall MRT station I was able to hear the F1 engine roaring. The hotel is charging SGD 8 per half hour for Internet in the room or SGD 24 for 1 day. Thank you Singapore Government for having Wireless@SG which is a free Wireless Internet service that I was able to connect through in our room, which is on the 6th floor by the way. Registration is needed but you'll need a Singapore number. I got Hotlink roaming and connected to M1 and it sent me an SMS to dial *181*# and a username and password will be text to you to connect to Wireless@SG WiFi. The connection is pretty fast at this hour, 1 a.m.

My SG F1 pass for Friday 24th Sept 2010

The pass we have is an All Zones Access pass, there's 4 zones in total and will be given to us daily because 1 pass can only be use on that day itself. I didn't follow the group to the racing circuit in the afternoon because I have to meet up with my sister and have dinner with my brother-in-law, my mum, niece and nephew. Family comes first :p We went to Jumbo at NSRCC Safra Resort. Will post about that later.

After the dinner, my bro-in-law dropped me at Tanah Merah MRT station. I then took the MRT to Lavendar station which is the station to get to Gate 1 of Singapore F1 Circuit. It's very convenient because there will be shuttle bus just outside the station to fetch the guests to Gate 1. Gate 1 has Village Stage which Missy Elliot just performed.

An antique Porshe race car.

I reached around 10.45 pm and there's still some crowd but not too crowded. Went to find my seat at the Pit Stop Grandstand. Which means we can see the pit stops from the Grand Stand. Not bad, not bad. This afternoon (Saturday) the organizer of this trip will try to arrange us to visit the pit stop of Lotus F1 team. Fingers crossed.

Can see Singapore Flyer from my seat.

Pit Stops opposite our Grand Stand

It's already 11 p.m.

I borrowed my sister's Panasonic Lumix, hence can do 16:9 picture

Of course except for the main event, the F1 racing of course. There will also be performances.

Brazil Brazil doing the late night singing.

Adam Lambert performing tonight 23:30-00:30 at Padang Stage Zone 4

He'll be performing again on the race day on Sunday evening, 17:40-18:40.

Diva Mariah Carey will be performing at Padang Stage Zone 4 from 22:30-00:00

Okay. I'll have to rest now for a busy day and night today (Saturday). VROOM!! I will of course support our very own Lotus F1 Team.


Susan said...

Wah! So lucky ah you! Take more great pics :-)

§pinzer said...

Wah best! Go go go simon seow!

Simon Seow said...

Sholee: haha, not too bad lah.

Chris: Thanks ;)

eiling lim said...

damn lucky la u guys, i so jealous!!

FOODnTRAVELla said...

Leng chai like you always got so many exclusive invitation.

Simon Seow said...

Eiling: well, I'm jealous that you always get to eat nice food :P

Jocel: leng chai?