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Singapore F1 Advice Needed!

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IndianaBlues3y, 1w agoPosted 3 years, 1 week ago
Basically I've been given the opportunity to fly to Singapore for one night to see the F1 - arriving at 17:30, and the race starts at 20:30. I'd then be on a return flight that arrives back into the UK at 05:30 on the Tuesday.

a) Is it worth all that travelling?
b) Would I have a cat in hell's chance of getting through immigration, to a city centre hotel inside the circuit, then getting back out to a seat in the Bay grandstand within a 3-hour window during the build-up to the grand prix?

It all seems quite tight to me, but I don't know the city etc so it could be a breeze!
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IndianaBlues3y, 1w agoPosted 3 years, 1 week ago
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thesaint#1
Obvious question = What time do you leave Singapore?
greg_68#2
Sounds very tight, but if it were free I'd go anyway. Just got to hope there are no delays on the way out otherwise you could miss it altogether.

Google maps seems to suggest it is 20km and 20 minutes from the airport to the F1 circuit.

I assume you'd get most of Monday free in Singapore too?

Sounds a good adventure and one you may regret missing.




Edited By: greg_68 on Jul 26, 2012 11:09
sancho1983 3 Likes #3
The race lasts a while, so you'd see at least some of it.

Regret the things you do, not the things you don't do.
CyDoNiA 2 Likes #4
You stay at home and I will go in your place and let you know if you could have made it in time. ;)
deeky#5
sancho1983
The race lasts a while, so you'd see at least some of it.

Regret the things you do, not the things you don't do.

Yeah, it's when you get to my age you start to regret missed opportunities.

Ain't that right sancho? ;)
IndianaBlues#6
thesaint
Obvious question = What time do you leave Singapore?

It looks like it'll be around 23:00 on the Monday, looking at the flight arrival times...
IndianaBlues#7
greg_68
Sounds very tight, but if it were free I'd go anyway. Just got to hope there are no delays on the way out otherwise you could miss it altogether.

Google maps seems to suggest it is 20km and 20 minutes from the airport to the F1 circuit.

I assume you'd get most of Monday free in Singapore too?

Sounds a good adventure and one you may regret missing.

I think the doubt is coming from 4 visits to Silverstone, and the associated queuing/delays/general chaos that goes with that - perhaps that close to the race any blockages will have calmed down!
sancho1983 1 Like #8
deek72
sancho1983
The race lasts a while, so you'd see at least some of it.

Regret the things you do, not the things you don't do.

Yeah, it's when you get to my age you start to regret missed opportunities.

Ain't that right sancho? ;)

Cheeky

Not quite there yet granddad! :)
greg_68#9
You could post on their facebook page, probably be a wealth of info on there.

http://www.facebook.com/SingaporeGP
doritos#10
go for it, you only live once!

Edited By: doritos on Jul 26, 2012 11:40
guvbanned 1 Like #11
I had a 3 hour connecting flight in Singapore once...... I ended up staying for a week! oO
MBeeching#12
Sounds like a great opportunity.
boothy#13
Takes about 30 odd mins into SIngapore normally via the subway system,all very tight though as any flight delay would make the trip pointless,immigration is swift though and very efficient.
master_chiefbanned#14
Would be mad to fly all that time just to catch a glimpse of it.

I saw them setting up the course but left a few days before the first one there.
IndianaBlues#15
master_chief
Would be mad to fly all that time just to catch a glimpse of it.

I saw them setting up the course but left a few days before the first one there.

Hmm that's the issue - as I said before I've been to the British GP four times now, and if anything the race itself, once you've had the first two or three manic blow-your-eardrums laps, becomes almost secondary to the rest of the day - milling about the various stalls, soaking up the atmosphere and watching the support races/stunts etc. With this, I'm literally going to get there (if at all) just before the lights go green and miss all the peripheral stuff.

On the flip-side...it is a virtually free trip to somewhere I've never been before, albeit close to 40-hours travelling for the privilege...
MinstrelMan#16
If its not business class or you dont have a stopover I wouldnt do it personally, you'll feel crap after such a long flight and the best part of being in singapore for the GP is the afterparty's
csimanbanned#17
madness! Far too far to go on the off chance you mind get their in time to be at the back watching one corner of a lap and then travel back

I wont even go their with the environmental damage of travelling that far for something you can see for free over here with a view on all the race.
IndianaBlues#18
csiman
I wont even go their with the environmental damage of travelling that far for something you can see for free over here with a view on all the race.

Lol, I think the plane will fly with or without me ;)
gmdlogan#19
sancho1983
The race lasts a while, so you'd see at least some of it.

Regret the things you do, not the things you don't do.

I always thought it was regret the things you don't do, not the things you do?
csimanbanned#20
IndianaBlues
csiman
I wont even go their with the environmental damage of travelling that far for something you can see for free over here with a view on all the race.


Lol, I think the plane will fly with or without me ;)

without you, it will contain someone who is probably making the flight for a good reason

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