3 Parties To Be Seen At During This Year’s F1

  • F1
  • Amber Lounge
  • Boudoir Blanc
  • Podium Lounge

And just like that, we’re celebrating the 10th edition of the Formula 1 Night Race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Given the uncertainties surrounding F1’s future in Singapore beyond 2017, this may well be the Grand Prix’s last lap. Does this give you and your squad licence to party like its, er, 2017? Why, yes of course!

Trackside, we’ll see performances by musical heavyweights like Ariana Grande, The Chainsmokers, Duran Duran, OneRepublic, Calvin Harris and Seal. Beyond this are scores of after-parties all across town the entire weekend (15 to 17 September). But there are three you absolutely shouldn’t miss: Amber Lounge, Boudoir Blanc and Podium Lounge.

They’re the most chichi, exclusive ones. Think celebrities, VIPs and international bigwigs; Instagram-worthy moments all night long; and a week’s worth of bragging rights. Here’s a rundown of what to expect!

1. Amber Lounge

Location: Temasek Reflections (Millenia Walk)

Against a stunning backdrop that is Temasek Reflections – the waterfall behind Millenia Walk – Amber Lounge will transform the space into a club-like scene complete with elevated VIP lounge, dance floor and bar area. On the catwalk, expect to see the F1 drivers strut their stuff during the Amber Lounge Singapore Fashion Show. British singer-songwriter Raye, dubbed an “extrovert anti-diva" by The Guardian, provides the entertainment on both Saturday and Sunday. If all the action proves too much, head to the terrace. There, get a customised ice-cream from the Magnum Pleasure Bar and, well, just chill.

Packages available:
Ultimate Package: The most desirable, tailor-made weekend package. Enquire for details.
Methusalem Tables: The best tables in the house. Includes a 6L Methusalem bottle of champagne and 3L Jeroboam bottles of premium vodka all night long. S$31,000 for eight guests.
Jeroboam Tables: These come with a 3L Jeroboam bottle of champagne and unlimited bottle service. S$23,000 for 8 guests.

Amber Lounge

2. Boudoir Blanc

The Clifford Pier

For something with a bit more spice, there’s Boudoir Blanc. It’s flirtatious, yes; scintillating, sure; but never explicit. Think sultry performances by burlesque artists, roving models and personalities in naughty outfits, and cabaret-style entertainment all round. Up on stage will be ex-Moulin Rouge burlesque royalty Fallon Dee, plus New Orleans-born songstress Acantha Lang. Meanwhile, headlining the decks on the final race day is French DJ/producer Klingande of (2013 hit single) Jubel fame. Klingande (real name: Cedric Steinmyller) is renowned for his use of the saxophone and violin during his live DJ sets.

Passes available:
Rockstar passes: Inclusive of a champagne bottle or six drinks. S$350++ on Saturday 16 September; S$500++ on Sunday 17 September.
VIP passes: Inclusive of all night free-flow Taittinger champagne, Grey Goose vodka and Peroni beer. Pre-sale prices S$650++ (U.P. S$800++) for Saturday 16 September; S$1,100++ (U.P. S$1,200++) for Sunday 17 September.

Boudoir Blanc

3. Podium Lounge

The Grand Ballroom, The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore

Now in its ninth year, Podium Lounge will transform The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore’s Grand Ballroom into a glitzy arena featuring an overhead catwalk and VIP balconies. From this exclusive perch, you can survey the shenanigans of each evening’s 3,000 or so guests. The massive lineup of headline acts includes Grammy winners Coolio and Macy Gray, plus the creators of record label Hed Kandi, best known for their particular brand of sexy beach house. Other attractions: celebrity fashion shows, grid girl and aerialist performances, and a charity auction of rare and authenticated F1 memorabilia. Not to mention art, wine, whisky, watch, fragrance, super car and private jet showcases. What’s not to love?

Packages available:
VIP Table #1: Inclusive of four 3L Jeroboams of Champagne Duval-Leroy and two 4.5L Rehoboams of Grey Goose Vodka. Plus, a Meet & Greet with guest artists and celebrity hosts. Price: $28,888 for 25 guests.
VIP Table #2: Inclusive of four 1.5L Magnums of Champagne Duval-Leroy and three bottles of Grey Goose Vodka. Price: $5,088 for 12 guests.
VIP Table #3 Inclusive of two 1.5L magnums of Champagne Duval-Leroy and two bottles of Grey Goose Vodka. Price: $3,088 for 8 guests.
VIP Table #4: Inclusive of one 1.5L magnum of Champagne Duval-Leroy and a bottle of Grey Goose Vodka. Price: $1,488 for 4 guests.

Podium Lounge

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Published 7th September 2017
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